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The Way Forward for Addiction Treatment

The Way Forward for Addiction Treatment

By Bradley Callow and Michael Rass
The United States has a serious addiction problem. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death, with 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 18,893 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 10,574 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2014. 

The Staggering Numbers 

In the same year, 467,000 adolescents (12-17 year-olds) were current nonmedical users of pain reliever, with 168,000 having an addiction to prescription ...Read More

Remembering Sally Lara, a Pioneer in Helping Women Find Sobriety

Sometimes we’re fortunate to meet someone whose smile lights up a room and their dedication to a mission is contagious. Sally Lara was one of those special people. I met her through my late husband, Bill in the mid 1990’s. I clearly recall him saying, “she is someone you have to meet ...Read More

Field of Dreams & The Field of All Possibilities

By Cary Bayer   www.carybayer.com

Every April, the eyes of baseball fans turn to their national pastime as hope springs eternal in their hearts. As they dream of pennant races, I slip a DVD into my DVR and watch Field of Dreams for the umpteenth April. To me, it’s the ultimate baseball and metaphysical movie.
When I was pursuing my Masters degree at Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa, its founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, spoke of his dream of creating Heaven on Earth. A few years later, W.P. Kinsella turned Iowa into Heaven — at least an Iowa farmland into Heaven for deceased baseball players — ...Read More

Animals Improve our Mental Health

By Jenise Harmon, MSW, LISW-S

Pnut Brown
More animals are ...Read More


By Mark S. Gold, MD

More than 28 million Americans have seen at least one parent suffer alcohol’s serious adverse effects, leading to serious family problems. More than 78 million Americans, (43%) of the adult population, has been exposed to alcoholism in the family, according to the ...Read More

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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.


Cary Bayer
Cary Bayer

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