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?

When we believe we are helpless

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
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My daughter is on a meth binge

The daughter was strategically placed in front of me so I could focus on her while separated from her parents. While she sat in the chair she kept her head down to avoid eye contact and looked like she went through a meat grinder. She was very skinny with blotchy skin and her hair was brown and stringy. The dark circles under her eyes were a dead giveaway that she was strung out and an avid meth user. I needed to gain her trust in order for her to relax and be forthcoming with her story. So, I looked right into her eyes and let her know that she was in good hands and that we were going to uncover what was causing her so much emotional pain. She nodded her head in agreement and said, “thank you.”

I turned to the parents and asked them to tell me their story and there question still remains why is my daughter is on a meth binge. In other words, I wanted them to tell me any childhood experiences their daughter had that might cause her to react in a way that was life-diminishing. The mother decided to tell me her story. The man sitting next to her was not his biological daughter but a current boyfriend. She mentioned that they had been a couple for several years. She also mentioned that she and her boyfriend are ex-felons and have been involved in the criminal justice system for many years.

to be continued…

Personal Insight Consultant/Drug Counselor/Coach and Author

As a Personal Insight Consultant/Drug Counselor/Coach and Author. I have been successful at helping men and women transform and improve their personal and professional lives for over 13 years. Join our email list

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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.

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