One Bed. One Life.
A Blog About Addiction & Recovery
Two plus years of blog posts: we hope these words will provide hope to those reading.
Dear friends, As many of you know, I was a nonprofit consultant and professional speaker before launching 10,000 Beds, but chose to walk away from what was a very fun and even lucrative career when our family was hit again by the disease of addiction several years... read more
This month 10,000 Beds was awarded a micro-grant from the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare (IABHC). These funds will provide transportation and help us place more than 100 clients in treatment through scholarships provided by our Lifesaver... read more
My Dad taught me that if a person didn’t toot their own horn, it was fairly likely no one else would either. Over the course of my life I’ve noticed how true this is. Having said that, I rarely toot my own horn, but I make a conscious effort to recognize... read more
First published on LinkedIn on 10/12/2016. He’s been clean and sober for 4 months now. He is reunited with his son. He is working and thriving…not through our 10,000 Beds scholarship program, but because of it. It’s been nearly a year since the call... read more
I loved the movie The Green Mile. It wrenched my heart, but I still loved it. The same cannot be said for a recent experience that I will ever remember as The Gray Mile: a long, empty, silent, seems-like-it-goes-forever, gray-painted, gray-floored, gray-door-lined... read more
So many people have been working in the addiction industry and saving lives for a long time! We’ve only just begun! And with almost $1,000,000 in awarded scholarships, we are just starting. There are so many more lives that can be saved!We hope you will help us... read more
When you’ve come to that point in your drug- or alcohol-using life when you’re maybe thinking about getting clean and sober, ask yourself why it is that you really want to do this. While some of the following reasons may not apply to you, they are the top reasons for... read more
It’s never easy. After all, when you “Google” all you really know is who has the prettiest website. So maybe we can help a little. Here are some critical elements to look for in a good treatment facility. Program accreditation and licensing.Make sure... read more
Recently I helped a mother and son. The son was in need of addiction treatment. The mother was aware. This young man had OD’d several times and was literally at risk every single day of repeating that behavior, and possibly dying. When it came time to place him, after... read more
One of the assumptions about parents is that they have unconditional, limitless love for their children. And in many cases, this is true. HOWEVER, when it comes to addiction, a parent can reach their limit. Does this seem fair? We are all human. Parents are often in... read more