Monday Monday

It is Monday, October 10th, 2011. It is raining in North Hawai'i and an Australian won the Iron man Triathlon held in Kailua Kona last weekend. Just got a call a from an old friend who has been out of work for over a year and who just learned that his meager welfare benefit is being Read More...

Step one

Step one. "Admitted we powerless over alcohol and our lives had become unmanageable". These words occur to me today; not about alcohol, but about the many curve balls life has hurled my way since I last blogged. Like many Americans, I honestly believed the dream of prosperity would never end. Read More...

Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, and Meditation

The new addictions course available on-line at PAHA is "Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, and Meditation". This is an 6-hour course that is available at our on-line training center anytime at http://substanceabusecounselortraining.com which covers the topic of Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, and Meditation Read More...

Oh, Say can you see?

Second cup of dopamine. The fog is nearly dispersed from a head that woke throbbing. Note to self: No milk at night. To my dairy loving, albeit lactose intolerant system, it makes for bizarre dreams and impacted sinuses. Sleep apnea; hence the aching head. Oxygen: Don’t leave home without Read More...

Health vs. Disease: the medical consequences of substance use

Substances of abuse are directly related to profound long term and short term medical consequences. Competent, caring and knowledgeable treatment of substance use disorders can greatly improve overall health of individuals and communities. Substance use screenings and treatment should be part and Read More...