I am Tired

Disheartened. Depressed. “Why bother, Joani, you are working at a losing game. Whack a mole, that is it, that is what you are doing.”Do I believe in what I’m doing, interventions, to get people into treatment for their disease? I am just plain sad and discouraged. My sweet (sometimes pain-in-the-ass friend) is gone. She answered… Continue reading I am Tired

When it don’t come easy, when a patient does not accept the help of treatment at an intervention…..

At first I feel like crap professionally, but that feeling lasts only a nanosecond. I don’t have the luxury of wallowing in my own deflating self-esteem. I know the stats: about 5 to 10 percent of patients do not accept the first option we offer them. Five percent go to treatment after the intervention, and 5… Continue reading When it don’t come easy, when a patient does not accept the help of treatment at an intervention…..