I would like to start this post by sharing Dr. Langan response to the first part of this post: “Should Addicts Be Forced Into 12-Step Rehab Programs? No“
“The argument is often advanced that without coercion there is insufficient incentive to enter treatment and, within a medical paradigm, not wanting to enter treatment is considered a symptom of the disease. Moreover, the greater the denial of the disease is considered directly proportional to the severity of the disease. Although both of these may be true in the throes of an acute addiction, the chronic relapsing brain disease with lifelong abstinence and 12-step recovery model is being used to coerce treatment on those who do not need it as “denial” can be present. according to these folks, long after the drugs and alcohol are gone.” –-Michael L. Langan.
Comments – Jorge R. –
– I agree with Dr…
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