Jane Velez-Mitchell spews garbage recovery advice about eating foods that contain alcohol, or using any products that contain alcohol, and their supposed ability to trigger relapse. Jane identifies as a recovering alcoholic and consumption addict.
Relapse Prevention Therapy has fast become a popular addiction treatment approach, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? Relapse Prevention may actually create a self-fulfilling prophecy whereby people expect to relapse.
The Twisted Arm Error is a phenomenon whereby failure in coerced attempts at addiction treatment confirm the notion that addiction is an incurable disease which requires ongoing cycles of treatment and a lifelong effort at “recovery.” This causes hopelessness for the plight of people with substance use problems and their loved ones.
Baseball player Josh Hamilton was involved in a freak accident which ended in a fan’s death. With a history of addiction, the sports media is concerned Hamilton may relapse over guilt about the incident.
Here’s a helpful list of ways to make sure you never solve your substance use problem.