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Inspiring Success on the Road to Recovery

Publishers Corner

Barbara Nicholson-Brown

In recovery for more than 27 years, I hope to make a difference in people’s lives and inspire them in their recovery.



What's new in this issue?

Update on a New Treatment for Major Depression

By H.J. Schulte, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.

Recall the worst you have ever felt with influenza — the headaches, the body aches, the joint muscle aches— everything hurts! Take away the nausea, vomiting or cough and that is what severe depression can feel like. It’s a whole body disease. 

Severe Major Depressive Disorder injures and pains our bio, psycho, social, spiritual beingness. It stops many from functioning at work and at home. It cripples one’s ability to love and to work and to enjoy life. I would like to review the symptoms of Major Depression, the findings of the STAR D study*(Sequenced Treatment Alternative to Relieve ...Read More

What if Your Teen Uses Drugs AND Has Anxiety, ADHD or Bipolar Disorder?

Many teens suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder or some other mental illness. This puts them more at risk for developing a drug or alcohol problem.
Although not all teens with these disorders will develop a substance use problem, chances are higher when they have difficulty regulating their thoughts and emotions. Because of this, parents with children with psychiatric conditions should be vigilant about the possibility of their teen using drugs or alcohol.

Unfortunately, many teens with a mental health disorder turn to alcohol or other drugs to self-medicate. In fact, the majority of adolescents and young adults battling substance abuse and ...Read More

Surviving a Job Loss in Sobriety

Money is something that sustains us all. Some people are driven by it, hoping to collect as much as they can, while others scorn it, believing money to be the root of all that is wrong with ...Read More

The Word and the Womb

By Alan Cohen

How much should you tell other people about what is really important to you? Should you broadcast your dreams to everyone in hopes that others will honor your intentions and support you? Or would you be wiser to keep your visions to yourself and avoid debilitating criticism?

You have probably had the experience of sharing a fresh insight, experience, or project with someone, only to be met with an icy, insensitive response. “I tried that and it didn’t work.” “You will put yourself at risk.” “That would cost too much to produce and nobody would buy it.”

Nothing is more daunting than someone throwing cold water on your hot dreams. ...Read More

It Works for Me: EMDR

By Renee Sieradski, EA

Over the past 12 years I would guess I've had 150 sessions of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming)with a favorable outcome. Generally the pain I'm experiencing before my session is lessened by having the treatment.

It works well and I get relief by this modality. In the early days, I would struggle and sob through each session and end up curled up in a ball — as I reprocessed early traumatic memories of physical and emotional abuse. I would go to therapy twice a week just to feel like I wasn’t going to split open into a million pieces and be reminded I was going to survive this inner turmoil of emotions.

Now I feel ...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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