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.
The field is getting accustomed to patients arriving in addiction treatment complaining of problems with prescription opioids, stimulants, sedatives, etc, while actively enrolled in medical cannabis programs.
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.
“It’s too much like doing your taxes,” was her verdict. That’s probably the worst thing I’ve heard anyone say about psychotherapy.
Do what you promised, regardless of employee or the job they hold. Fairness is important, and fairness is a perception.
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.