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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

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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

Press Release: "A Noble Work" Published

Sherwood Hills Recovery director, Richard M Knapp, released his first book in a series of three on the subject of substance abuse treatment.  “A Noble Work” sets forth the philosophy Knapp has been teaching since the treatment center opened 3 years ago.

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Substance abuse should NOT define a person

“So, what does it mean to you that you use crack?”

He looked at me as though I had asked him about Pi’s stretch into infinity.  335 more words

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Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit - [TED Talks]

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us.

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