ARIZONA TOGETHER —July 2007
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JULY 5- Mesa- FREE VIEWING—HBO Documen- Interventions conducted with love, care and con-
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Workshop for Families. 6-8:30 P.M. Pre and Post For information call 480-491-1554.
questions designed to spur discussion for new
understanding and calls for improved policies to INTENTIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS COMMUNITY— Humbly asked Him to
make it possible for more people to get the help Gathering for diverse people first Sunday of month–
they need to heal themselves, their families and 3-5 p.m. By donation. Sitting in Spirit Medita- remove our shortcomings.
communities. East Valley Family Resource Center, tion—Variety of formats include guest speakers,
70 W. University Dr, Mesa. Sponsored by East Val- video, audio presentations, healing, special medi-
ley Resource Center and Our Common Welfare. tation. Wednesdays 6:30—8 p.m. Contact Dr. I was recently at a recovery meeting You can tell that I am not a person who
Information. 480-733-2688 Dina Evan (602) 997-1200 for information. and the topic of humility came up. What believes that we do nothing to get this pro-
does it mean to be a humble person? A great gram. Indeed, I believe that we play an es-
JULY 6—OPEN CASTING CALL—Actors and tech- ALCOHOL RECOVERY SOLUTIONS—On-going
Substance Abuse group for adults. Not 12 step discussion developed and it became clear sential role in our recovery. However, I be-
nical crew needed for Valley of the Moon’s pro-
duction of original play, Damsel. All ages wel- format. Mon., Wed., Thurs. 6pm-8pm. For those there were two viewpoints, not too dissimi- lieve that the role we play needs to be sur-
come, no experience required. Families and friends new to recovery and those looking for aftercare, lar, that were articulated: rounded by humility.
encouraged to volunteer together. Auditions 6 PM relapse prevention, long-term support. Alcohol I am helped in understanding this
Recovery Solutions, 15215 S. 48th St., Suite 150.
to 8 PM at 2544 East Allen Road. 520-270-1041
Ahwatukee/Phoenix. Contact Gigi Veasey, LCSW,
To Be Humble Means abused word “humility” by knowing that
LISAC at 480-496-9760 or visit a. To be humble means not seeking our its roots suggest “of the earth.” We are
JULY 11—Phoenix—“Deciphering Dissocia-
tion and Trauma,” by Sara Jenkins, LPC, 8–10 w w w.bigsteptorecovery.com. will, not pushing our point of view, humble when we stay grounded. Don’t get
a.m. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. Profession- indeed being willing to follow another’s too big for our boots. Remember that there
DIVORCE/SEPARATION/SIGNIFICANT RELATION- are other people in this world besides our-
als invited to Sierra Tucson’s Phoenix-Area Pro-
SHIP ENDINGS—Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Dealing
fessionals’ Networking Breakfast. Contact Hours.
with the pain of divorce, separation, and ending of b. Realizing you are not above another selves!
$15 pre-registration fee. Information visit And yet, it is important for us to re-
any significant relationship. Donations. Counseling person but you are also not less than
www.SierraTucson.com (Events, Prof. Events,
Ministry, 480-948-7460 x 133. Judith McHale, MA, others; humility is about respecting member that we need to be present. We are
Prof. Networking) or call 1-800-624-5858 Ext. 2132.
LPC and Tom Mitchell, Ph.D. others and yourself. not useless or unimportant. God, contrary
JULY 12—Tucson—“Is Meth Use Really That to popular opinion, does not do things in
GRIEF SUPPORT—Tues., 5:30-7:00 p.m. Elizabeth
Pervasive? Drug Trends in Adolescents and Adler, RN, MSN. Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 I enjoyed hearing these two points of our lives in spite of us, but rather with us,
Adults,” by Patrick Barrasso, LCSW, 8–10 a.m., E. Lincoln Drive Scottsdale. 480-948-7460 x 133. view and appreciated the different but not in partnership—co-creation.
Arizona Inn. Professionals are invited to Sierra We humbly ask…that’s our part. We
Tucson’s Professionals’ Networking Breakfast.
necessarily opposing ideas being postulated.
