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Why do Oxy users switch to Heroin?

Tammy knew that she would never use heroin. Though she’d been addicted to Oxys for over two years, heroin wasn’t in her future. Really, she wasn’t one of those addicts – no way no how was she a junkie and… 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 →

Addiction treatment providers should support one another, not worry about who’s right

I had been teaching at an in-patient treatment facility for over ten (10) months when one day, out of the clear blue sky, I was unceremoniously relieved of my duties.  Without warning, the Director called me and said that, from… Continue Reading →

4 Requirements for successful Recovery from Addiction

Recovery isn’t about flipping a switch or waving a magic wand. There are certain elements that must either be in place or be developed before recovery can happen. As much as we want addicts to just simply stop using whatever… 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 →

Is it me or are addicts often scapegoats?

One of the frustrating things about working with substance abuse are repeating scenarios. One such recurring theme is that of family roles and how the addict within a family tends to fill the scapegoat role. Often, families come to need… Continue Reading →

LWC Podcast Episode 4: Dr. Leslie Hayes Sheds Light into the darkness of the Opioid Epidemic

The Lamb in Wolf’s Clothing is beyond proud and excited to present an interview with Dr. Leslie Hayes, who was named a “Champion of Change” by the Obama White House in April of 2016 for her tireless efforts in fighting… Continue Reading →

How to write a Book in a Month — Day One

Today’s the first official day of my venture into the “Book in a Month” system.  According to the program, I should write a one sentence summary and fill out what’s called a Story Idea Map, as well as, write the… Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to an Addict’s Enabler

Dear Enabler, Look, I know your intentions are good.  I KNOW that you think all of your “helping” is leading someone back to you from the abyss in which they swim. I get that your rescuing comes from the absolute… Continue Reading →

How to make an Addict Behave

When people ask me questions about the addict in their life, the only thing I hear is, “How can I make my Addict behave in ways I can understand?”  And the response to that question is: Seek to understand your… Continue Reading →

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