May 28, 2014
When treating addiction, denial can show up in many forms. A common attitude among patients is to assume that their addiction is less severe than others because of the substance being used. A frequent example is an alcoholic who claims that their dependence is not as serious as someone who is addicted to a class A drug. Alternatively, somebody who has an addiction to a class A drug may find the idea of recovery more daunting because of the perception that their condition is more serious than that of those around them.