I learned about this last night from my therapist and thought I'd share. Actually, I think it's the easy child term for "brainwashing". As many of you know our son is in a long term (13 month) faith based program. He has done MANY short term rehabs and did okay for a while but not long term. I never really saw a big change in him like I have always known has to happen. I always knew in my gut that he was not done with it all even though he thought he was. My therapist is an addictions specialist which is key for me to better understand what we are dealing with and my role in all of this. She feels that long term cognitive restructuring is what is happening to my son now and is the best chance for him to be successful. I had told my son many years ago before I even knew much about addiction that he really needed to change and I never saw how that was even possible; his thinking was so skewed that it was frightening and did not line up in any way with how he was raised or how our other boys live their lives. I'm hoping that letting his brain literally be forced a full year without drug use will enable this to happen and I know that some here have had success with this so I'm hoping that it the case for us too.