January 14, 2018
The Executive Corner is a new weekly feature of the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin. We send our participants forty questions and ask them to choose twenty they would like to answer. It includes a short profile and a link to their website. We hope you enjoy it.
Jack has more than 25 years of experience dealing with mental health, substance abuse, recovery, and the array of co-occurring mental health issues that go along with it. He also has extensive training with depression, bipolar disorder, gender identity issues, family issues, grief and trauma, conduct disorder, and developmental issues pertaining to young adults. Jack holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling as well as the following numerous clinical licenses and certifications.
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Q. If you are in recovery, what was your DOC and when did you discontinue its use?
A. Quaaludes/Alcohol/Mushrooms. December 7, 1982 is my clean date
Q. At which classes or workshops did you learn the most?
A. Barry University
Q. Do you believe artists are made or born?
Q. Which film have you watched the most?
A. The Godfather
Q. Do prefer to live by the ocean, lake, river, mountaintop, townhouse or penthouse?
A. Mountaintop near water
Q. What is your biggest or littlest pet peeve?
A. Stupid People
Q. How do you measure success?
Q. If you were giving a dinner party for your 3 favorite authors, Living or dead, who would they be? (you can choose four if you think one might be too drunk or stoned to attend.)
A. James Lee Burke, Lee Child, Paulo Coehlo, John Steinbeck
Q. What is your favorite: TV/cable/digital series?
A. Major Crimes
Q. What is your favorite: Non-fiction book genre?
A. Martial Arts / Spirituality
Q. What is your FAVORITE Band/composer/musical artist?
A. Steely Dan and Jethro Tull.
Q. Who is your FAVORITE Psychologist or what school of thought as related to psychology?
A. Jay Haley, founder of Strategic Therapy as well as Brief Therapy and Family therapy
Q. What is your FAVORITE Sport to watch?
A. College Football
Q. What is your FAVORITE Cuisine?
Q. Have you ever been arrested and, if so, what for?
A. Yes. Multiple youthful indiscretions
Q. Do you have any children?
A. Yes, Two girls, and two boys
Q. Do you take work home with you?
A. Yes, always
Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
A. Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life.
Q. Do you think addiction is an illness, a disease, a choice, or a wicked twist of fate?
A. A mental illness but can also be precipitated by a wicked twist of fate if someone grows up under tremendous psycho-social stressors such as abuse in all its forms.
Q. What is the proudest moment in your life?
A. The birth of my kids
Q. Is there a favorite “Quote” you would like to share?
A. Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan