I was called in not long ago to help find a landing place for someone after the family did an “intervention” for opioid addiction. I spent a day and night making calls to every wise person with the right expertise in my digital rolodex, trying to find just the right place with an open bed, an evidence-based approach, and experience with this specific kind of addiction.
At the end of the day, the person who needed the help refused to go. Their spouse threw up their hands in exasperation. What is there to offer in a situation like this? To read the entire article on WRAL, visit: https://www.wral.com/the-use-of-poetry/17868885/