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Real Recovery starts from within!!

  {Video above is a reading from Tip #10 From 49 Tips and insights for Understanding Addiction} One of the more angering ideas that people have in regards to drug and alcohol abuse treatment is that it’s something external to an addict and the goal for dealing with addicts is to get them to go… Continue reading Real Recovery starts from within!!

Addiction Education · addiction recovery · addiction treatment · substance abuse treatment · Writing

Recovery is solely the addict’s responsibility

When life becomes difficult, people have a tendency to look for something or someone to blame. When a family is faced with addiction, the need to blame becomes even more intense. It’s almost as though people feel comfort in projecting their anger about an addiction onto something or someone else. For example, I’ve often heard… Continue reading Recovery is solely the addict’s responsibility

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Please visit and like jblea1016.com on Facebook!

My goal in life is to guide people towards the best version of themselves, which is why I started jblea1016.com in the first place.  While my primary focus is Addiction Treatment, I know that reflective journaling about all that is good and strong and beautiful and I’ll often post things that I find of value. … Continue reading Please visit and like jblea1016.com on Facebook!

addiction recovery · addiction treatment · creativity · drug and alcohol abuse · substance abuse treatment

2 things about addicts that can make conscious creativity useful

I believe with all that I am that humanity seeks to be creative. But, I do want clarify a point that is often misunderstood. While creativity is a basic human need in my opinion, in order for it to be effective within a “healthy growth” program, it must be approached consciously. The idea behind “conscious… Continue reading 2 things about addicts that can make conscious creativity useful

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Addiction results from a consciousness of scarcity

I wish I could say that I met him while I was deep in the woods.  I’d say that I was wandering along a trail and that I met up with him while he was washing what clothes he had in the river.  In my wishful thought, he enlightened me, as great teachers do, and… Continue reading Addiction results from a consciousness of scarcity

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Give the gift of Recovery this Christmas

After garnishing strong reviews and an award, I am certain of the efficacy of 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction.  This book can provide the path towards health for anyone who struggles with Addiction.  The truth of any program is that NO ONE can own someone else’s health.  We are all responsible for becoming… Continue reading Give the gift of Recovery this Christmas

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Why helping addicts amounts to emotional warfare

I think the main problem I encounter with people “helping” someone with an Addiction is that they are totally and completely unaware of the fact that engaging an addiction amounts to entering into emotional and spiritual warfare.  Sure, there is the psychology of addiction, and the psychology of recovery that need accounting.  And while understanding… Continue reading Why helping addicts amounts to emotional warfare

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Addiction just might be symptomatic of something else…

During lunch the other day, I was responding to a question from a colleague about one of my own core beliefs about Addiction, which is that Addiction can be symptomatic of another issue, when someone in the next booth mumbled a comment under her breath that I knew was directed at me because I was… Continue reading Addiction just might be symptomatic of something else…

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The 3 types of addicts and what you need to know about each

In my years of working and living with addicts, I have learned, all too well, that there is no “one size fits all” way to deal with and “help” addicts. I’ve found that there are very different ways and means to recovery; also, I have found that there are many different types of addicts. While… Continue reading The 3 types of addicts and what you need to know about each

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Juan Blea to discuss how Recovery from Addiction is possible.

Tomorrow, August 14th, I will be at Bookworks in Albuquerque.  I will be primarily discussing the means through which Recovery is possible….and….reading from 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction…Hope to see you there!