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  • Writer's pictureSteve Braun

Choose Your Hard




I can be pretty blunt at times. I’m not afraid to give feedback or ask the tough questions.


With over a decade working in the field of substance use and addiction, it’s what tends to happen when working with people who have a disease that can kill them if it’s not taken seriously.


Anything less than an honest, direct, straight-forward approach is doing a disservice to my clients.


Here’s a typical conversation we have:


Me: What do you believe your biggest problem is?


Client: ‘I’m an alcoholic and a drug addict’.


Me: ‘No. That’s how you’ve been treating your problem. What is your problem?’



This realization for the client is when the REAL work can start to begin.


Putting aside the bottle is just the starting point. Addiction is the symptom of deeper issues and getting to the root cause is where true healing can begin.


Finding different ways to cope with the stressors of life is essential. Addiction will no longer be an excuse to avoid personal responsibility or accountability.


I find the majority of those afflicted want recovery and will do anything it takes to get well– until it becomes inconvenient or difficult.


Recovery requires massive, determined, continuous action.


The journey isn’t easy, but it’s fucking worth it!


You don’t have to do it alone. Let me walk with you and show you the way.


No sugar-coating. I confront you with the truth (call you on your shit) and I won’t accept mediocrity. If this is what you need to instigate change, call me and let’s get started!





Steve Braun

Call or Text: 778.932.1978



About the Author: Steve currently resides in the sunny Okanagan in British Columbia Canada where he spends his free time camping at remote lakes chasing monster rainbow trout with a flyrod.





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