This is usually meant to say the addict is headed for relapse, hanging around drug related people, places, and things.
Why do you think the above “Barbershop” saying has a negative spin? Social scientists have proven that we are highly influenced by others. I invite you to help change “The Barber Shop”.
The barber shop can be:
- Going to therapy
- Structured Family Recovery
- Attending 12 step meetings
- Practicing the principles
- Sticking with the winners
- Living ethical behaviors
“The haircut” could be Recovery and not relapse. We can enable recovery by putting a positive spin on the things we say. Recovery does happen when people are in places where they can recover. The grass grows where it is watered.
To learn more about the recovery process and how I can help visit here.