The Importance Of Interpersonal Deception Theory

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Note that the process moves from bottom to top, interpersonal to intrapersonal relationship. The idea is to meet people in early sobriety where they are. As mentioned earlier, people in active addiction are skillful in deceit and manipulation (Maté, 2008, p. 224). While these skills help to keep substance use active, they also require expertise in exteroceptive skill, the ability to be aware of one’s surroundings (Miller, 2016). Additionally, as Interpersonal Deception Theory is beginning to explore, deception also requires a high degree of interpersonal skill (Buller & Burgoon, 1996/2006?). Although these behaviors have caused negative consequences in the past, it’s a familiar zone in early sobriety thus where this model begins. While presented

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