Category Archives: Choice Theory

MEDICATION MADNESS by Michael Rice, LISAC, CTRTC

Columbine High School, Aurora CenturyTheater, Tucson AZ, Ft. Hood TX, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Washington Navy Yard, Virginia Tech, Isla Vista CA, 3 airline suicide plane crashes, several teenage suicides – the 2nd largest cause of death of youths between the ages of 10 and 24. A major factor in the majority of all of …

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Go Sell “Crazy” Somewhere Else

Go Sell “Crazy” Somewhere Else by Michael Rice, LISAC, CTRTC One of the major road blocks facing the improvement of “Mental Health” is the medical/psychiatric community, the media, and the general public’s misunderstanding of just what IS mental health.  When I ask my group members or non-Choice Theory based audiences to come up with words …

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PERCEPTION

PERCEPTION Toronto’s Mayor, Rob Ford was interviewed in part along with his brother by Matt Lauer.  In the interview, Mayor Ford strongly denied he had a problem with alcohol or drugs.   His brother and advisor, Councilman Doug Ford, echoed his brother’s statements.  Mr. Lauer applauded Doug Ford as being noble and supportive of his brother …

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LOOKING IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

  What was that old definition of insanity? . . . Repeating the same thing over and over while expecting different results? It would appear that the psychiatric delivery system of psychiatrists and psychologists, therapists, and counselors have been doing this for the last 115 years. They continue to seek the answers to aberrant behavior …

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Wilson

    WILSON By Michael Rice, LISAC, CTRTC   So much of the world appears to be caught up in the belief that any behavior that is not considered usual or normal is the result of a mental illness . . . that there is some sort of chemical imbalance in some people’s brains. I …

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We Need A New Psychology

We Need A New Psychology As of this date, the world is in shock as to the horror of one young man’s actions of killing 20 children and 6 adults before taking his own life.  In events similar to this where mass murder or multiple assault occurs, the same questions are asked and statements made: …

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Congressional Divorce

Congressional Divorce The word “dysfunctional” has been used, misused, and overused for what seems to have been more than half a century.   We hear it used mostly in reference to individuals indicating mental illness, maladaptive family systems, relationships, and conflict between groups or individuals.  Defined by the dictionary, dysfunction reads: Abnormal or impaired functioning, especially …

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7 More Deadly Habits

   Seven More Deadly Habits   Most of you who read my blogs and articles are familiar with Dr. Glasser’s Seven Deadly Habits of External Control.  For those of you who are not familiar with them, the Deadly Habits are the behaviors that the majority of the world’s population relies on as a means to control …

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Repairing Relationships In Recovery

  Repairing Relationships In Recovery    The previous blog that I posted stressed the importance of relationships in the recovery of addictions.  Looking back on it, I discovered that I overlooked a very important aspect of relationships in that blog in regard to addicted populations.  Yes, relationships are paramount in the management of recovery and especially …

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An Overview of Choice Theory for Addicted Populations

  A Broad Overview of Choice Theory for Addicted Populations.      The Quality World of the addict or alcoholic contains a very vivid image of their drug of choice.  (Alcohol is a drug only in liquid form).  So whatever drug they prefer or whatever brand of beer or liquor they prefer will be vividly pictured in …

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