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Should spirituality be addressed in treating Addiction?

The biggest challenge with which I’m faced as a substance abuse counselor is the idea of spirituality both while in active addiction and while in recovery.  In my opinion, the reason people cower at the idea of spirituality is that… Continue Reading →

Why follow gods that fail?

The other night, I was talking with someone about her struggles with anxiety.  She was telling me that there are days that she can’t sit still for even a minute; her mind races and she has no control over her… Continue Reading →

Why 45 was the right age to start brazilian jiu jitsu

One day, recently, while leading a writing workshop within an inpatient treatment facility, I heard myself say, “change isn’t easy, but taking the first step towards what you want to become will set you on your way.”  I was speaking… Continue Reading →

No one’s coming to save you; you’ve already been saved

The sad reality is that, when it comes to behavioral change, no one can save anyone else.  There isn’t a big genie riding a cumulus who’s going to wave their magic wand and make life better for anyone.  Yet, 12-step… 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 →

Recovery takes spiritual balance

Rahesh Balsekar teaches, “it is only when there is firm rooting in…the belief in the reality of the volition of the individual that the notion of karma arises.”  What he means is that suffering emerges when a person is too… Continue Reading →

Let Divine Energy work for you!

I don’t get why people simply don’t understand that divine energy flows within them, through them, and with every other living entity on this planet.  This divine energy can manifest greatness, if we’d only learn to recognize and use it. … 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 →

A B-day tribute to the best person I know

I write a lot about the ideal person we should all strive to be.  The reason I write about that ideal is that I have the distinct privilege of spending every day of my life with the human ideal —… Continue Reading →

Religion versus Spirituality within the Treatment of Adolescent Substance Use Disorders

Treating adolescent substance use disorders (SUDs) can be challenging because of its multi-faceted nature. In an effort to address the complexity of adolescent SUDs treatment, Colistra, Campbell, and Brickner (2014) established seven (7) best practices: 1) Involve the adolescent’s family… Continue Reading →

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