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Inspiring Success on the Road to Recovery

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.



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Arizona Treatment Ethics Update: Better, Worse or the Same?

By Jim Kreitler, MS

Last year I wrote an article for this publication entitled “Are Arizona Addicts for Sale?” focusing on existing ethical issues in the field, in particular patient brokering. Now, 12 months later, are things better, worse or just the same?

Although a case could be made things have improved, Arizona is not nearly where it should be. If we look at the four areas of awareness, enforcement, current level of unethical activity, and the future of ethics in addiction treatment, it is clear that we are still in the process of solving this problem. 

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Hot Topics

Las Vegas Recovery Center Welcomes new Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development 

Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC) announced the recent hire of Bill Ryan, CLC, CIP, BRI II as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development. Mr. Ryan will share the lead with current executive managem

No Quick Fix for the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

More than 2 million people in the U.S. are addicted to prescription painkillers, and almost 600,000 are hooked on heroin, according to the report.

Scientists who've developed a wide-ranging "action plan" to combat the U.S. opioid abuse epidemic warn there's no quick fix.

Needed measures include tighter prescription practices, greater access to treatment, physician-patient education and research into alternatives to addictive painkillers, according to a new report released from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The report's assessment "is a reassuring ...Read More

Gaslighting and Infidelity

When Cheaters Flip the Script

By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S

Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse where one partner persistently denies the ...Read More

Step 10 in Business

By Renee Sieradski

Recently I was reminded of how I need to strive to work Step 10 as a self-employed business owner.
Over the years, I've worked with numerous senior financial professionals who, rather than admit their wrongs, swept them under the rug and manipulated the numbers to make it seem like they came out with the same figures. I fear somehow, I might mimic their unethical behavior since they taught me so much of what I know about how to do my work. But one reason I struck out on my own was to start fresh, decide what my ethics were, and create a new style of company where honesty, kindness, and doing the right thing prevailed.

Since I made the ...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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