When it comes to alcohol and drug abuse, anger-based hostile aggression, and entitlement-based coercive domestic power and control, you would not think of these behaviors as practiced skills, and yet they are. They are for the simple fact that all behavior is goal directed. For substance abuse, the goal is to chemically mediate ones insecurities and/or eliminate and avoid distress and despair. For anger-based hostile aggression, the goal is to intimidate, punish, or eliminate a perceived or real threat. And for entitlement-based coercive domestic power and control, the goal is a false sense of self-mastery. Neither of these behaviors are rational or functional and yet they serve their purpose for the person involved. You don’t fix or solve these behaviors, rather you address their motivation, alter their utility, and create a function fit between the involved person’s mind-set and the medium or action of abuse. Interesting enough, what most people know about the mind-set, one could fit on the head of a pin. When it comes to behaviors of personal self-destruction, ignorance is not bliss. Why would you choose to step on a sharp piece of glass? To understand the mind-set, I challenge you to read my article on What is a mind-set?
We specialize in helping clients address co-occurring mood disorders with alcohol and drug abuse, anger management, and coercive domestic power and control (domestic abuse). We offer evaluations, intervention, counseling, and education.
Call: 603-702-0117 or 603-489-1956. We serve two areas:
2757 White Mountain Highway & 2 Village Green Road
Suite F, 2nd. Flr. Bldg. B, Suite 5,
North Conway, NH 03860 Hampstead, NH 03841