They understand how to speak with the addict effectively and persuasively because of their own personal experiences.
Most drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities are very controlled environments.
Being completely segregated from one’s home environment, the recovering addict spends their days in the program shuttling from one group to another, eating at specific times the food that has been prepared for them, and spending free time shooting pool, playing ping pong, watching sports on TV, and socializing with fellow clients. To leave this safe haven and re-enter the life you left behind can introduce a multitude of triggers, leading to relapse.
From the moment a recovering addict leaves the treatment facility he begins the fight of, and , his or her life.
When I was in the process of getting my second divorce, I was seeing a therapist. I got along with him well enough that I decided to do something new: I was going to be honest.