probablyanintern1 karma2021-11-10 08:09:04 UTC
LCSW is something I've considered as a career path for myself after working in the court system and having a lot of face to face interaction with people in the throes of addiction and at their lowest points, but I have a few hang ups holding me back.
1. I've never been an addict myself nor had a close relationship affected by addiction. Do you think a lack of first-hand experience would limit my ability to connect with patients or have them feel like I can understand their experiences?
2. Addicts are tough to deal with sometimes. They're not always the nicest people, and as you mentioned in an earlier response, if they don't want to change, they're not going to. Does it start to weigh on you if patients aren't successful, don't really want to change, or have a terrible relapse or overdose?
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probablyanintern1 karma2021-11-11 08:04:43 UTC
Wow, that's super helpful in answering my questions! Thank you!!
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