FAMILIES/FRIENDS DEALING WITH CHEMICAL need to do something…ask. And the re-
Contact Hours. www.SierraTucson.com or call DEPENDENCY. Learn how to rebuild, restore, re-
(For some reason I am feeling rather pompous as
1-800-624-5858, Ext. 2132. cover and manage relationships with families and I write this article. Obviously I need to hear moval of our shortcomings follows the ask-
friends struggling with chemical dependency. what is being written!) ing.
*FREE*—JULY 23—THE MEADOWS FREE LEC- Tues., 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Caroline Becker, MA, LISAC. Step Seven is important and if you have In this sense we get what we asked for!
TURE SERIES—“Responding as an Adult, not Franciscan Renewal Center. 480-948-7460 x 133. Do you need to get on your knees? Some
Reacting as a Child: Growing Yourself Back
been following my articles you will know
Up Again” Tonya A. Thompson, MA, NCC, LCAS, that I believe all the steps are interconnected; people find the act of getting on their knees
DEPRESSION/ANXIETY SUPPORT. Help with is-
LPC Scottsdale. 7-8:30 P.M. R.S.V.P. The Mead- sues surrounding everyday life, how to overcome they are affirming a recovery process. really helpful, however it is not essential.
ows 800-420-1616. self-defeating behavior problems. Tues., 6:30 p.m. • One is admitting that we have more than Humility is less about what you do rather is
- 8:00 p.m. Franciscan Renewal Center—5802 East it more about who you are, or who you
Adler School of Professional Coaching-
a problem with alcohol.
Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale. 480-948-7460 x 133. hope to become. In this sense it is an inside
SouthWest: FREE—JULY 3—Coaching Q&A • Two suggests there is a Power greater than job.
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ANXIETY DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP—First and
CDT). Bridge line login information provided the • Four tells us we need to discover what our heart, our love, our belief in forgive-
week of the call. UPCOMING COURSES: Founda- third Wednesday of month 7-8:30 pm at Life Care
of Paradise Valley, 4065 E. Bell Road, Phoenix. we are like. ness, and our intention to change.
tions of Professional Coaching, JULY 16-20, West-
ern International Univ. (I-17 & Dunlap). Compre-
OCD SUPPORT GROUP—Second and fourth
• Five says we need to talk about our Reverend Leo Booth is a Unity minister, a
hensive certification-track professional coaching wrongs.
workshop from Arizona’s only ICF-Accredited
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Coach Training Program, strong theoretical ground-
havioral Health, 7575 E. Earll Drive, Scottsdale. • Six affirms forgiveness. senter in all aspects of addiction. He is a Spiri-
ing, powerful tools, techniques, rich experiential And now we are ready, in Step Seven, tual Advisor at Renaissance Malibu in CA and
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learning. $1625 (early registration and group dis-
Cross Lutheran Church, 8600 S. McClintock, Tempe for the cleansing. Casa De Las Amigas in Pasadena, CA. He is
counts). Leader as Coach: Workplace Coach- But why “humbly asked Him?” Well, also the author of “Say Yes To Life” and the
Mon. 7:30pm, Cross in the Desert Church, 12835
ing Skills, JULY 25-26, Western International Univ.
