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Outskirts Press announces 49 Tips & Insights for Understanding Addiction, the latest highly-anticipated Addiction Education book by Santa Fe, NM author Juan Blea, MA, LADC.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2016. Denver, CO and Santa Fe, NM – Outskirts Press, Inc. has published 49 Tips & Insights for Understanding Addiction by Juan Blea, MA, LADC, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The… Continue Reading →

How to help an addict

I remember walking into a 12-step treatment facility for the first time, as an intern, and being asked by one of the patients, “Are you in recovery?” The question was invasive, to me, as I wasn’t there for treatment, but… Continue Reading →

Recovery from Addiction requires holistic treatment. Here's why…

Substance abuse treatment (SAT) can be problematic for several reasons. But, I think there is a fundamental reason behind all SAT: There is an underlying misunderstanding of the mechanics of, not only substance abuse, but also of Addiction in general… Continue Reading →

For healthy recovery, we need Hope

Whether you’re a treatment provider or someone seeking recovery from Addiction, the way to begin each day is with renewed hope that the fight can be won.  Addiction is all-consuming and mostly leads to darkness.  It progresses from mild to… Continue Reading →

The difference between enabling and supporting from a treatment provider

As an addiction treatment provider, among the more difficult topics to tackle when educating a family about addiction and/or recovery is the difference between enabling and supporting. A lot of times, people think that they are being supportive, when in… Continue Reading →

Can Psychological Empowerment improve Substance Use Disorder Treatment Outcomes?

In my clinical experience, people afflicted with substance use disorders enter treatment with rather low expectations for their treatment. It almost appears that the prevailing theme for many people entering recovery is that they are certain to relapse, thereby assuring… Continue Reading →

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