Best You Expo 2016 talk Q & A with Ian Young
1) Positive Rewards and Negative Consequences 2) Frequent Random Drug Tests 3) Abstinence based therapeutic Programmes 4) Recovery based Role Models, Recovery Sponsors (Mentors), Sober Coaches (AKA Recovery Coaches) and a safe Community of fellow Recovering friends. 5) Modified Lifestyles – Change! 6) Active and sustained monitoring – accountability 7) Regular counter balance of relapse – 12 Step Fellowship Meetings
– Do no harm – Improve the situation for better for all – Respect all those involved – Be fair to all – Be compassionate
The planned process of confrontation by people who are important to the addict. Its purpose is to allow the addict to see the destructive nature of their addiction on the people they love. The result of a Sober Intervention? Right there, right then, we’ll see the real person that you previously knew and momentarily they’ll emerge out of their addictive …
The sooner you realise that it’s never going to go back to the way it was, the sooner you can move forwards. Understand that your loved one will always remain active in their addiction while you continue to permit them to have it. There is very little hope for them to change, if you’re not prepared to first change your …
Codependence – a person is “addicted to the addict”; they assume responsibility for meeting the addict’s need and neglect their own Enablers – people who knowingly or unknowingly protect addicts from the natural consequences of their actions “when you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil” – max lerner
If the Addict is pleased with the help you’ve given them, you’re probably enabling them. If the Addict becomes angry, agitated or restless with the help you’re giving them, then you’re probably helping them beyond how you can ever imagine.
Someone once told me that when you start cutting, you can’t stop. I didn’t believe them. I recently started cutting and now I can’t stop. I love the feeling of it. I love the blade against my skin And you know what? I don’t care if it kills me.
1.Silent Treatment 2.Lying 3.Making Threats 4.Accommodating their demands 5.Cancelling plans 6.Assuming responsibility 7.Pretending 8.Lecturing 9.Avoiding 10.Relocating 11.Hiding or destroying or dumping (alcohol / drugs / paraphernalia / food etc) 12.Others?
If there is even a small concern, then in most cases there is a problem, that given time will only develop and become a bigger problem. There could be many hidden addictions and there’s rarely no smoke without fire, no matter what story the person you’re concerned about concocts to baffle and confuse you. If your gut tells you there’s …