Substance Use Disorders and the Patient-Clinician Relationship
Editor’s introduction When she was State Treasurer, former Texas Governor Ann Richards made the following remarks to the National Council on Alcoholism: ‘When I became worried about my drinking and actually got up the courage to talk to my doctor about it, I said, ‘You know, I’m really concerned about how much I drink,' and he said, ‘How m uch do you drink?' Gearing up as best I could, I said, ‘I drink as m uch as three really big vodka martinis before d inner.' And the doctor replied, ‘Oh well, you don’t have to worry about that. I drink tha t m uch.' This tells us something about the medical profession and their attitudes’ (Richards, 1989).
Floyd, Michael R.; and McCord, Ronald S.. 2018. Substance Use Disorders and the Patient-Clinician Relationship. Substance Abuse: A Patient-Centered Approach. 113-133. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315376219-15 ISBN: 9781498793810,9781857759129