Hey guess what? You’re divine. And if you‘ve forgotten this, you’re in the right place.

I don’t know the cure to addiction but I feel like you do. I can’t understand why we get so self-destructive but if you explore your whys I think you might. I’m not sure how to overcome the lifelong challenges that dim our light but I think you can.

Because you’ve got the answers. You’ve got the cure. It just takes reconnecting. 

This blog is about exploring that. 

If love to see this blog help inspire others to explore the profession of addiction treatment. It takes a special kind of person to hang in this kind of work but I promise that nothing is quite as rewarding. If you feel called to help fight addiction, want intensity and drama in your life, have a big heart and nerves of steel, this field is in desperate need of warriors. Because addiction is a battle we aren’t winning, and frankly, I’m over it.

About me: Hi, my name is Nicholas Blasquez. I’m an associate addiction treatment counselor and lifelong student of wellness and personal restoration.  

I work in a men’s residential rehab house and give it everything I have every day. It’s hard work and I like it, but it comes with some big frustrations and heartbreaks. It seems hit or miss, who gives up on himself and who makes it out the other side.

Breaking the heavy chains of addiction is an elusive thing but I know one thing: guilt won’t do it, neither will threats or court orders. It takes inner-work. A restoration of mind, body, and spirit built on self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-love. Because the path back home is well-lighted; it’s as simple and soul-shaking as committing to a better life.

My paperwork: 

•Registered Drug & Alcohol Tech

•Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CDAC) – in progress 

•Master’s degree in communication/B.A. in history and world literature


-expressive art therapist 

-mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) practitioner

-kettlebell coach/fitness trainer


If you’ve got a question, a comment, or a good story of overcoming addiction I’d love to hear it.

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