Look what’s happened to the public image of rehab as a result of those awful high-profile celeb incidents.
You find yourself burdened with unfamiliar doubts and worries about the mechanics of living without alcohol and drugs. You wonder how you will ever adapt.
This is really about a continuous process of change. The unifying force is the addict’s subjective experience.
He’s able to describe complex phenomena in terms that, with a little work at least, we can understand.
It’s not a mystery why so many addicts lapse in those initial months. That’s completely understandable. The important thing is that they climb back on the bike and ride on to success.
By extension, (women’s) recovery success will positively affect communities’ (and the nation’s) health and economy.
It’s often difficult for family members to see the real extent and nature of the damage addiction has caused to themselves and the family.
Focusing on the areas most likely to challenge sobriety can help the person in recovery prepare positive responses.