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No one can say that Juan Blea didn't try

No one can ever say I didn’t attempt to become the educator I sought to be.  As a matter of fact, my epitaph will read: “At least he tried.” Just the other day, I was stalking about a new online… 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 can be symptomatic of a deeper issue

We’ve all seen interventions depicted in movies: Family and friends gather around someone, usually with the guidance of a counselor, and provide evidence about how and why that person should stop using a particular substance.  The goal of this intervention… Continue Reading →

I believe we can overcome the f**ked-up-ness of this world

I’m often criticized for being too idealistic in my approach to my work and my life. It’s getting harder and harder to sit in meetings where people are saying things like, “Sure, in a perfect world, we could do things… Continue Reading →

Six (6) Free Continuing Education credits: The Metaphor Approach Workbook

Metaphors demonstrate people’s respective and individual frames of reference because only we ourselves know the symbols in our world and what they mean. I’ve taught this material for six (6) continuing education credits (CEC) and have received strong reviews about… Continue Reading →

Sometimes even the best of us need a break

Sometimes life can be a lot like pushing a giant rock up a steep and slick mountain.  It can appear that we stand face-to-face with the daunting rock in front of our faces and wonder, “Why the hell should I… Continue Reading →

Reminder: Free Continuing Education offered through

I wanted to remind everyone that there are three (3) ways to earn free continuing education credits (CECs) through this 1.  Read any article posted to and answer the following questions (worth 2 CECs per article): About what article or articles… Continue Reading →

Addiction is the legacy of the Born Immmigrant

To many in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico, the United State’s enactment of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was nothing more than a fancy smoke and mirrors tactic that allowed the U.S. to steal huge pieces of land… Continue Reading →

Addiction's demon needs your blindness

Albert Einstein once asked,” What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life?” He asked that question in regards to people because, like fish, people are often unaware of the significance of their own… Continue Reading →

Further criminalizing substance abuse simply doesn't work

I think it’s a symptom of a weak and unprepared mind to suggest that increasing police budgets just to deal with narcotics is a good use of tax dollars.  Of the 1,552,432 arrests for drug law violations in 2012, 82.2%… Continue Reading →

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