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What is “mental health”?

It may sound kind of strange, but I’ve never bought into the idea that mental health is an “either/or” proposition. I don’t think it’s realistic to suggest that mental health is a goal; to do so would assume that someone… Continue Reading →

Feel emotions, but don’t let them rule you

Typically, I leave my house at 6:15 AM for work. Most mornings, I’m rushed and hustle about my home at an almost frenetic pace; gotta beat the traffic, gotta be there on time. While I drive, my mind races over… Continue Reading →

Why do Oxy users switch to Heroin?

Tammy knew that she would never use heroin. Though she’d been addicted to Oxys for over two years, heroin wasn’t in her future. Really, she wasn’t one of those addicts – no way no how was she a junkie and… Continue Reading →

You can’t drink the dead back to life

The other day, I ran into an old friend who has now been sober for quite a while.  He’s enthusiastic about his recovery and tries to help others get into twelve-step programs.  He said that he was talking to a… Continue Reading →

Addiction treatment providers should support one another, not worry about who’s right

I had been teaching at an in-patient treatment facility for over ten (10) months when one day, out of the clear blue sky, I was unceremoniously relieved of my duties.  Without warning, the Director called me and said that, from… Continue Reading →

Is it me or are addicts often scapegoats?

One of the frustrating things about working with substance abuse are repeating scenarios. One such recurring theme is that of family roles and how the addict within a family tends to fill the scapegoat role. Often, families come to need… 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 →

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 →

How to write a Book in a Month — Day One

Today’s the first official day of my venture into the “Book in a Month” system.  According to the program, I should write a one sentence summary and fill out what’s called a Story Idea Map, as well as, write the… Continue Reading →

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