How does a health care system treat what they term a hopeless condition? How does a doctor tell a patient the truth after taking the Hippocratic oath when the truth could be so harmful, it would kill? How can a heath care system provide an evaluation if the results would be harmful to a patient for that matter?
Isn't treatment indicated when someone is harmed - even if it was an evaluation that harmed them - like the determination that you have a hopeless condition? After all, they won't have to pay for it, you will! Never-mind that it really only requires a few basic rules, let's call it, a lifestyle change to manage.
Better yet, how do we provide consent for treatment like that? Just exactly would we say on the form?
"I'm sorry, I won't be able to tell you the truth about an evaluation that will be harmful to you and if you qualify for treatment, it will won't do you any good."
"Please sign here: ______________ Will you be using Visa, MasterCard or American Express?
If you don't consent, I'd be glad to prescribe a pill for you to take, and set up an appointment with someone who will tell you a story about yourself that you'll just love - whether you like it or not."
And what of the alternative, such as Spiritual communities of reformed C.O.R.E. RICO personnel trolling for targets and players - then what?
Well, Anonymous Fellowships and the like, are where those of us who blame professionally end up! The last stop on life's journey. Patsies, Finks, Cops, Criminals, Federales, Bounty Hunters, Advocates and Collectors all without ID. Addiction is the only way we are able to cope with the pain of our anger, and, it's what happens when you've worked all your life to help others understand what's wrong. They get really good at blaming you for your guidance and direction. All the bad decisions you saved them from, and all the harm you've prevented results in a huge resentment.
Maybe it would have be better to focus on our own decisions, and make our own mistakes, so we can learn our own lessons. At least we won't be resentful of them and dependent upon you at the end of the day. We'll be much better examples of how to live, and we won't need a drink to feel better. If your only options come in the form of toxic substances, where can we turn, what can we do?
Doctor: "That's an awfully painful version of reality don't you think?"
Patient: "No doctor, I'd rather live with the truth, but if that's a problem for you, I'll promise not to tell. Do you think that would be okay?"
Doctor: "Well, I hope you understand that some of these statements you've been making could be harmful. How can we have your assurance of this agreement?"
Patient: "I take Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express."