Rock bottom is RIGHT NOW


It can be scary to be a substance abuse treatment provider.  Especially when there’s been success: People approach the successful treatment provider with awe, almost as though he or she has some magical and secret knowledge about healing an addiction.  But, the truth isn’t nearly as glamorous as that.  Really, success in substance abuse treatment requires far more from the substance abuser than it does from me and I see myself as a conduit of information that can allow “rock bottom” to emerge.

You see, rock bottom isn’t about landing in jail or losing loved ones or crashing a car; real rock bottom is a moment when perception shifts.  People will almost always choose a path of less resistance, if given a choice, and a substance abuser will do all he or she can to maintain the use of the substance.  However, it’s my core job to provide evidence such…

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