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A new approach to Addiction treatment, wrap-up

In my opinion, people want to be accepted and loved despite being flawed.  Whatever a given person perceives those flaws to be, to me, that’s THE basic human desire.   To try to explain, let’s look at someone I’ll call, “Joe.” … Continue Reading →

Rock bottom is RIGHT NOW

It can be scary to be a substance abuse treatment provider.  Especially when there’s been success: People approach the successful treatment provider with awe, almost as though he or she has some magical and secret knowledge about healing an addiction. … Continue Reading →

A definition and discussion of what Addiction really is

Really, addiction is a multi-layered disease per the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s definition, “Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual… Continue Reading →

Depression didn't kill me, it only made me stronger

One Saturday night, I found myself grabbing junk out of my closet and stuffing it into a large garbage bag.  I was tossing out anything that was within reach of my pistonlike-moving arms.  My runny nose signaled late fall, which… Continue Reading →

Some badly needed self-care…

It was a rough day: Dark energy swirled around me since I first opened my eyes.  It felt like I was under attack and there wasn’t much I could do but allow the darkness to envelop me.  There are many… Continue Reading →

Wake up and give a damn!

It feels like, sometimes, that he more I learn, the less I understand.  I can’t for the life of me understand why people in general don’t want to do more to make this world a better place.  While I get… Continue Reading →

Why is Deception so much a part of Addiction?

One of the more common catch-phrases within the addiction treatment community that I’ve head (and probably used) is, “Deception is the disease.”  The reason it’s so widely used that it’s now almost cliché is that it’s an absolute true statement. … Continue Reading →

Thank God for my Dream-maker

Really, God wants our dreams to come true.  The however is that, like me, people are too dumb to listen to what God says.  God, in his infinite power and wisdom, knew that with the fall from grace, humanity would… Continue Reading →

Tell Your Story!!

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you” — Maya Angelou The first time I read those particular words from Ms. Angelou, I knew exactly what she meant.  Too many people live as though their… Continue Reading →

Thoughts of addiction from those with addictions

I wanted to share three (3) quotes from journal entries that clients within an inpatient treatment facility have shared with m.  I believe that these entires may be able to provide clues and ideas to carry forward into other aspects… Continue Reading →

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