Topic: getting help
Our healthcare system supports more and in some cases better treatment based on the ability to pay for it.
The terms of agreement that emerge from an intervention must be the right terms, likely to result in success and amenable to all parties.
If by chance the patient didn’t fit the physician’s preconception of an addict– he or she was a respected member of the community, for example– then the doctor often fell into the enabler role.
if some members of your team have become hesitant, mired in doubt, lost their motivation– then you want the professional with you.
A shorter stay is cheaper and less disruptive to your life, but 90 day programs give you more time to master the skills of recovery.
One benefit of gender-specific rehab is the reasons for initial substance-seeking can be appropriately addressed by the treatment team and can be processed with like-minded peers.
It’s an essential truth that alcoholics think about changing for a long, long time before they seriously attempt it. They’re ambivalent about change, and struggle to make up their minds.