Client: I don’t think I need to stay at a half-way house after treatment.
Therapist: Why not?
Client: My boyfriend has an apartment that’s about half way between here and my job.
Client: I am not in denial – I am not an alcoholic.
Therapist: How do you explain 3 DUI’s?
Client: Easy. All the guys I work with stop for drinks after work just like I do. None of them have ever gotten a DUI.
Therapist: Your point?
Client: Don’t you get it, man? I’m not an alcoholic, I’m just unlucky.
Therapist: When are you going to get honest with your peers about your using history?
Client: Probably never – I have trust issues with these people.
Therapist: You have trust issues? Someone who admits they will meet a complete stranger, in the worst part of town, at 2:00 in the morning, to give him $200 for drugs that could be anything, to put in your body?
Client: That’s different.
Client: I’m really happy to be in treatment – I picked up my 30 day chip last night.
Therapist: You said you had a problem?
Client: Well, yeah. When do we get a break from all this recovery stuff?
Client: All right, all right. I’ll read the pamphlet on Codependency – when I get a chance. Right now I’ve got to help my roommate write her life story and talk to my sister, who needs help with her boyfriend.
Therapist: (God, grant me……)
Client: Well, I did it, I got totally honest with my wife about my drinking the problems it has caused me.
Therapist: When did this happen?
Client: Sunday, on visitor’s day, I told her almost everything.