there is an expression in the airforce which says that the flak is heaviest over the target. this is true in many areas of our lives. in my work it is truest regarding my success with clients who have anxiety issues that lead to substance abuce. my strongest critics are those who suggest that because i`m not a medical professional that i couldn`t possibly be able to provide relief from alchohol or drug abuse. well, tell my clients that. the clients that come to me with substance abuse issues get to work and stop the anxiety and then make better choices.
people who feel good naturally, without medication, don`t need to drink or do drugs. it`s as simple as that.
so i wear a flak jacket and keep working.