The Lamb in Wolf's Clothing

The place where Juan Blea writes about all that is good and strong and beautiful!

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mental health

Really, homosexuals and those with mental illnesses are worthy of love

While I do think that people are entitled to their opinions and while I respect everyone’s right to express those opinions, I don’t support ignorant beliefs that interfere with people’s health. When I hear people say things like, “Gay people… Continue Reading →

The lessons of a spider…

A few nights ago, I saw this spider between my fence and my trash can.  It was about 9 PM when I first saw it; when I got home it was about 4 PM.  The web hadn’t been there when… Continue Reading →

if you want to help an addict, be the best version of yourself

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 →

We can ALL do our part in destroying the Addiction Identity

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 →

This book will teach you that you have the power to face Addiction

Here’s my pitch: If you buy 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, read it, and do as many of the exercises as you can, you will be both prepared to handle Addiction and be much more inoculated from Addiction’s… Continue Reading →

You're invited to a VERY important symposium! PLEASE SHARE!!

On April 5th, in partnership with the Santa Fe Community College’s Center for Diversity and Integrative Learning, I will be presenting on Historical Trauma and how it informs mental health and addiction in New Mexico. More importantly, I will discuss… 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 →

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