Getting treated for substance abuse is easier said than done for many people. Indeed, many people may not even be aware that they are habitual abusers. For them it may be perfectly normal to be taking pills at regular intervals, on a daily basis, to calm the nerves or deal with a headache that keeps on coming back. This could be ignorance of the highest order. And then there are those who are in perfect denial.
Having fingers pointed at them can be downright irritating or frustrating for them and it would have been too easy to suggest that they only have themselves to blame. This is not the time and place to be judgmental. This is the time for empathy and a great deal of understanding. No one can know what pain and suffering these folks are going through. For many a delicate introduction to the substance abuse treatment radcliff is required.
Still to this day, with serious exceptions, no one can be forced into therapy. But those who make the suggestion, gently and with understanding should be commended for at least doing the right thing. These are the first steps that need to be taken towards a full recovery from a life of addiction. Addiction to drugs. Addiction to alcohol. Addiction to prescribed medication even. These are all serious and life-threatening matters.
Indeed, you could expect medical practitioners to be taken to task in this instance. Should they not have been aware that their patients are suffering. They are not leading their patients down the garden path. They are leading them astray into worse territory. They are misleading their patients and it is good to know that there are those who are being severely reprimanded to the point where they actually lose their license to practice.