Our expert says:
This is actually quite a good example of why I feel that ANY treatment for ANY form of drug problem 8is inadequate unless it includes a period of skilled counselling. For any number of reasons we may become over-sensitive to criticism, and this may predispose us to get into drug problems in the first place, seeking chemical ways to boost our sense of self-confidence and to dull our awareness of potential slights or criticisms. This can be effectively dealt with in counselling, and can remove one of the predicposing factors that increase our vulnerability to drug abuses.
Seeing a psychologist / counsellor could help you to appropriately boost your self-esteem, identify stress triggers and how to cope with them, and how to make yourself less sensitive to the boss's bullying. Is there a HR dept at work with which you can discus some of your purely work-related concerns ?
It's not easy, in office skirmishes, to stand up for an active junkie, but why shouldn't people stand up for an EX-junkie who has shown himself capable of good work ?
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