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Staying Sober during Holidays, still a challenge.

So much to be thankful for, however fist rigorous honesty. The mix cocktail of winter, the holidays and working late nights, literally leaves the taste of my addiction on the tip of my tongue. 344 more words


Building a psychology of recovery is everyone's responsibility

So, much is made about the problems that Addiction presents. The awareness exists because, well, problems are pretty easy to spot. Really, I can hang out within any group of people and if given enough time, they will start complaining about a myriad of things. 480 more words


The Emotional Cycles within Addiction are self-sustaining and feed compulsion

I see things as processes that follow certain patterns and dynamics. When it comes to Addiction, there are two (2) observable emotional cycles that occur between a substance (or process) user and a non-user that maintain the compulsion towards a substance. 394 more words


FREE Download! 49 Tips & Insights for Understanding Addiction

FREE is GREAT! Today October 28th, download 49 Tips & Insights for Understanding Addiction for FREE!

Want more? If you are a counselor, therapist, or social worker in NM, if you post a review (favorable or unfavorable), i will give you six (6) free CEUs! 15 more words


the treatment {blog} plan

I love what I do. I love being a therapist. I feel so incredibly humbled to be given the opportunity to be a part of people’s lives in the way that we get to be. 162 more words

Co-occurring Disorders

2 Things we ALL should know about an addict

Talking with someone struggling with an addiction can be frustrating. Not for the reasons that you might think, but because they’re so mired in self-hate that almost every thought he or she utters is a projection of that self-hate. 325 more words


I can guarentee one thing in sobriety!

I heard a guy in a meeting once say, “If you stay sober long enough, you will relive your life over, sober, I guarantee it.” 295 more words