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Juan Blea to discuss Recovery Psychology August 4th at Page 1 ** PLEASE SHARE

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Author Juan Blea to discuss the ins and out of Recovery and offer FREE CEUs

On Thursday, August 4th, 6:30 PM at Page 1 Bookstore in Albuquerque NM; I will be discussing Recovery and what it really is.  While I will be reading from my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, I will… Continue Reading →

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 →

NO magic bullets to fight addiction

I’m going to be on a Santa Fe radio station on Tuesday the 5th.  The host will ask me a bunch of questions regarding my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, and I will provide him with answers. … 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 →

Midwest Book Review calls Addiction book "essential reading"

As a writer, it’s always scary for me to put my work out into the world.  If there’s negative feedback, or worse, NO feedback, it’s as if the word “irrelevant” is stamped onto my forehead.  However, when a great review… Continue Reading →

sometimes, i just want to punch addicts in the face

As a drug and alcohol counselor, I’ve seen more than my fair share of addiction-related suffering.  While I’ve been very lucky to have been a part of people’s recovery process, more often than not, I’ve seen people who just LOVE… Continue Reading →

Reflective writing: A tool to fight Addiction

I believe in the idea that reflective journaling can literally heal a person. Especially when it comes to building leaders: Reflective writing is a powerful tool that allows a person to best learn how to lead his or her life…. Continue Reading →

Stop looking at substance abuse through the lens of substances

More and more research is indicating that “recovery capital” is a predictor of someone completing a treatment program, whether inpatient or outpatient.  Recovery capital is a set of resources a person possesses that can be accessed to reinforce someone’s path… Continue Reading →

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