Saul's extensive career and personal recovery make him uniquely qualified to assist others in overcoming addiction.
Personal Recovery: Saul was previously addicted to drugs and alcohol and began a recovery process in 1979.
Addiction Treatment Professionals: Saul has worked professionally in the addiction field since 1983. His experience includes 17 years at the Hazelden Foundation. His last position at Hazelden was Clinical Director of services at the Center City campus in Minnesota.
Mental Health Counseling: Saul has worked as a Mental Health Practitioner since 2001 in Minnesota rule 29 Mental Health Clinics. He specializes in working with individuals, couples and families trying to heal from the dual effects of addictions and Mental Health conditions like depression and anxiety. He also does Chemical Assessments for DUI's and other legal issues.
Author: Saul has written a number of recovery oriented publications that have sold over 600,000 copies. They include A Look at Cross Addiction and The Voice of Addiction.
Public Speaking & Training Professionals: Saul has excelled at public speaking since 1983. He is skilled at inspiring and teaching others on a variety of topics related to recovery. Since 2002 Saul has been a professional trainer for PESI. In this role he has trained thousands of Mental Health professionals on addiction and dual-diagnosis treatment. Saul is available as a speaker.
Recovery Videos: Since 2002 Saul has been developing video products designed to be used in treatment centers and recovery groups. All Saul's video's include the puppet "Slick" who represents the "Voice of Addiction".
Creator of Slick "The Voice of Addiction": In 1984 Saul was inspired to use a puppet to illustrate the addictive voice that often contributes to relapse - he called it "Slick". Since then Slick has become an iconic symbol of the voice of addiction. He has been mentioned twice on CBS Sixty Minutes.
Spiritual Approach: Saul is an ordained Christian minister who can help individuals integrate their Christian faith with recovery principles. However Saul has worked effectively with people of all faiths as well as people who have no or little faith. While Saul values faith as an important part of healing, he recognizes that many people are uncomfortable with a spiritual approach and will help clients develop resources that work for them.