Gateway Theory: Padlock

Gateway Theory

Gateway Theory, if you’re a product of the D.A.R.E. generation you’ve no doubt heard of the concept.  Get introduced to “soft” drugs like alcohol or marijuana and you’re all but guaranteed to turn into a heroin addict. Is it true?

Addict Guide for Parents

It's never convenient to discuss the elephant in the room. Whether it be concern over someones substance use or the need for change it's always uncomfortable. The elephant in the room is that we stigmatize addiction. We stigmatize most all…

Scale of Addiction: A Drug by Drug Comparison

In most ways the “addictiveness” of a substance is highly subjective to the user. There’s no clear answer to the questions which drugs are more addictive than others.  The subject of addiction in general is frequently unclear with room for…

Greater Purpose: The Fourth Pillar

I happened to find my purpose in life through helping those with addiction. It’s not about making a dollar or becoming known, it’s about if I can help one person, better their outcome when it comes to dealing with substances then I’ve found success.

An Outward Mindset

An Outward Mindset: The Second Pillar

“When people see situations that need to change, the temptation is to immediately apply a behavioral solution. That seems like the fast approach. But if mindset is not addressed, it is usually the slow approach to change.” ― The Arbinger Institute

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