Does Addiction Affect Your Work?

Addiction related problems caused by trauma and pain can wreak disaster on a brilliant legal career. They can follow you through life. End your career. Trauma is different for everyone who experiences it. It could be sexual, verbal or physical trauma. How the event was perceived is the critical point. Trauma is related to addiction […]

BEMT – Belief Eye Movement Therapy

There will be no long-term behavior changes unless limiting, hurtful, permission-granting beliefs are changed first. This is true for all of us who desire change in some area of our lives. Drug court and mandated clients are a good example to demonstrate. There will be no long-term behavior changes unless permission-granting, criminal thinking and conduct […]

Coach what?, How about Desistence? It’s the way to effective Substance Abuse Treatment.

We’ve all experienced the violent revolving door of the criminal justice system. Rape, robbery, arrest, due process, conviction, treatment prison, parole and right back in the system and prison. Where does coaching come in? Are you teaching desistence? It’s the criminal justice WPA annuity system. It’s like a Roth IRA distribution. It just keeps on […]

Goals of Mandated Treatment.

There are two primary goals of mandated treatment programs such as drug court. They are: 1. Reduce Recidivism and 2. Lower the cost of crime and treatment. For the State of Hawaii, it costs $39,000.00-$40,000.00 per year to house drug offenders and others convicted of crime in the state. Many of the convicted offenders are […]