(I-17 & Dunlap). 2-day leadership development
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workshop provides conceptual and practical tools
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7:15pm.Desert Cross Lutheran Church —Educa- out of my own way. Obviously, I mean this website: www.fatherleo.com or Email him at
and techniques to adopt a highly effective “coach
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ARIZONA TOGETHER —July 2007
LIFE 101 The Use of Journal Writing
As a Recovery Tool
by Charles Gillispie
By Coach Cary Bayer www.carybayer.com
“In this poor body, composed of one hun- woman agreed to end a romantic relation-
dred bones and nine openings, is something ship, over the phone, that had been ex-
The Waitress Alchemist called spirit, a flimsy curtain swept this way
and that by the slightest breeze. It is spirit,
such as it is, which led me to write. . .” — Basho
tremely abusive and destructive:
“I used to trash my emotional wreck-
age onto those who neither deserved nor
Basho was a traveling poet and stu- understood
There’s a delightful movie that recently dent of Zen meditation. He is most fa-
played called The Waitress. People in the film Eckhart Tolle says mous for a travel journal he wrote in 1689,
But now I peel off the layers and stand
naked in the responsibility of my grief
business refer to it as a small movie; or an
art film, a romantic fairy tale, even a femi- that this moment, Narrow Road to the Interior, which describes
a trip he took to Northern Japan:
I used to stab the dagger into my heart
and demand any willing boy to pull it out
nist fable. Like life and the waitress’s pies,
this film is, at times, tart and sweet. But “Now”, “In which year it was I do not recall,
but I, too, began to be lured by the wind
But now I’m stitching up the wound
and reflecting on the scar tissue
it’s not sappy—although it is happy, snappy
and scrappy. It might be arty and small, but is where the power is. like a fragmentary cloud and have since been
unable to resist wanderlust, roaming out
I used to play on words to be a puppet
it quietly addresses some rather large mat- to the seashores.” Now I am down on my knees in amends
ters. That’s why I call it The Waitress Alche- Basho’s book is full of brief paragraphs, for my guilt
mist. Alchemists, you might remember— It’s wisdom that makes a lot of sense often followed by very short poems, which I used to die in the apocalypse with
especially if you’ve read Jung’s Psychology for a pie baker who uses only the freshest describe the people and places he encoun- every mistake
and Alchemy—were medieval philosopher- ingredients. tered, as well as his own moods and per- But now I live in the moment with
chemists who were intent on and some say Without giving away further plot, suf- ceptions: every experience
successful at transforming base metal into fice it to say she has all kinds of break- “Autumn—even birds and clouds look I used to crave the bittersweet linger-
gold. throughs that enable her to start fresh. She old.” ing of the past
Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a fresh-faced sheds professional and emotional entangle- With a little guidance and encourage- But now I’m driven by the desire to
waitress in a small southern town, in a dead- ments that have kept her stuck in ruts. It all ment, we can all benefit from journal writ- savor the curiosity of tomorrow
end job and a dead-end marriage. Without starts when she steps firmly into her dharma ing. Like Basho, we can celebrate and I used to see God in the pleasures I
giving away the film, I’ll tell you she gets (Sanskrit for path) as a mother. record our journey into the “interior”—the was granted
pregnant because her lout of a husband got When she accepts her gift from heaven, landscape of our struggles, hopes, insights But now I see God in the ironic chal-
her drunk one night. (There’s no way she’d her entire life changes, including her ca- and experiences. lenges I face
get close to him if she were sober.) While reer, where she steps into her dharma there
There was a time when I let go of the
all Jenna’s friends and family are thrilled as well, professionally creating the divinely Therapeutic Journal Writing past for him
for her future gift from heaven, she hides it delicious pies for others to serve. James Pennebaker, a professor of psy- And now, finally, I let go of all of this
from her husband because she sees her baby “Start fresh” is brilliant coaching; I could chology at the University of Texas, reports for me.”
as one more nail in the coffin of her dead- write a whole book on it. (Adrienne Shelly that writing, in-and-of-itself, is not neces-
end existence. But Jenna has a gift. made a whole movie). It means that the emo- sarily therapeutic. In fact, many of his cli- The author reports that she used the
She can bake pies that are the tastiest tional influences of your childhood, the as- ents who suffer from anger and depression sentence-stem and repetition with great re-
anyone has ever eaten. She gets visions of trological influences of the heavens, and the report feeling worse after writing in jour- luctance in her journal. She thought the
these pies, including all their ingredients habitual influences of your patterns are just nals. The process of writing about feel- structure would mute her voice and her
and their most uncommon names: “I don’t that—influences. You get to choose in this ings, without any direction or structure, range of emotions. However, she discov-
want to have Earl’s baby,” is a memorable moment a whole new way of being and seems to exacerbate suffering instead of ered that the structure helped her stay clear
one—Earl being her deeply unconscious doing beyond the reach of the influences. providing relief. of the habitual thoughts and feelings toward
husband. The pies are filmed in loving color Eckhart Tolle says that this moment, Dr. Pennebaker notes however, clients her boyfriend and opened a new avenue of
by director Adrienne Shelly. If Jenna had “Now ”, is where the power is. Walt do report relief from journal writing under hope and strength. In fact, she reports be-
enough money to enter an upcoming pie- Whitman wrote that, “There never was any specific conditions. For example, clients ing surprised by the power that comes out
baking contest, she could win some big more inception than there is now”. who record events and thoughts as well as in the entry. She sees a quality of self-es-
prize money. But she doesn’t, and her jeal- As the old poster in ’70s college dorms emotional experiences report greater relief teem she would like to experience more.
