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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →