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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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Resetting Household Rules Important for Teens With Substance Use Disorders

Setting new household rules for teens in treatment for a substance use disorder can be challenging for parents. But it is important because that teens do take their parents’ attitudes, opinions and beliefs into account when they make choices about substance use, says Christopher Hammond, M.D., Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Co-Occurring Disorders in Adolescents (CODA) Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

By the time families begin treatment for a teen’s substance use disorder, parents are often emotionally drained and ...Read More

Actors and the Infinite Field of Creativity Within

LIFE 101

By Coach Cary Bayer www.carybayer.com

When I watch the Oscars presentation, it seems like the stars are treated like Olympian gods and goddesses. Stars, after all, are lights in the heavens, so the Olympian reference seems apt.

We lionize actors because they perform valuable services. On the obvious level, their art lifts our spirits, opens our minds, and warms our hearts. More subtly, they sometimes portray heroes who embody life lived from full potential. They put their egos aside so their characters can take over. The ...Read More

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 21—FREE Professional Networking Luncheon — Psychological Counseling Services (PCS) 12:15-1:45 p.m. Mark your calendars. If you have attended in the past, join us. If you are new send an email request to pcs@pcsearle.com or call Ellen Hamilton for details 480-947-5739. 

Feb. 10—Tucson Behavioral Health Professionals Networking Breakfast, presentation by Craig Lees, LMSW, LISAC. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Westward Look, 245 East Ina Road, Tucson, 85704. $20. Register DesertStarARC.com/Workshops, CEUs: 1.5, infRead More

Hot Topics

River Source offers Outpatient Programs and New Location

The River Source’s outpatient treatment center offers one of the most comfortable, affordable, and serene environments for those working on their recovery for the first time or as a continuing care program from addiction. The River Source understands that effective outpatient treatment is flexible. The outpatient facility in Mesa, AZ is open days and evenings making it the ideal solution for patients looking for flexible options due to work, school, or other obligations. Family Participation is encouraged which includes family day, education workshops, family counseling sessions, and more.Most major insurance is accepted. ...Read More

From Pills to Heroin: CBI Attacks the Opioid Epidemic

By Stephanie Siete, Director of Community Education, Julie Wonsowicz-Moore, Senior Director of Clinical Services and Natalia Chimbo-Andrade, Community Education & Outreach Manager

A new year usually means new beginnings, goals, resolutions and change… the same can also be said for overcoming drug addiction. But what do people really know about drug addiction unless they have been personally affected by it. The word “opioid” has been tossed around a lot lately in news reports, presidential addresses, and in the treatment of managing pain. However, identifying opioid drugs, current trends, behaviors, and withdrawal, ...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

LIFE 101