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49 Tips & Insights for Understanding Addiction by Juan Blea, MA, LADC

Santa Fe, New Mexico – March 21, 2016. Addicts and their self-destructive behavior can be exasperating, confusing, and heartbreaking for families, friends and therapists touched by their loved ones’ journey toward recovery. In 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, author Juan Blea urges readers to approach addiction from a place of compassion and love rather than judgment and anger.

This important addition to the recovery toolbox presents valuable information and practical exercises that can assist in understanding the complexities of substance abuse and addiction, as well as treatment and recovery. Blea discusses the inner struggle some addicts face, how our own perceptions of substances inform and guide recovery; and, how compassion can disrupt the shame and anxiety cycles, allowing for a shift to begin to take place.

This educational and inspiring book provides valuable information and practical exercises that can help in understanding not only the development and progression of substance abuse but also treatment and recovery. 49 Tips & Insights for Understanding Addiction is intended for anyone who interacts with addicts, including families, friends, therapists, and addiction specialists.

About the author:

Juan holds a Master’s in Education, is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and a licensed Continuing Education provider. It is his life’s mission to assist others in their healing journey. He is also the author of Butterfly Warrior and Journey to Aztlan, his personal story of overcoming depression. His work has also appeared in a number of journals, most notably in Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul. Juan is a native of Santa Fe.

Juan truly believes people want healthy lives, and that sometimes they don’t know how to achieve that health, especially if they suffer from depression, anxiety, or addiction. 49 Tips & Insights for Understanding Addiction exemplifies Juan’s mission to teach addicts and their loved ones how to cope with the vagaries of substance abuse and help them move closer to healing themselves and their relationships.

49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction; Outskirts Press; ISBN 978-1-47876765-7, 136 pages; paperback, $14.95; January, 2016

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