Logically, the disease model of addiction shouldn’t threaten anyone’s belief in their own ability to recover, any more than a diagnosis of diabetes or hypertension suggests you can’t successfully recover from those illnesses.
Tag: patient education
A key breakthrough for recovering clients: The realization that, while they cannot control their disease, they can do a lot about their own recovery.Read More
Use examples. It’s hard for someone with alcoholism to grasp the idea that he or she can’t go back to drinking at some future point – after a year of abstinence, for instance. But the old saw that a pickle can’t go back to being a cucumber – that people seem to understand.Read More