TEDx Yale Talk: Science, Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll

"I'm so excited to be sharing my TEDx Yale talk, "Science, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll," with you. My mission is effective addiction HELP FOR ALL and in this talk, I discuss the top 3 things everyone should know before trying to help someone with a substance use issue. Please join me in my mission by... ...becoming a Progressive Recovery Coach, which would allow you to help others make the bes...
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Why We Need To Reject Negativity

Why We Need To Reject Negativity
When you know what's possible, you can overcome a lot, even addiction What if, early in your life, people with great authority told you that you could only go so far? Imagine receiving the following messages: "You cannot get a college education and become a doctor or a lawyer." "Your dream of becoming a professional baseball player, dancer, or musician is impossible." "If you believe more ...
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My Son Got a DUI: What Do We Do Now?

My Son Got a DUI: What Do We Do Now?
I get numerous calls from individuals concerned about their loved one’s drinking or drug use every week. For this post, I’d like to describe a recent call from Beth, a distraught mother whose 25-year old son, Jason, was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. OrangeCheckpointSign“Nothing like this has ever happened to him before,” she defended. “But there is a family history ...
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What a Recovery Coach Can Do for You

What a Recovery Coach Can Do for You
What if a loved one was slipping back into addiction to opioid painkillers, alcohol or any drug for that matter? What if you confronted him and he denied it or said that it wasn’t that bad? What if you asked him to go back to rehab and he said he’d think about it but he never brought it up again? Imagine he said he’d get help, but just couldn’t afford to take the time off from work that would be r...
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How Can I Grow My Coaching Practice?–FREE Webinar

One of the best answers to this question is, add Recovery Coaching services. What's your first reaction to this? "Nah, I don't want to deal with addicted people - too scary, too tough," you might say.  Well, that's what some coaches said about people with diabetes and obesity, angry or poor performing managers and adults with ADHD, but look at how the coaches who embraced these "difficult" clie...
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Learn How to Motivate Anyone

Like you, I've heard of various motivational strategies over the years. But what really works? Well, the best that science has to offer is something called "Motivational Interviewing" (MI). Until now, however, it was only available to mental health and addiction professionals who enrolled in intensive and lengthy trainings. Instant Influence is an ultra-brief adaptation of MI that anyone can le...
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