When facing a situation where a spouse is clearly addicted to prescription medication, it may be very difficult to accept this addiction is just as serious as someone who is battling with street drugs. Quite often the spouses view their partners as people who are simply not taking responsibility for their actions. Concerned spouses will do much better to realize that these drugs are debilitating and can greatly hinder the ability to have a controlled response. In other words, their loved ones may be under the influence of the drug in ways that are difficult to assess without professional intervention. One of the greatest obstacles to overcome is facing the shame that is realized with those who finally admit their addiction. In his eye opening book aboutrecovery from addiction, Dr. Aaron Jamal gives readers a candid look at the journey of recovery that addicts often face. As an addictions counselor, Dr. Jamal offers insight into the mindset of many addicts struggling to regain sobriety. Join Drs. Aaron and Margaret Jamal with Threapist Midge Lansat to discuss this serious issue.
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