How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (clinicians)
Useful stories and common sense answers to your questions about challenging cases and clinical issues from Scott McMillin, co-author of “Don’t Help: A Positive Guide to Working With the Alcoholic,” “The Healing Bond: Treating Addictions in Groups,” and five other popular addiction books.
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Project Match has long been held up as demonstrating the efficacy of three very different approaches.
There are many concepts in clinical psychology that are not science-based, but are nonetheless still of use in therapy.
Stats are something we impose on them when there’s already another client waiting in the corridor and the charting still isn’t done.
The challenge is to develop that relationship quickly enough to engage the client and create an environment that promotes success.
From the beginning, it was designed to be a program for living… a grass-roots approach based not on scientific research or professional practice but on the direct experience of recovering persons.
Sending somebody to meetings without some prep work is like making a referral for therapy without bothering to find a therapist.
Most communities provide both options for opioid patients, and lacking a methadone for alcohol or cocaine, use a more traditional abstinence-based approach for those addictions.