Is being a writer worse than being an alcoholic?

There wasn’t a lot left – a couple of drops, really. But it called to me and awakened something inside

Online Intro to Addiction and Recovery course is NOW AVAILABLE for 6 CEUs!!

I’m taking a page out of the opensource community and am now offering Introduction to Addiction and Recovery fully online! 

Changing our own actions CAN LEAD to change in an addict

We can’t fix anyone else — this is true.  However, we can allow change in others to emerge IF we

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

An open letter to an addict's enabler

Dear Enabler, Look, I know your intentions are good.  I KNOW that you think all of your “helping” is leading

Quit blaming Mexicans for the problems WE create!

I don’t usually wake up on Saturday morning pissed off about an idea.  But, this particular Saturday, I find myself

Historial Trauma, Addiction, and student success podcast PLEASE SHARE

Hello — this morning, Emily Stern,the Director of Santa Fe Community College’s Diversity and Integrative Center, and I were on the Richard

Really, the "heroin epidemic" is NOT Big Pharma's fault. It's all of ours.

Here’s the thing: There’s a mythology being propagated that suggests there’s a natural progression from pharmaceutical opioid addiction to heroin

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