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In recovery for more than 25 years, I hope to make a difference in people’s lives and inspire them in their recovery.



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Whole Health Care: A New Meaning at Terros Health

By Bridget O’Gara, Terros Health

“Addressing both the medical issue and the substance use or mental health condition are essential to the individual’s whole health and healing.”

Visit a Terros Health Care Clinic and you may not hear the phrase “whole health care,” but you’ll no doubt experience it. 

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Valley Professionals honored by Sierra Tucson

On December 2,  Sierra Tucson held its 9th Annual “Gratitude for Giving” celebration honoring Valley professionals in the Phoenix area for their outstanding contribution to our community. The honorees were nominated by local colleagues and professionals in the field of addiction recovery and behavioral health. Congratulations and thank you for being the pillars in the field of hope and healing.

Why Millennials are Failing to Launch

By Gary D. Hees MA, LPC

“Failure to Launch”— a term used to describe a situation in which a young person is unable to leave the protection of the parental home to begin living independently. These three words have gained significant attention recently as more young people are staying in the family home longer than in the past.

The Millennials (anyone born between the early 1980’s and early 2000’s) are facing an unprecedented level of financial insecurity; one of the most challenging job markets in recent history, and an extremely complex and fast-moving social life. While most young adults will effectively navigate these difficult waters and find the ...Read More

Becoming Fearless with the Help of Al-Anon

The Mother of a Claudia Black Young Adult Center Patient shares her hope.

As my daughter does her recovery work from drug and alcohol addiction and anxiety, I too work my recovery through Al-Anon.

I won’t go into details of how my daughter and I both came to this point because I’m guessing many of you are already familiar with the scenario — failing grades, arrests, court appearances, isolation, detachment, and on and on.

I spent many fear-filled ...Read More

Another Layer of Denial: Children

By Debra Alessandra

As a group facilitator in a local treatment center and a person with long-term recovery, one of the saddest and most concerning things I hear from clients and members of the recovering community sounds something like this. “Well, at least the kids weren’t really affected.”

Perhaps ...Read More

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Sonora Alliance Video: Debbie Moak and Seth Leibsohn discuss the adverse effects of legalizing Marijuana for recreational use in Arizona. Both Debbie and Seth appeared on Newsmaker Sunday with John Hook.


Guest/Monthly Columnists

Dr. Dina Evan

Dr. Dina Evan

Dr. Evan is a life/soul coach working with individuals, couples and corporations.

Alan Cohen
Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen is the author of many inspirational books.


Cary Bayer
Cary Bayer

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