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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 →

Introduction to Addiction and Recovery

Introduction to Addiction and Recovery (Based on 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction)  Course Description Both Addiction AND Recovery follow a predictable path that can be measured.  However, without a fundamental understanding of the progression of an addiction, that… Continue Reading →

Addiction robs authentic relationships

With a cool breeze in my face and the wind carrying the church bell’s song, I let feelings rise inside of me.  Doubt crept into my mind: What if I’m just not good enough to “make it” as a writer?… 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 →

The heck with a certain Santa Fe bookstore

Yesterday, a Santa Fe bookstore owner slapped me in the face.  Well, not literally, as she is an older lady and if she had actually slapped me, I doubt that I would have felt it much.  Really though, I would… 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 →

Reflective writing: A tool to fight Addiction

I believe in the idea that reflective journaling can literally heal a person. Especially when it comes to building leaders: Reflective writing is a powerful tool that allows a person to best learn how to lead his or her life…. 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 →

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 →

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