Topic: patient education
It’s often true that the folks who are technically most misinformed on an issue have the greatest degree of confidence in the rightness of their beliefs.
Suppose you were in the audience listening to someone else deliver the talk. What would get your attention? What would you enjoy learning about?
Focusing on the areas most likely to challenge sobriety can help the person in recovery prepare positive responses.
The trick is to sustain the gains made in rehab in the vast uncontrolled experiment that is everyday life.
Psychological theories that may be of great interest to professionals can seem like messages from Pluto to a rehab patient.
The point of the game is to win. You win by knowing the odds and trying to take advantage of them. Even if that means resisting emotional impulses.
The workbook is based on recognized disease-model treatment principles and can integrate readily in Matrix and other established EBP treatment protocols.
A key breakthrough for recovering clients: The realization that, while they cannot control their disease, they can do a lot about their own recovery.
Would have been easy enough to avoid, had I seen it coming. Unfortunately the brain I was using to make decisions was the addicted one. It was not a friend to recovery.