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Should spirituality be addressed in treating Addiction?

The biggest challenge with which I’m faced as a substance abuse counselor is the idea of spirituality both while in active addiction and while in recovery.  In my opinion, the reason people cower at the idea of spirituality is that… Continue Reading →

Judgment is a distorting reflection

It’s not easy to talk about unhealthy behaviors.  Sometimes, though, difficult conversations are necessary in order to find health within a situation.  But, before those conversations occur, I believe we should be sure of what we see. Take a tree… Continue Reading →

Lies are Symptoms of Addiction

One of the biggest and most pervasive myths associated with Addiction is that “deception is the disease.” I’ve heard that statement in so many different contexts that I fear it has now become common knowledge. The thing is, however, is… Continue Reading →

A Profile of my Ideal Client

I was having lunch with a colleague whom I respect very much when I learned that I haven’t given my practice much thought.  Which is to say that I haven’t given it any thought.  When she asked me what types… Continue Reading →

No one’s coming to save you; you’ve already been saved

The sad reality is that, when it comes to behavioral change, no one can save anyone else.  There isn’t a big genie riding a cumulus who’s going to wave their magic wand and make life better for anyone.  Yet, 12-step… Continue Reading →

Humanity is connected by an invisible web

I’ve spent hours watching spiders spin webs, wait, and then blast anything that lands in those webs with a shot of venom.  Maybe I need some hobbies, but spider watching is among the most beautiful sights in nature to me. … Continue Reading →

LWC Podcast Episode 4: Dr. Leslie Hayes Sheds Light into the darkness of the Opioid Epidemic

The Lamb in Wolf’s Clothing is beyond proud and excited to present an interview with Dr. Leslie Hayes, who was named a “Champion of Change” by the Obama White House in April of 2016 for her tireless efforts in fighting… Continue Reading →

Lamb in Wolf’s Clothing Podcast Episode #1

This prologue episode introduces the podcast and in doing so, discusses: Religion vs. Spirituality, especially within Addiction Treatment The malevolent spirituality of heroin addiction How conscious creativity can disrupt addiction’s processes Enjoy and let me know of any topics future… Continue Reading →

Recovery takes spiritual balance

Rahesh Balsekar teaches, “it is only when there is firm rooting in…the belief in the reality of the volition of the individual that the notion of karma arises.”  What he means is that suffering emerges when a person is too… Continue Reading →

If we don’t recognize beauty, our souls will starve

Building a healthy life isn’t just about working out or eating right.  While both are crucial, if we don’t recognize and share beauty, our souls will starve in darkness.  Once that happens, there isn’t a workout or diet plan that… Continue Reading →

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