Resources for Patients & Families FAQs
Partners of addicted people may have difficulty leaving or setting boundaries because they do not wish to be rejected or hated by their partner.
The goal is to eventually develop an objective scale by which pain can be measured not by self-report, but by neuroimaging.
As control erodes, the drinker redoubles efforts to regain it. Some resort to “white-knuckle” abstinence, giving up alcohol for a while, just to prove to themselves or someone else that they can.
As the article points out, it’s possible to make use of the flashlight on your cellphone for the necessary illumination.