Chipping away at denial (Part 2 of 4)

In Part 2 of our four-part series on addiction and denial, group facilitator and case manager Adam Armstrong discussed strategies to chip away at denial.

“To begin to chip away at it is to discuss what denial looks like,” Armstrong said. “And it looks different for everybody.”

Armstrong also talked about some of the cases of denial he has seen, including a case where an opiate addict “felt he wasn’t an addict because he was taking care of his responsibilities at his house.” Armstrong said he explored… (continue reading)