Tag Archives: Addiction

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Addiction and Mental Health

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose last Sunday. After having been clean for many years, Hoffman relapsed in 2012 and entered residential rehab in June of 2013. Despite this effort his struggles with addiction continued … Continue reading

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What kind of man am I?

I, like so many other people in the U.S., am looking for a job.  Recently a job that appeared to be perfectly suited for me came out of nowhere.  It was to help mentor and work with a young adult … Continue reading

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The mixed blessing of sobriety (and why I woke up the other day at 3 a.m. crying…)

A few days ago I shot this out to twitter… I have not written about recovery for a while so I decided instead of leaving this as a vague truism out on the internet, I would vulnerable and put some … Continue reading

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The Catharsis of Depression

I have been wrestling with publishing this post or not.  Technically I am not even supposed to be writing it as I’m supposed to be working on my book.  But this is really I can think about. The Monday before … Continue reading

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This Liminal Space

[Suicide/Child abuse trigger warning: If child abuse and/or suicide are triggers for you, you may not want to read this post or at least prepare yourself.] In Pastoral Counseling Dr. Hammer made the statement that our role as pastoral counselors … Continue reading

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Switching Programs to the PsyD

Previously I mentioned that explaining why I have chosen to switch to the PsyD program deserved a separate post as it has been quite the journey.  Many people knew that I had a strong sense of calling to lead a … Continue reading

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