The Lamb in Wolf's Clothing

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Substance abuse

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 →

Introduction to Addiction and Recovery

Introduction to Addiction and Recovery (Based on 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction)  Course Description Both Addiction AND Recovery follow a predictable path that can be measured.  However, without a fundamental understanding of the progression of an addiction, that… Continue Reading →

The Addiction Problem should be everyone's cup of tea.

On August 4th, I will be reading from my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction if you’d like to buy it before hand, please do so by clicking the “Buy Now” button located at the sidebar of this… 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 →

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 →

Clinicians NEED an effective IT strategy

In the twenty years I’ve spent designing and implementing software, I can safely say that social service agencies tend to be under-served by their IT strategies. The thing is, though, that a really good clinical decision support system (CDSS) can… Continue Reading →

Calling Addiction a sin is stupid and dangerous

Among the common ideas I run into about Addiction, the one I wish I could change the most is that being addicted is a sin.  I consider it my life’s mission to fight oppression in all of its forms.  The… Continue Reading →

HELP! Pilot study subjects needed…

Now that 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction is on the streets, I can proceed with plans for its educative mission.  Part of that mission is to offer  12 self-study continuing education units for clinicians who read it and… 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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