Don't call me crazy or lazy! PLEASE SHARE

I’ve given the first of two (2) presentations in support of the Santa Fe Community College’s Center for Diversity’s “Don’t

Maybe there’s even something to AA’s “higher power” after all…

It’s hard for me to argue with data and evidence.  If I think something, but can’t support it, then I

3 things an opiate addict can do that might help her kick

A while back, I got a call from a mentor with a GED program about a client of hers who

Why metaphors are great treatment tools

The reality is that there are hundreds of ways to treat a substance abuse problem. The challenge for practitioners is

Reflective journaling can help manage our emotional responses

The other night, during my version of an intervention, a young wife said to me, “I can’t leave him.  I

As long as payoff is high and harm is low, an addict WON'T seek recovery

There is a simple truth when dealing with Addiction: As long as the payoff for using is of high value

No one can fix somebody else, but there is comfort in understanding.

During a recent consultation phone call, a mother of a young woman who was binge-drinking argued that her daughter was

We NEED to consider extended-release Naltrexone for treatment opioid dependence

A study published at the end of 2015 (please see this article summary) showed that opiate addicts benefited more from

I need to beat The Addict once and for all — PLEASE SHARE

I first remember meeting The Addict when I was around 8 years old. My family was hosting a regular Friday

Addicts need to learn to feel in order to begin recovery

I was in the middle of a somewhat heated conversation with someone about her addiction last night. At one point