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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Addict Identity MUST DIE!

The Addict Identity must die.  Most people would agree with that, but what they may not either agree with or understand is that they keep the Addict Identity alive.  The challenge is that most people don’t understand the Addict Identity,… Continue Reading →

Join Juan Blea for a FREE reading in Taos, NM

Hello — I’ll be giving a free reading and discussing the idea of compassion in addiction treatment.  Please see the above flyer with all the details… {As a tool, my book 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction really can help… Continue Reading →

Substance abuse should NOT define a person

“So, what does it mean to you that you use crack?” He looked at me as though I had asked him about Pi’s stretch into infinity.  “What does it mean that I use crack?” “Yes, what does it mean to… 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 →

This book will teach you that you have the power to face Addiction

Here’s my pitch: If you buy 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, read it, and do as many of the exercises as you can, you will be both prepared to handle Addiction and be much more inoculated from Addiction’s… Continue Reading →

I need to beat The Addict once and for all — PLEASE SHARE

I first remember meeting The Addict when I was around 8 years old. My family was hosting a regular Friday night barbecue and, as usual, alcohol was involved. There weren’t many times when my dad chose to NOT drink copious… Continue Reading →

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