ous insignificant other won’t give her any says, “Today is the first day of the rest of after writing. Combining these three ele-
cash. your life”. It could also be the first day for ments of daily life into a cohesive narrative Considerations for Practice
Still, Jenna has this extraordinary gift the best of your life. is an essential component of therapeutic Journal writing, as a recovery tool, pro-
from the gods—so you know that she’ll re- journal writing. vides a number of advantages. First of all,
ceive support. It comes from co-workers Are you ready to start Additionally, Dr. Pennebaker notes that the journal is immediately available to us,
and from her OB-GYN, a knight in shin- fresh? clients who write for at least twenty min- whenever we need it. As we practice thera-
ing white scrubs who might whisk her off Jenna did and became a homespun al- utes a day for three days in a row report peutic journal writing, we can develop much
in his white car and out of this terrible fate chemist, turning her pies into gold. If the greater emotional comfort after writing in needed skills in mood management and
that she lives. It also comes from Andy film isn’t playing anymore at a theater near their journal. People in recovery can uti- regulation. Hopefully, as we become pro-
Griffith. By now, the former sitcom star is you, rent the DVD at home. Forget the lize these findings to receive more benefit ficient in the use of specific structures, we
well into his ’80s, and plays the curmudg- popcorn, just pour a glass of milk and cut a from their writing. will discover important information about
eonly mogul in town who owns all kinds of slice of your favorite pie. our barriers to recovery. This material,
businesses, including the diner where she The Use of Sentence- when uncovered, can deepen and enrich
works. the counseling experience for both clients
He offers her advice, which comes as
Stems and Repetition
Cary Bayer is a Life Coach You can visit and counselors.
much from her spirit guides as it does from Dr. Nicholas Mazza, founding mem-
him on the web at www.carybayer.com or email Perhaps most importantly, the therapeu-
him. He seems to be speaking on their ber of the National Association of Poetry
him at email@example.com. tic journal can become our record of
behalf (just don’t tell him that). The coach- Therapy (www.poetrytherapy.org), believes
progress in recovery. In the tradition of
ing: “Start fresh”. that structure is an essential component of
Basho’s travel journal, the therapeutic jour-
therapeutic journal writing. Structure can
nal becomes a mirror reflecting our spiri-
help us explore uncomfortable feelings while
tual struggle, our spiritual accomplishment,
providing a positive direction. Dr. Mazza
as well as our spiritual need.
favors the use of sentence-stems and rep-
etition to create meaningful poems or para-
Charles Gillispie is a licensed substance abuse
counselor at Cottonwood de Tucson.”He
The following journal entry is copied,
specializes in the use of creative writing as an
with permission, from the journal of a young adjunct to cognitive behavioral therapy. Articles
woman in treatment for substance abuse. about his work have appeared in Addiction Pro-
It represents the use of sentence-stems and fessional, Journal of Poetry Therapy and the Thera-
repetition. It was written after the young peutic Recreation Journal.”
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ARIZONA TOGETHER —July 2007
FRANCISCAN RENEWAL CENTER
5802 E. Lincoln Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480.948.7460 Toll Free: 1.800.356.3247
Men in Recovery Retreat
Pat Allen, Ph.D, MFT and Jim Hallowes
Chemical Dependency Compulsive Behaviors (sex, food,
gambling, etc.), with underlying Co-Dependency and Trauma.
• Who should attend? Married/single men in
1-877-DETO X-2-DAY (877)-338-6923
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WHEN YOU NEED HELP Coaliton Asks Mental beings.
