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Juan Blea to discuss Recovery Psychology August 4th at Page 1 ** PLEASE SHARE

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Exciting NEWS: Self-Study course now available for 6 CEUs!

I am THRILLED to announce that my self-study course, Introduction to Addiction and Recovery, is APPROCVED for six (6) self-study continuing education units (CEUs)!  This approval marks a milestone for me; it has always been a career goal of mine… Continue Reading →

NO magic bullets to fight addiction

I’m going to be on a Santa Fe radio station on Tuesday the 5th.  The host will ask me a bunch of questions regarding my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, and I will provide him with answers. … Continue Reading →

Ethics Workshop to show how Leadership can eradicate Substance Abuse

I’m not the best salesman in the world, but I do consider myself a good writer and even better teacher (plus I have really strong evaluations to support my consideration).  Among the great joys of my life is presenting information… Continue Reading →

Stop looking at substance abuse through the lens of substances

More and more research is indicating that “recovery capital” is a predictor of someone completing a treatment program, whether inpatient or outpatient.  Recovery capital is a set of resources a person possesses that can be accessed to reinforce someone’s path… Continue Reading →

Thank you to Turning Point Recovery for a GREAT DAY!

Yesterday was one of the top 5 professional days I’ve had in my entire career!  I gave a presentation entitles, “Trama and De-escalation” at Turning Point Recovery Center in Albuquerque, NM and, without ANY doubt, it was the most educative… Continue Reading →

Join Juan Blea for a FREE reading in Taos, NM

Hello — I’ll be giving a free reading and discussing the idea of compassion in addiction treatment.  Please see the above flyer with all the details… {As a tool, my book 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction really can help… Continue Reading →

Substance abuse should NOT define a person

“So, what does it mean to you that you use crack?” He looked at me as though I had asked him about Pi’s stretch into infinity.  “What does it mean that I use crack?” “Yes, what does it mean to… Continue Reading →

if you want to help an addict, be the best version of yourself

The more time I spend researching and educating about Addiction, the more I’m beginning to realize that rewriting an identity is the real goal of any effective treatment program.  As a matter of fact, rewriting an identity is emerging to… Continue Reading →

We can ALL do our part in destroying the Addiction Identity

In my opinion, we are at a point where how we treat Addiction MUST change.  We can no longer pursue means of treating Addiction that reinforce the Addiction identity.  What is the Addiction Identity? To me, it’s any personality trait… Continue Reading →

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