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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?

The Reality of Treating Pain with Opioids

By Mercy Care Plan/Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care staff

Most everyone has heard about the opioid epidemic — and the many lives lost to these highly addictive painkillers. The Arizona Department of Health Services released data on June 1, 2017 about opioid overdoses in the state. Those numbers showed that 790 Arizonans died from an opioid overdose; a 74 percent increase over the past four years. Statistics also show between June 15 and November 16, there were 564 suspected opioid-related deaths.

The Arizona Opioid Summit 2018

The Arizona Opioid Summit 2018

For more information and to register, visit www.arizonaopioidsummit.com. Visitors to the website can sign up for a complimentary e-newsletter on the opioid crisis in the region.

With the opioid crisis continuing to make headlines, those looking to make a difference will want to put the Arizona Opioid Summit on their calendars. The second annual conference will take place February 14-16, 2018 at the Tempe Mission Palms hotel near ASU.

On January 9 of this year more than 300 stakeholders met to discuss ways to engage treatment providers, ...Read More

Scottsdale Recovery Center TRICARE Preferred Provider

Scottsdale Recovery Center is now a TRICARE Preferred Provider of substance use inpatient and outpatient services to active, inactive duty military members, veterans and their dependents of the TRICARE West, North ...Read More

The Gifts of Pause

Tis the season to be jolly but the ho, ho, ho’s seems to be hiding. Today there is more holy cow than ho, ho, ho! To many of us, it feels as if we are waiting for the other shoe to drop and we are doing it while holding our breath. We haven’t had a lot of time to focus on what is good in our lives, what is sacred and fulfilling. So, what better time to pause and remember all the things that brings us joy.

Reacting to Triggers

By Renee Sieradski, EA 

Recently I was reacquainted with an old friend, Betty. We hadn’t spent time in a decade. I knew her during my before and during my first year in recovery, back then I was a different person. A woman without  boundaries or clear sense of my reality, codependent, and learning how to grow up. 

As we were catching up, I was reminded of how verbally abusive she had been though I hadn’t thought of her as a major player I would have to recover from. But here she was, someone who didn’t know the real me today. Still, I found myself interacting with her as if I was a victim who accepted ...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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