- Life Is Worth Living Because...
- Life Is Worth Living Because Of: Kids, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Sisters, Good Friends, Pets etc… The goose bumps you get when hearing a great song for the first time – and anything else that gives you goose bump or those good kinds of shivers... The pleasures of a good meal – something to enjoy everyday, 3 times a day (or 4….) Those times when you come away from a book, film, song or piece of art feeling somehow moved or enlightened – getting that magical feeling of connectedness to the human condition
- About My Work
- As editor of Choosehelp.com I try to help people find the mental health and or addiction information they need to make informed decisions.
- My Story
After wrapping things up at school with an undergraduate degree in psychology from Carleton University I set off for a bit of fun on a trip to Asia – not knowing at that time that my trip would extend to a decade and more and that I’d find myself a new home country in tropical Thailand
A little bit of teaching soon led to the opening of a small restaurant, which ultimately led to the opening of a slightly bigger one – which I still have to this day. At the same time, also a number of years ago, I started working as a freelance writer, eventually coming to specialize in mental health and addiction writing.
For the last 5 years or so I have authored and researched hundreds of articles and blog postings on addiction and mental health, have authored ebooks on finding care and, for a short time, even ran a free help line out of my own home to answer questions about addiction and treatment and to help people in need connect with treatment they could afford.
|Years in Practice:||5 Years|
|Graduated from:||Carleton University|
|Other Credentials:||Diploma, Carleton University, BAH, 2000|
John Lee's Most Recent Activity on Choose Help
Facebook Share on Twitter 03:14 - May 22, 2013 Ambien Addiction: Treatment and Tapering
Don’t quit Ambien before you know what you’re up against and have a plan for success. Learn about 2 tapering methods and one method of rapid detoxification (with flumazenil) as well as about the brain changes associated with zolpidem addiction and ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 09:43 - May 20, 2013 4 Months of Opiate Use Increases Risk of Impotence by 50%
Here’s one very compelling reason to quit opiates sooner rather than later.
Facebook Share on Twitter 01:29 - May 17, 2013 Quitting Marijuana: Measuring Cognitive Gains
Many people find that heavy marijuana use causes reversible thinking and memory problems. By focusing on the cognitive improvements of the first weeks of recovery, you can find the motivation to continue to work to avoid relapse.
Facebook Share on Twitter 01:10 - May 15, 2013 Parenting & Family
The behaviors, attitudes and expectations of your family exert an enormous influence, both positive and negative, over your happiness and well-being. If you can acknowledge this, then family therapy, which strengthens the whole family to work ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 12:44 - May 15, 2013 Conduct Disorder: Abnormally Bad Behavior
Having serious trouble with a teen son or daughter that includes heavy drinking or drug use and problems with violence, bullying or law breaking, extreme deceit and a disregard for the rules of the house and even the rules of society? If yes, you ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 12:44 - May 15, 2013 Adolescent Mental Health: When to Get Help
How can you differentiate between normal adolescent behaviors and those that indicate a more serious problem? Here are some guidelines from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on when to seek help and what warning signs to be on ...