Sunday, March 1, 2009

Don't be fooled by what a person promises

On February 16, 2009, Dr. Linda Hancock published a great article on her blog entitled "Don't be fooled by what a person promises."

It is worth reading by anyone dealing with substance abuse and other folks as well.

Here is a snippet from her article:

When Paris Hilton was incarcerated, one of the television programs interviewed a judge and the host asked “Do you think that Paris will change now that she has become a born-again Christian in jail?” The wise judge responded “Everyone is born-again their first week in jail”. When people are in trouble or are “caught” doing inappropriate behaviours, they often cry and make promises that they will change and “never’ commit the sin again. This doesn’t mean that they can or will change no matter how sincere they sound at the time. In fact, they may even believe the story themselves at the time. Change, however, takes a great deal of effort.

You can read the whole article and it is brief by clicking here.

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