This is just a heads up. It is okay to talk about substance use and impact on your life without going to rehab or “admitting you are an alcoholic or addict”.
There is no research or evidence to support continuing the same path until you “hit bottom”. It’s simply dead wrong.
Never was legit. And never was meant to guide our society’s response.
It’s a slogan that was helpful way for people (family) to understand the limitations of their control. And a way to explain the phenomenon of human motivation at a base level.
Slogans are not meant guide healthcare policy.
If you are a family member with a loved one misusing substances remember you can also seek info.
- Ask questions.
- Educate yourself.
- Learn about this issue.
- Don’t listen to people who immediately start pushing rehab.
A HEALTHCARE CONCERN
There is much to learn. Tough love is another overused term.
Be careful where you get information and try to approach this in a manner similar to other healthcare issues.
This is a healthcare concern and lifestyle management issue that falls along a wide spectrum.
TALK ABOUT IT TODAY
Talk about it. Before it gets worse.
Talk about it with your doctor.
Talk about it with a good therapist. Or just get more information.
Read. Learn. You can talk about it even if you don’t want to quit.
Source: Recovery Cartel