Month: February 2017

Addiction Counseling is largely about spiritual healing…


Most people make the mistake of assuming that addiction treatment is about eliminating substance use.  As a matter of fact, many clinicians who don’t have familiarity with substance abuse also believe that substance use must be contained before “real” therapy can begin.  But it is those perceptions that interfere the most with healing.  The goal, really, of ANY healing program is to establish and build upon relationships with that which is sacred.

When people fall into addiction’s singular pit, they see their drug as the most important aspect of their lives.  When I got into addiction treatment, I knew that it would be difficult, at best, to make a living dong this work.  But i knew then and still know now that my role and duty is to help people find paths and connections with their spiritual consciousness.  This may involve religion or AA or NA (or some other 12-step…

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There’s nothing you can do to force a change in someone else


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 own life.

You read that right — if you want an addict to get “fixed,” you should first attempt to understand why the Addict’s behavior triggers such strong responses in you.  My initial bet is that fear is dominating your thoughts.  You’re probably quite worried that the Addict in your life is going to die an ugly death as a result of the addiction.  Further, you might also be feeling ashamed of the Addict’s life conditions.  Really, you might be worried that you can’t “fix” the Addict or even that the Addict’s situation is somehow your fault.

Here’s the thing though: The Addict’s situation is not your fault.  Also…

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How is your spiritual life? How is your relationship with God? How is your prayer life my fellow brother and sister? Is your life on fire? Or are you empty? Some believers are more passionate to charge their cellphone batteries when it’s almost dead, but when it comes to their relationship with God, their spiritual battery are dead because they are no connected to God. They are longer praying and seeking God’s face anymore. It is time to spend time on your knees before God rather than your long hours on social media. We can keep it real with our phones and social media accounts but leave our soul cling to life hoping show to be recharged. It’s time to charge your spiritual life today to 100% today.


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you…

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