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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 →

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 →

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 meaning and myth of the Sunflower (and why it matters)

Sunflowers rock.   I think it’s awesome that when they’re “new” they stretch and re-position themselves to always face the sun; however, when they’re approaching their demise, they no longer do.  The myth behind the sunflower is that a nymph named… 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 →

What does real recovery require?

Fighting substance abuse isn’t easy; many people have opinions towards substances and addicts, but few offer any real solutions.  One thing that I really don’t think helps is solely looking at substances.  While I do think that we have to… 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 →

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