Running Time: 55 minutes
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Michael Johnson challenges a group of residents at an adult transition center to take a serious look at their lifestyle while involved with alcohol, drugs and criminal activity. He questions “what is the payoff?” of living that lifestyle. Listing the payoffs, he discusses feelings of isolation, loneliness, failure and embarrassment. He challenges the viewers to look at the reality and truth about who they really are. This video helps counselors reach their clients as Johnson addresses common obstacles to engaging in therapy. During therapy you are out of your element and can often feel confused as therapy has taken away everything and everybody you enjoyed. In therapy, your old value system is in conflict with the changes you are trying to make in your life, which can cause you to experience feelings of grief, loss, loneliness and despair, and at times to ask yourself, “can I really do this?” Throughout this video, Michael challenges the lifestyle of alcohol, drugs and criminal activity and provides the viewer with strategies for successfully building a different life.