An Intervention For A Client, Friend And / Or Family Member Essay

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Before you can plan an intervention for someone that is in denial of their substance abuse you have to understand what denial is, what are the different forms of denial, what is an intervention, how to stage an intervention and what are the 12 steps you must go through to reach recovery. In this paper I am going to break down each of the topics listed above and hopefully once we reach the end of this paper you will know how to properly seek treatment for a client, friend and/or family member. Nevertheless, before we make it there we first have to know what is denial and how is it described. Well, The Clean Slate describes denial as “The original psychological concept was conceived of by Sigmund Freud, as the explanation of a defense mechanism by which a person’s own mind would subconsciously hide the facts of reality from them as a way to perhaps protect their ego, or avoid necessary but painful realizations and/or life changes. In a way, it’s as if a person in denial is lying to themselves, but according to the concept, when we are in denial we’re pathologically rejecting reality. That is to say, a person who is in denial isn’t consciously lying because they don’t even know the truth as their own mind has hidden it from them.” The Oxford Dictionary defines denial as the “refusal to acknowledge an unacceptable truth or emotion or to admit it into consciousness, used as a defense mechanism.” So basically when you compare the definition of denial from the Oxford Dictionary

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