Getting Effective Treatment

This blog entry is devoted to getting effective treatment.

Those of us who are able have the duty to dialogue with our treatment providers to decide together on the best options to treat the symptoms we have right now.

Those of us who lack the ability, because of a symptom like anosognosia, might not believe we have an illness because of this lack of insight.  In this instance, I side with family members who try to get their loved ones treatment.

Either way: I’m confident when I tell you that you can’t go it alone if you want to succeed in life as well as in your recovery.

You will get the most effective treatment when you allow your providers to talk to a family member like your husband or mother or a trusted [key word: trusted] friend.

It’s always possible to cross over a line where the symptoms return and you’re not aware you need help.  Having a family member or trusted friend step in to get you help could be the difference between having a continued successful life and recovery or reverting to having an ongoing challenge.

I will talk in Thursday’s blog entry about how family support made all the difference in my own life.

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Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She owns a resume writing and career help business. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and a fitness buff.

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