There are folks who make the rounds, getting the same advice over and over, and never putting it into action.
It’s difficult to gab or text with your friends or play Candy Crush while you’re struggling to assume the yoga position.
In fact, it’s often difficult to convince the trauma patient to seek treatment, in part because of fear of having to re-experience the event.
Rebuilding trust is no easy feat but if you have a friend or family member willing to let you crash on the couch, you will have to do just that temporarily.
Partners of addicted people may have difficulty leaving or setting boundaries because they do not wish to be rejected or hated by their partner.
I felt detached from life and the people around me. I felt like a failure, but I had no other choice but to get back on my feet and try again.
I suspect that the methodology for measuring success was far too narrow. Focused entirely on crime, they missed a host of other gains from participation in treatment.
It seems to me that it’s entirely possible for one person to be lying, ambivalent, and in denial at the same time.
A criminal defense attorney complained to me that his clients didn’t begin to take things seriously until the second or even third offense.