Thinking About Addiction
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What does a place like that have in common with a big-city program filled with homeless addicts who have multiple social problems and co-occurring disorders and perhaps haven’t held a job in decades?
One thing’s for sure: it’ll be popular, because your typical alcoholic would rather not quit if he could think of an alternative.
I had to think back to the retreat leaders I had experienced, and remember just how much they listened to me and offered prayers, not advice.
Psychiatrists were encouraged to hold off on a diagnosis of depressive disorder until several months after such a loss.
In spite of the advances, science still struggles to understand the disease process that underlies most disorders.
As a general rule, the better the causes of a disease are understood, the more effective the treatments will be.
Informed client choice means accurate information about the likely outcome of decisions made early in treatment.
It isn’t that big a challenge; you simply add a basic questionnaire on the subject to your intake paperwork.