Topic: therapies and tools
Research admittedly takes a long time, including the need for replication, and patients in clinical programs aren’t necessarily willing to wait.
“It’s too much like doing your taxes,” was her verdict. That’s probably the worst thing I’ve heard anyone say about psychotherapy.
Not surprisingly, the vast majority of patients who drop out or otherwise leave maintenance programs return to heroin at rates of 80% or higher.
Might be that clinicians can teach patients to activate their own body’s placebo response, in order to feel better.
Clinicians… feel as if they’re always missing at least one extremely important tool that would make all the difference.
Most people in stable recovery got there the hard way, through major alterations in the way they live.
Please get back to us as soon as you’ve perfected this cure. We can promise you massive profits, guaranteed.
It’s a good question to put to a newcomer, in AA/NA or in therapy: “How much work are you willing to put into this process?”