“Oh I know that’s not a marijuana leaf on your cap!”
I had just ushered a young lady into my office. She entered treatment the week before, and I wanted to check on how she was feeling. When I called her from the waiting room, I noticed a rhinestone design on her cap with one part of my brain. I like bright sparkly things, so it caught my eye. But by the time we walked the short distance to my office, it dawned on me what the design was, and I confronted her about it.
“What? Yeah, it’s marijuana. Sorry. I didn’t even think about it.”
“What part of you thought it would be OK to wear clothing promoting drug use to your drug addiction treatment program?” I continued.
Usually I’m more complacent about clothing our patients wear. Some programs have minimal dress codes: no pajamas, nothing too revealing…
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