Those misconceptions are a principal reason so many Americans have become skeptical of the value of treating addictions at all.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to make an appointment right away, talk to your group leader before/after a group session, or bring them up in your support or step group.
Topics: barriers to recovery, defense mechanisms, emotional issues, enabling and provoking, maintaining sobriety, outpatient treatment, Recovery Tools, relapse, signs and symptoms, tools for recovery, treatment
The behavior of antisocial persons is a challenge to traditional substance abuse counseling. Offender populations are packed with antisocial clients. It helps to address these behaviors directly, beginning with the treatment plan.
“But what if…?” Coming to terms with the reality of lifelong abstinence is one of the difficult tasks of early recovery.
Having a judge or a parole officer holding the big stick on them may be enough to get them into treatment, but it’s usually not enough motivation to get them beyond the minimum of compliance.