CEU · substance abuse

Online Intro to Addiction and Recovery course is NOW AVAILABLE for 6 CEUs!!

I’m taking a page out of the opensource community and am now offering Introduction to Addiction and Recovery fully online!  Simply click on this link, register for the site, confirm your registration, and then enroll yourself in the course!  There is NO COST and upon successful passing of the “Final Quiz,” I will issue you… Continue reading Online Intro to Addiction and Recovery course is NOW AVAILABLE for 6 CEUs!!

drug and alcohol abuse · heroin addiction · mental health · substance abuse treatment · Writing

If you don’t work it, it won’t work!

I heard myself explaining that my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, is a great resource if people would only out the work into that it demands.  Then it occurred to me: Really, people want change, they just don’t want to do the work to make the change happen.  I’ve worked several cases… Continue reading If you don’t work it, it won’t work!

Positive energy · Writing · addiction recovery

49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction named a finalist for the 2016 NM Book Awards!

My latest book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction has been named a finalist for the 2016 NM Book Awards in the self-help category.  Needless to say, I am both psyched and humbled for this recognition; I never thought any book I’d write would actually become a finalist for any award.  When I was… Continue reading 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction named a finalist for the 2016 NM Book Awards!

reflective journaling · Running

Lack of preparing for a Duathlon is a mistake I won’t repeat

I competed in the Atomic Man Duathlon held a few days ago. While the event itself was fantastic, I didn’t come away feeling my best. As a matter of fact, I’m only now able to face my performance and reflect on the race. The day started with a bit of uncertainty; although I had tried… Continue reading Lack of preparing for a Duathlon is a mistake I won’t repeat

Addiction Education · addiction recovery · substance abuse treatment

 Randomized controlled trial of Network Support treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy for alcohol use disorder

In looking for support for the idea of “recovery capital,” I came upon an article for which I’ve included the link: Source: Network Support II: Randomized controlled trial of Network Support treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy for alcohol use disorder Now, it should come as no surprise that those with strong social supports are better… Continue reading  Randomized controlled trial of Network Support treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy for alcohol use disorder

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Is Moral Reconation Therapy a viable treatment option for substance abusers?

Originally posted on Addicted to Words:
I led a workshop about the Substance & Process Abuse Consciousness. I’m not certain about whether the thirty or so attendees liked the workshop, but I do know that one attendee didn’t like that I “demonized” a therapeutic modality called, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). Now, I don’t like MRT.…

addiction recovery · drug and alcohol abuse · Positive energy · religion and spirituality · substance abuse treatment

Good and strong beats darkness every time

When I hit high speeds, it’s like all of my sense blend together into one point of single-focus. Me and the bike become one machine, aligned for the sole purpose of control among potential chaos. There’s nothing to protect me, if I lose control, I could get hurt. Regardless of the risk, the reward of… Continue reading Good and strong beats darkness every time

addiction recovery · reflective journaling · Running · Writing

Fear is not a fact: A run to the Summit Viewpoint

When I started up the last hill, a sense of relief came over me like a blanket on a cold night. Eleven minutes and one mile earlier, I was afraid of continuing; the trail was slick from recent rains and I had no idea how far I’d have to run to reach the summit Viewpoint.… Continue reading Fear is not a fact: A run to the Summit Viewpoint