I’m Paul Brethen, addiction specialist and challenge creator for the RSquared App.
Nothing excites me more than transforming the life of a person who’s tired of being invisible to the world and longs to feel alive.
Using drugs and alcohol is like drowning in a bowl of Jello. It’s pretty and fun to play with at first, but sooner or later, all that’s left is a sticky mess you can’t clean up. That’s where I come in. Think of me as a cleaning specialist for your life.
With over 20 years of experience treating individuals and their family members who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, I have been inspired to think outside the box of traditional treatment and provide creative solutions that empower people to change. That’s why I joined the RSquared team.
Even though I’ve provided services, research, training, and supervision for clinics; contributed to developing the internationally known Matrix Adult and Adolescent Treatment Model; spoken internationally on how to approach treatment; am published in the field; attained an MFT degree; and am certified as an addiction specialist, the ability to offer simple bite-size challenges in an app makes me more excited than I’ve ever been.
When I’m not thinking up challenges, I’m tromping around in Uganda, Africa, my home for the last 10 years, doing community development with my foundation Net for Hope, enjoying life with the locals, and getting in a safari or two.