A doc who’s watching the clock is far less likely to expend valuable time chatting with a patient.
Topics: communication, counseling skills, In the news
The addicted brain is unable to accurately evaluate the situation.
Topics: communication, opioids, signs and symptoms
Kids in the audience already know someone who uses drugs without appearing to suffer much from it. Assertions to the contrary by some stranger are automatically dismissed.
Topics: communication, prevention
Of course a blog has one big down side: You have to keep feeding it, like Moloch, with new content.
Topics: communication, marketing
Many addicts think they can control their drinking. While they may be able to stop, simply quitting is different from a lasting, internal change.
Topics: communication, family, intervention
Social networking speech is protected, in the United States at least, by the same Constitution that protects other forms of speech.
Topics: administration, communication, supervision
By the time a client lands in treatment, it may be hard to tell whether their family relationships offer a potential asset or a problem set to address.
Topics: assessment, communication, family, therapies and tools, treatment planning
If we have been or are in the addict’s path, we have dealt with having to compromise.
Topics: co dependency, communication, family
Psychological theories that may be of great interest to professionals can seem like messages from Pluto to a rehab patient.
Topics: addiction and the brain, communication, early recovery, patient education, program development, therapies and tools
Simple truth: Nobody can watch over another human being 100% of the time.
Topics: co dependency, communication, getting help, parent child conflict