This holiday season, can you finally shut the door on the alcoholic or drug addict in your family?
After two weeks of torment from the Brett Kavanaugh hearings (and his eventual confirmation), our resident social worker and alcohol expert, Joe Schrank, has some space to discuss the other-other problem: America's continued nonchalance about "youthful binge drinking."
"I try to think of my clients as having Stage 4 cancer, so I'm aware they won’t all make it. Arrogance is one of my flaws, but I know I can't control addiction. The body count is high and it is kind of wearing on me."
The wrong way to react to the Opioid Crisis is with shock, horror, and surprise. Drug users use drugs. The question is will they use egregious lethal street drugs or something regulated and supervised that will help them.
Emotional work does have an end. If it doesn't, why bother?