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24 million Americans who are currently using illicit drugs and all family members and friends who are affected by this epidemic.
I believe this will inspire individuals suffering with addiction to seek treatment?
This video will help them understand that they are not the only ones suffering from this dilemma and that seeking help is not a sign of weakness. To admit an individual has a problem is great sign of a person’s inner strength and willingness to resist judgment.
How does this video work to end the stigma surrounding addiction?
It inspires those who have a drug dependency to find the courage to stand up for themselves, to take a different path, and not let illicit drug use of their past dictate their true character or their future.
What inspired me to create this video?
After 15 years of being involved in the drug/alcohol treatment community I have heard and witnessed thousands and thousands of individuals that never reached out for help for fear of being embarrassed, shamed and judged by their friends, families, and peers. These stories inspired me to write my book, “When Nobody’s Home,” which is meant to inspire those who suffer from addiction to look for solutions to the problem. My hope is to impact those who believe they are crippled by their own insecurities that addiction can be conquered and defined by their self-worth.
When we believe we are helpless and our self-worth is in jeopardy individuals tend to shame themselves into destructive behavior. We can now learn that shame is a made up illusion that can be dispelled when the proper methods of healing are applied to the emotional wound.
Understanding the origins of core beliefs and how they can lead to pathological suffering is a requirement needed for healing and change http://ow.ly/ymUAY
The “behind the scenes” behavior in early family dynamics is where long-term damage is done to a young psyche. Therefore, it is always my intention when in a counseling role to understand where trauma first occurred for the person who is my client for often that is where emotional development gets stunted or continues through a warped “filter.”
A quote from my soon to be published book.
When Nobody’s Home…An in-depth look at Drug Dependency through the eyes of a Probation Officer
To date, I have conducted over eight thousand plus interviews with alcohol and drug offenders, regarding their drug/alcohol dependency. All had several basic characteristics in common that propelled these individuals to start using drugs at a very young age in most instances; that would continue for many years into adulthood. With that in mind, this book reviews and explains the “Needs Based Method” of alcohol and drug abuse and how this approach brings to question the reason “why.” When Nobody’s Home…An in-depth look at Drug Dependency through the eyes of a Probation Officer