Many arrive in addiction treatment with clear symptoms of pathological gambling that often go unrecognized.
Try thinking of recovery as a learning process based in experience rather than the acquisition of information.
Maybe for some individuals, whose goal is simply to get off drugs and meet like-minded people, a 12 Step fellowship fits the bill better than, say, the local church or civic group.
Most people in stable recovery got there the hard way, through major alterations in the way they live.
Those misconceptions are a principal reason so many Americans have become skeptical of the value of treating addictions at all.
Somebody who shows up six months later, sick, asking for another admission to the hospital, is in their eyes a failure.
Nobody should have known about this in the first place. Somebody broke Josh’s confidentiality, and sources within the team are a prime suspect.
As if he were proud of it — as if his list of treatment ‘failures’ represented a weird sort of achievement.
People attend AA for a variety of reasons, in different stages of readiness, and with diverse objectives in mind.
There are many concepts in clinical psychology that are not science-based, but are nonetheless still of use in therapy.