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Addiction robs authentic relationships

With a cool breeze in my face and the wind carrying the church bell’s song, I let feelings rise inside of me.  Doubt crept into my mind: What if I’m just not good enough to “make it” as a writer?… Continue Reading →

The heck with a certain Santa Fe bookstore

Yesterday, a Santa Fe bookstore owner slapped me in the face.  Well, not literally, as she is an older lady and if she had actually slapped me, I doubt that I would have felt it much.  Really though, I would… 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 →

The fear that comes with Addiction can be lessened. here's how…

As the weekend gets underway, I’m certain that many people are awakening to the fear that comes with loving someone who is addicted to drugs.  As a reminder to everyone, my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, is… Continue Reading →

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 needed help. The client was a seventeen (17) – year-old girl who’s addicted to Oxycodone. Anytime I get these types… Continue Reading →

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 which is the best? For me, approaches that focus on client empowerment and establishing meaning through the client’s perspective tend… Continue Reading →

Addiction CAN BE CURED!

One of the biggest “trap” questions I’m asked is, “Can Addiction be cured?”  Over the years, I’ve wavered because sometimes I think it can, but other times, I’m just not sure. However, while I understand that Addiction is an individualized… Continue Reading →

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