The Lamb in Wolf's Clothing

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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 Call me Crazy or Lazy” and i have to say, it went quite well. Tonight at 6PM, at the Higher… Continue Reading →

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 extended release naltrexone treatment than they previously had with Suboxone. It appears that naltrexone with psychosocial therapy significantly reduced the… Continue Reading →

Sometimes there needs to be distance placed between yourself and an addict

Researchers have shown, time and time again, that stigmatization is strongly associated with Addiction and Addiction Treatment. However, there are times when it is appropriate to “let go” of an addict. Now, someone may tell me, “But, aren’t you the… Continue Reading →

How 'bout we try loving addicts?

There is little question that there are many times that someone who’s addicted to a substance will behave in very angering ways. Though I advocate compassion, I understand the anger and fear that comes with being involved with a person… Continue Reading →

Maybe there isn't anything real under the sun

Maybe there are no new frontiers. Man can fly over every inch of land and he can build machines to scan every inch of the oceans. Telescopes can probe into the farthest reaches of space and nearly everything on earth… Continue Reading →

A brief intervention

If someone were shooting a video of his feet while he walked, the video would have captured his stride and cadence and pace and any viewer would have recognized the steps of an elderly man. The viewer would notice the… Continue Reading →

There's no such thing as wasted time

A few days ago, someone said to me in reference to her soon-to-be ex-husband, “I can’t believe I wasted the last four years of my life on him.” Her statement interested me because I’m not now, nor have I ever… Continue Reading →

A story that shows why sometimes Probation Officers can just suck

The other night, I got the type of call that reminds me that we are all part of the struggle against addiction. It went something like this: “Primo, I need help.” No hello, no how you doin’. But, then again,… Continue Reading →

Six (6) Free Continuing Education credits: The Metaphor Approach Workbook

Metaphors demonstrate people’s respective and individual frames of reference because only we ourselves know the symbols in our world and what they mean. I’ve taught this material for six (6) continuing education credits (CEC) and have received strong reviews about… Continue Reading →

The dangers and risks of alcohol withdrawal

I attended a clinic about alchohl withdrawal and had my eyes opened to the complexities involved.  From personal experience, I knew that alcohol withdrawal was dangerous, but there’s a lot more to it than I realized. The slides are here:Alcohol… Continue Reading →

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