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Department of Health Services Announces
Six Steps to Simplify Diabetes Control
While it’s true that diabetes is the fifth Diabetes Program Manager of ADHS.
deadliest disease in the United States, the “As someone with diabetes, you have
good news is that Arizona Department of many tools available to you. The single most
Health Services (ADHS) has made it easier important factor, however, is YOU. Tak-
for people with diabetes to safeguard their ing an active role in managing your dis-
quality of life. ADHS has created a toolkit ease can make a huge impact on how you’ll
that outlines six simple steps to help people feel in the years to come.”
with diabetes control their disease. Controlling your diabetes can help you
“We estimate that at least 500,000 feel better and stay healthier. It also lowers
people in the state of Arizona are facing your chances of having heart, eye, kidney,
diabetes. We want all people with diabetes, and nerve problems.
particularly those in the 55 to 64-year-old The ADHS Diabetes Program has cre-
range, to learn the things they can do to ated a toolkit to help you manage your dia-
feel better and stay healthy by controlling
their disease,” says Trish Treanor, Arizona continued page 10
ARIZONA TOGETHER —July 2007
Sleepless In Arizona
By Renee Siegel, MA, LISAC, NCGC-II
any people in recovery, espe- Your pharmacist can assist you in iden-
cially when they are new, have tifying if any of the ingredients in your medi-
difficulty sleeping. Some re- cations are stimulants.
port a pattern of falling asleep Don’t forget a healthy diet! Be sure you
for four or five hours, but may suddenly are eating a well-rounded diet which in-
wake up feeling anxious—thinking of all that cludes good sources of protein and supplies
is ahead of them. They may fall back to sufficient amounts of iron. If you are hun-
sleep for another hour or two, yet are ex- gry before bed, try eating some turkey, as it
hausted the next day. contains tryptophan, which causes drowsi-
Proper rest ensures we go through the ness.
entire sleep cycle, which provides access to Where you sleep should be a place of
cellular rejuvenation and a dream state of comfort and serenity. If you sleep with the
sleep. A lack of proper rest can result in the television on, set it on a timer to go off
inability to make and execute proper deci- soon after you retire. Listening to soft mu-
Parents Can Help Deter Poor sions, which is important in recovery.
It is estimated over 100 million Ameri-
sic or having a white noise machine which
masks outside noises may also help. The
Decision Making for Teen Drivers cans have some form of insomnia. One way
to identify what may be getting in the way
ventilation and temperature in your sleep
environment should be to your liking and
of a good night’s sleep is to look at your comfort. If your mattress and pillows aren’t
daytime habits, sleep environment, and bed- comfortable, invest in new ones.
With teens out of school and in their Cell Phones and Text time rituals. Some habits may have to be Creating a dark room environment is a
cars, some will tragically contribute to this Messaging altered to allow for uninterrupted and rest- good idea if you work in the evenings and
disturbing statistic: car crashes are the lead- As many states enact or consider legis- ful sleep. sleep during the day, and do not place your
ing cause of death for 15- to-20 year-olds in lation to curb cell phone use and text mes- Strenuous exercise should be done early clock where it can be easily seen.
the United States. There are more driving- saging while driving, the SADD/Liberty in the day, but gentle stretching before re- Preparing for bed is an important ritual.
related deaths in the summer months than Mutual research reveals how parents can in- tiring may be helpful to ease sore muscles Start by getting ready for bed earlier than
any other season of the year, and parents fluence the effects of these laws. More than that can keep you awake. Traditionally, sleep you have in the past so your body can begin
have reason for concern over their children’s half (52 percent) of teens who say their par- experts have cautioned people to avoid ex- recognize it is time for bed. If you like warm
safety. ents are unlikely to follow through on a con- ercise right before sleep, up to three hours baths, light a few candles and soak for a
According to Liberty Mutual and sequence if they break a driving law report before bedtime. That’s because exercise has short time, or listen to or read something
SADD (Students Against Destructive De- they talk on a cell phone while driving, com- an alerting effect and raises our body tem- inspirational. Avoid the late news on TV ,
cisions) research, teens spend 44 percent pared to only 36 percent of teens who be- perature. This rise leads to a corresponding the daily newspaper or trade journal which
more hours driving each week in the sum- lieve their parents would indeed penalize fall in temperature five to six hours later, are all materials that stimulate our minds.
