The Opposite Of Love Is Not Hate

The Opposite Of Love Is Not Hate Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services December 27, 2015 Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were able to go to sleep tonight and wake in the morning with all of our fears removed – every single one? Ponder the thought for a minute. How different would…

Do Recovering Addicts Really Grieve the Loss of Active Addiction?

Do recovering addicts really grieve the loss of active addiction? To begin with, let us be clear about the accurate definition of grief. Truly, grief is a topic which the definition is as wide and expansive as the ocean is blue. Unfortunately, there isn’t one single definition which covers grief in its entirety, considering the…

Ten Tips to Help You Maintain Your Sobriety During the Holidays

Ten Tips to Help You Maintain Your Sobriety During the Holidays Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. / Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services December 24, 2015 As anyone of us with addiction knows, getting sober, staying sober, staying away from trigger foods, drinks, and the like is no small task. Determination, support from others, and dedication to live…

The Secret History of the Serenity Prayer

The Secret History of the Serenity Prayer AA’s most famous touchstone was written by an anti-Nazi theologian who was battling against an evil beyond his control. A cri de coeur for German anti-Nazi Christians photo via For many people who attend 12-step programs, reciting the Serenity Prayer comes as naturally as breathing. So it may…

Clinical Interventions

Our clinical interventions services can help get your loved one into treatment and manage the recovery process afterward. Click here to Get Help! Initial consultation There is no charge to call our offices and discuss your situation. We’ll make recommendations on next steps, intervention strategies and treatment options, and tell you about professional services.   To learn…

About Barefoot Chaplain

From the Spirit of Love for the Spirit of Hope, Barefoot Chaplain, Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D., believes there is help for addicted families, those suffering from loss, and their loved ones. Through kindness, dignity, honesty, respect, and ultimately love we, at Barefoot Chaplain guide and support a healthy and respectful intervention environment which is the beginning…

Suggested Reading

Clicking on any of the books below will automatically transport you to Amazon.com where you can purchase any of these books at a terrific discount. Please enjoy. A standard-setting book on intervention, Love First has helped tens of thousands of families, friends, and professionals create a loving and effective plan for helping those who suffer…

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Frequenty Asked Questions

Question:  Is addiction the result of lack of willpower? Answer Chemical dependency is a complex disease that affects a person physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Willpower is not an effective therapy for treatment of this disease any more than it would be for cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. Addiction happens at a physical and psychological…