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What's your biggest fear for staying sober?

I don’t know how or why the question popped in my head. It’s really the first thing that came to mind as I opened up my laptop. 209 more words


If You Had a Radio Show, What Would You Name it?

So at my little desk today at the Austin office acting like I am typing something of importance, while really I’m just blogging. Well I guess blogging is important, I mean if it were not for bloggers, how would I know who to vote for last week, yeah right! 355 more words


Never Danced Sober

I went to a wedding this weekend and realized I’ve never danced sober. I really wanted to take my wife out and have a good time and we did. 289 more words


If you don't work it, it won't work!

I heard myself explaining that my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, is a great resource if people would only out the work into that it demands.  398 more words


Substance abuse treatment is a discipline that should be recognized as professional.

While it’s almost common knowledge that there is a stigma associate with substance abuse and addiction, it had never occurred to me that this stigma could impact the substance abuse treatment field. 500 more words

Addiction Treatment

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 their substance too much to give it up.  402 more words


Addictions: We all have them

I hope that based on the poems we can all agree that my next couple of post will be about addictions.

Now, there many, many, and I mean MANY addictions. 715 more words