How to Talk so an Addict Will Listen (families)
Help for families struggling with an addiction problem
Useful stories and common sense answers to your questions about addiction, treatment, and recovery from Scott McMillin, co-author of “Freeing Someone You Love from Alcohol and Other Drugs” and six other popular addiction books.
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I felt better and according to science, made better decisions if I took a few moments to calm myself.
Isn’t that a bit like the drinker who insists he’s fine except that he just drinks a whole lot more than other people?
Would you respond to this information with a concerted effort at self-examination and profound behavior change?
That’s the mystery: Not why some people become addicted to certain substances, but why others do not.
Treatment is a formative time for a recovering addict—the ideas that seem to save us end up staying with us.
Rehab isn’t intended to effect a cure for someone’s addiction. We don’t have a cure for anybody’s addiction.
In other words, they may also be engaged in professional treatment, attending live support groups, seeking medical or mental health care, or some combination of the above.
Many arrive in addiction treatment with clear symptoms of pathological gambling that often go unrecognized.