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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 ...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 ...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 atRead 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.

Healing the Hurt

A look at bi-polar episodes

By Dr. Barbara Bachmeier 

Feeling Rejected and Misunderstood

The Many Faces of Recovery

By Allen Nohre, Terros

What’s it like to stop using alcohol and drugs and live a life of recovery? I have the privilege of interviewing people at various stages of recovery, asking them how they stay clean and sober, and what their recovery life is like. I have come to a conclusion: recovery has common elements, yet each person’s recovery is unique. 

Typically, I interview people who are relatively early in their recovery. They openly describe their struggle with addiction and the havoc it has caused. I ...Read More

Anger and ADHD: Triggers and Solutions

By Dennis M.Ryan MC LPC

Introduction to ADHD

Like many young men across America, it was my job at home to mow and trim the lawn. While many sought to avoid this onerous work, none could equal my talents at avoidance. I’d take one sweep, two sweeps, maybe three and then sneak off to my room to read until my father would interrupt my solitude with his shouting and threats. I’m sure that one of the books was Tom Sawyer. I was never able to talk my friends into doing the ...Read More

Stealing your Identity and Ignoring your Identity

By Coach Cary Bayer 

Much is made about thieves who steal people’s identities. Americans victimized by such crimes suffered more than $24.7 billion in direct and indirect losses in 2012 alone. That’s more than $10 billion more than losses incurred due to burglary, other property theft. 

More than 16.6 million Americans were victims of such identity fraud, with two thirds suffering direct financial loss: on average $9,650 per person from misused personal data, ...Read More

47th Annual Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies

The 47th Annual Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies Conference will be held August 23-27, 2015 at Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona. 

This year’s theme is “Strengthening Communities through Innovation & Excellence”. 

La Frontera Arizona EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center is hosting this event, which has more than 50 participating Sponsors and Exhibitors. The agenda will include a dynamic group of expert speakers on topics significant ...Read More

In the News

The Meadows to offer Mind & Heart: A Mindful Path To Wholehearted Living

The Mind & Heart Workshop helps participants to cultivate greater awareness and compassion for their self-defeating patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving — which are critical steps in making meaningful and lasting change.
This workshop is an innovative approach to healing the pain of the past by mindfully and wholeheartedly stepping into the present. Based on years of scientific research and clinical experience, Dr. Jon Caldwell, D.O., Ph.D., has developed a unique ...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.


Richard Serna
Richard Serna

Richard is the Recovery Chef




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