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Is being a writer worse than being an alcoholic?

There wasn’t a lot left – a couple of drops, really. But it called to me and awakened something inside of me. Not really lust, not really gluttony, but more of a memory than anything else. It was a drop… Continue Reading →

Santa Fe, confused though it may be, is home

The gods must have been twiddling their thumbs when they allowed me to emerge into a circumstance that should have killed me, as it has so many of my homeboys. At least those bored gods in the universe armed me… Continue Reading →

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 →

Addiction robs authentic relationships

With a cool breeze in my face and the wind carrying the church bell’s song, I let feelings rise inside of me.  Doubt crept into my mind: What if I’m just not good enough to “make it” as a writer?… 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 →

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 →

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