Topic: dealing with noncompliance
I’ve never had much success explaining to a patient in the first 30 days of recovery that when Bobby smokes dope, it’s medicine, but when Liz lights up, it’s drug abuse.
Clients who struggle to stay drug-free can resent the presence in group of others who openly use substances.
Repeat DUI/DWI offenders can pose tough challenges for treatment programs and counselors. The needs of the client and the demands of the legal system don’t always work together.
A big fine, for instance, isn’t necessarily a better deterrent than a lesser one that is administered quickly and effectively.
If Bob gets a job, his mom will ask him to move out of the basement, and he’ll have to get a roommate, which he doesn’t want, so better to remain unemployed.