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  •  Great subject.... (9+ / 0-)

    that needs to be discussed on-going.
    As a substance abuse counselor and in recovery (15 years clean), I see what the diarist is talking about quite often.
    The barriers for seeking treatment are many; the most prominent is stigma. We do not treat alcoholics/addicts/mental illness sufferers very warm & fuzzy in our society.My staff and I try to create an environment conducive for individuals to look at what is not working and you don't do that by judging, you do it with compassion; even if they are acting terribly...compassion is the only rush that works.
    Excellent topic...lets keep it going!

    "Speak your mind, even when your voice trembles." -Maggie Kuhn

    by DeannaHawk on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:50:17 AM PDT

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