chapter  3
22 Pages

Strengthening Recovery by Fostering Emotional Intimacy in Males

Albert Einstein is credited with having coined the phrase “Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting diff erent results.” How often has an individual’s behavior while under the infl uence of alcohol or other drugs been described as “insane,” “crazy,” “criminal” or “immoral”? This question will resonate with men in substance abuse treatment, because it is very likely that they will have been seen by others (and themselves) in this mentally or morally defi cient light. There is no doubt that people who are in the throes of addiction can and have acted in ways that merit these descriptions. Their behaviors often leave friends and loved ones asking: “What were they thinking?”