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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 →

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 →

Calling Addiction a sin is stupid and dangerous

Among the common ideas I run into about Addiction, the one I wish I could change the most is that being addicted is a sin.  I consider it my life’s mission to fight oppression in all of its forms.  The… 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 →

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 →

What is compassion for an Addict?

One of the more difficult things for me to explain is what I mean by having compassion for an addict.  At first glance, it may sound like I mean that if you love an addict, you should le him or… Continue Reading →

The fear that comes with Addiction can be lessened. here's how…

As the weekend gets underway, I’m certain that many people are awakening to the fear that comes with loving someone who is addicted to drugs.  As a reminder to everyone, my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, is… Continue Reading →

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