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

Maybe there’s even something to AA’s “higher power” after all…

It’s hard for me to argue with data and evidence.  If I think something, but can’t support it, then I

My prayer for addicts and their families on Holy Thursday

My heavenly Father, As you enter your passion, please allow me to share your walk, as I try to share

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

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

Reflective journaling can help manage our emotional responses

The other night, during my version of an intervention, a young wife said to me, “I can’t leave him.  I

No one can fix somebody else, but there is comfort in understanding.

During a recent consultation phone call, a mother of a young woman who was binge-drinking argued that her daughter was

Religion versus Spirituality within the Treatment of Adolescent Substance Use Disorders

Treating adolescent substance use disorders (SUDs) can be challenging because of its multi-faceted nature. In an effort to address the

Understanding Addiciton's payoffs can help relate with Addicts

If someone asked me to play a game of tennis, there’s absolutely no way I could accept.  I’ve never played