mer than during the school year. But the them. which makes sleep easier then. If you’ve If you have tried all of these methods
research gives parents a solution to keep In the absence of a cell phone law, the been exercising close to bedtime and hav- and still have trouble sleeping, consult your
their teens safe as young drivers exercise research confirms parents can influence this ing trouble falling or staying asleep, try to physician so they can further investigate the
their summer freedoms behind the wheel: behavior by establishing their own family arrange your workout earlier in the day. cause. There are many physical disorders
setting and enforcing consequences for rule about talking on the cell phone and driv- Sunlight helps sets your body clock, so where sleep interference is a symptom. Our
breaking driving laws and family rules curbs ing—and enforcing it. Teens who say their try to get sunlight as soon after you awake bodies need rest and rejuvenation and with-
speeding, piling in and cell phone use, and parents are likely to enforce a punishment as possible and avoid stimulants such as out it we are unable to be at our best and
increases seat belt usage and adherence to for breaking a family driving rule about cell nicotine and caffeine. If you must consume fully experience our right to joy and happi-
traffic signals. phones are significantly less likely to talk caffeine, make sure it is early in the day as ness.
“It’s refreshing to validate the influence on the cell phone while driving (37 per- possible. If you have a cigarette before bed, Renee Siegel, is the Executive Director of
parents have on their teen drivers and the cent) than are teens who say their parents you are inhaling a stimulant before trying ABC Wellness Centre with locations in both
fact the tried and true measures we use to are unlikely to follow through on any con- to sleep. Certain medications, both pre- Scottsdale and Mesa Arizona. ABC treats com-
establish appropriate behavior in our chil- sequence (65 percent). scription and over the counter, have stimu- pulsive and addictive concerns through inte-
dren during their younger years—following
lant effects. grating the body, mind and spirit.
through on consequences when expectations
What Parents Can Do
are not met—have the same powerful effect
on teenagers,” said SADD Chairman and • Know your state’s Graduated Driver Diabetes from page 9
Chief Executive Officer Stephen Wallace. License laws and restrictions, including un-
betes. The toolkit includes these six tips to See Health Care Provider— Learn
In a national study of more than 900 supervised driving, time of day, and pas-
help people living with diabetes enjoy a what to bring to your visit and questions to
high school students with a driver’s license, sengers in the car, and enforce them. The
healthier, happier life: ask your doctor. Includes a wallet card that
teens who believe their parents would fol- Governors Highway Safety Association provides
Learn More—The basics about what lists the tests you need each time you visit
low through on threatened consequences for a description of each state’s laws at
you need to know about diabetes, includ- your provider.
breaking a driving law are significantly less www.statehighwaysafety.org.
ing a list of resources available to help you To learn more information or to request a
likely to say they speed (43 percent report • Set family rules about driving, outline find more information. free toolkit, please call the Arizona Department
driving 5 mph or more over the limit) than clear consequences for breaking the rules, Eat Healthy—Learn how you can eat of Health Services at (888) 542-1886.
are the teens who say their parents are un- and follow through. most of the foods you always have by chang-
likely to follow through on any penalty (68 • No driving after 10 p.m. ing how much and how often you eat. In-
percent). Only 31 percent of teens who say
their parents will enforce a consequence
• No use of alcohol or drugs cludes a recipe booklet to help you plan
• No distractions while driving
report they drive with more than three pas-
sengers in the car, compared to 60 percent • Continue supervised driving once your
Be Active—Learn about the benefits
of physical activity and tips to help you get
of teens who consider their parents are “all child has received his or her license, and started. Now $15 through
talk and no action.” reinforce the rules and safe driving habits. Take Medications— Keep track of
“These findings cannot be overstated. August 31, 2007
• Don’t relent. Parents should continue your blood sugar level and medications. In-
We all know that speeding contributes to the dialogue with their teens and frequently cludes a chart to help you get started.
crashes, and studies show the crash rate Keep Heart Healthy—Learn about the
reinforce the acute dangers of distracted
among teens drivers doubles or quadruples Southwest Institute of
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Order a free copy of “The Road Ahead:
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