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substance abuse treatment

Author Juan Blea to discuss the ins and out of Recovery and offer FREE CEUs

On Thursday, August 4th, 6:30 PM at Page 1 Bookstore in Albuquerque NM; I will be discussing Recovery and what it really is.  While I will be reading from my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, I will… Continue Reading →

Why giving ultimatums don't work with addicts.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been wrestling with meaningless deadlines.  Again, if there is an actual dependency associated with a deadline, or if the consequences of missing a deadline are enforced, then I think deadlines are quite useful and… Continue Reading →

NO magic bullets to fight addiction

I’m going to be on a Santa Fe radio station on Tuesday the 5th.  The host will ask me a bunch of questions regarding my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, and I will provide him with answers. … Continue Reading →

There may be nothing healthier you could do

My son and I were arguing about which device could take a better picture; either my Nikon D3300 or his iPhone 6s.  The rules were simple: we’d find a subject, snap some pics, and then ask a couple of people… Continue Reading →

Midwest Book Review calls Addiction book "essential reading"

As a writer, it’s always scary for me to put my work out into the world.  If there’s negative feedback, or worse, NO feedback, it’s as if the word “irrelevant” is stamped onto my forehead.  However, when a great review… Continue Reading →

Want a tool that you can use to improve your life?

I’ve written and published 4 books, but I can’t say that I’ve done a good job of promoting them.  Part of the reason why I haven’t been out there pounding on doors about my other books is that it’s hard… Continue Reading →

The Addict Identity MUST DIE!

The Addict Identity must die.  Most people would agree with that, but what they may not either agree with or understand is that they keep the Addict Identity alive.  The challenge is that most people don’t understand the Addict Identity,… 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 →

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 take the necessary steps to: first, understand our own behavior; and second,hange our own behaviors.  Especially if we want an… Continue Reading →

Join Juan Blea for a FREE reading in Taos, NM

Hello — I’ll be giving a free reading and discussing the idea of compassion in addiction treatment.  Please see the above flyer with all the details… {As a tool, my book 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction really can help… Continue Reading →

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