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Numbing the Pain

By Cristine Toel, MA, LAC, S-PSB

Sex Addiction: An Ineffective Painkiller

As a therapist at Psychological Counseling Services (PCS) in Scottsdale, I see clients from all over the country who share the ineffective practice of numbing emotional pain with sex addiction. They come to PCS for our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and at intake report a common theme – I don’t like what I’m doing, but I can’t stop it, because nothing else works to soothe anxiety, depression, stress, fear, anger – nothing else works to soothe the pain. 

As we sit ...Read More

From Interstate to Internet to Inner Self

by Coach Cary Bayer
I just returned from teaching trips in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, and New York, logging quite a few miles on I-95. Some of us probably take the Interstate Highway system for granted but it’s only a little more than half a century old, one of the great achievements of the Eisenhower administration. The technical name for the network is The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. I bring this up because, impressed by Germany’s connected Autobahn roads during World War ...Read More

Are You the Only One Taking Your Medicine?

On June 10, The Alliance for Balanced Pain Management (AfBPM) today launched a new educational tool – “Are You the Only One Taking Your Medicine?” —  that consumers and health care providers can use to assess whether a home is at risk for medication misuse, abuse or diversion. The tool also includes tips for how to monitor, safeguard and properly dispose of prescription medicines, including pain medicines, to minimize the risk of inappropriate use.
This free tool can be accessed at ...Read More

When Your College Kid’s Home for the Summer

Has your college kid moved back home for the summer? Your family is likely thrilled to have them under your roof again, but you all may be experiencing a bit of tension, fueled by your undergrad’s emotional state.

Perhaps they are struggling with the loss of independence, missing college friends, disappointed that high-school friendships aren’t what they used to be, uninspired at a summer job, frustrated to have to follow your rules or just really, really bored.

Your child is probably a bit anxious about being home.

Teenagers usually go off to college with a ...Read More

Healing the Hurt

A look at bi-polar episodes

By Dr. Barbara Bachmeier

Feeling Rejected and Misunderstood

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Guest/Monthly Columnists

Dr. Dina Evan

Dr. Dina Evan

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

Bobbe McGinley
Bobbe McGinley

Bobbe McGinley MA, MBA, CADAC, LISAC, NCGC II, is a nationally known speaker, author, presenter and trainer.

Alan Cohen
Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen is the author of many inspirational books.


Richard Serna
Richard Serna

Richard is the Recovery Chef




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