Ask for help, find your life balance.

Stop the stigmatism in recovery. Think to be Different ™

Ask for help, find your life balance?

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.

Take a look at the video:

Stop the stigmatism in recovery. Ask for help, find your life balance?


Words Bookstore 179 Maplewood Ave, Maple

Book signing @ Words Bookstore 179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040 7/29/14 5-7pm #NewBook #WhenNobodysHome #amwriting @kindlepromoter @amazondeals

Understanding addiction and recovery

Book cover and author bio


The best marketing tool a company could

Book signing in Maplewood, NJ. 7/29/14 from 5-7pm.The best marketing tool a company could have: Our Mom #success #familysupport #WhenNobodysHome #TheFinalStep #eBook

“When Nobody’s Home…” book release


So here is the problem. The initial editor believed it was beneficial to have another editor fine tune the project.  Well, as she read the book, a couple of chapters hit home and she decided to share a portion of the book, “When Nobody’s Home…”  to a friend in the publishing world.  The book was well received by this person.  Book release date TBD

Michael Oden, MA.,FinalBookCover_house_02front Author

When Nobody’s Home… Inside look at Drug & Alcohol offenders.

My goal in writing this book is to not only to help the reader to understand how and why individuals begin to depend on drug use, but to understand how the early family dynamics, and what went on behind the scenes, play a major role in the decisions an individual will make throughout life.