Problems with preventing homelessness and substance use disorders

Right opinions matter The Marysville Globe published an opinion regarding the social epidemic of homelessness and substance use disorder. According to this piece, “A better route would be to stop the problem before it even starts.” It seems quite simple. Find solutions that may work to curtail potential increase in our homeless population. Work toward…

Dead to transgressions and alive in Christ

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.  For one who has died has been set free from sin. ~ Romans 6:1-7, ESV ~ The moment we came to the reality that Jesus Christ has the…

Nature and Power of Honesty

When my daughter was younger, she’d love to watch Veggie Tales. I had a copy of one of her favorite VT videos. The title: Larry Boy and Fib from Outer space.  The premise of the story line focused on dishonesty vs. honesty. Each time Jr. Asparagus told a lie, Fib grew larger and larger. At the…

New Beginnings

One of the challenges a person experiences in early recovery is the shift in perception. As a moderately seasoned counselor, a handful of patients struggle with the understanding of their need to focus on the internal decay ongoing substance use has caused. Instead, they are more focused on changing people, circumstances, or particular events. Their…