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					                                                                                ARIZONA TOGETHER —July 2007

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                                                                                                                                  In Step
                                                                                                                                                               with Reverend Leo
JULY 5- Mesa- FREE VIEWING—HBO Documen-               Interventions conducted with love, care and con-

tary “Addiction” Centerpiece Viewing and              cern. 6615 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 100, Scottsdale.                            By Reverend Leo Booth
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-
                                                      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                               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
                                                                                                                 direction and,
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 (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. 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.
Lunch (11:30am–1:00pm), Western International         BI-POLAR BEARS—MANIC DEPRESSIVE SUP-                  ourselves than can bring us to sanity.
Univ. (I-17 & Dunlap, Phoenix) FREE—JULY 13—          PORT GROUP—Wed. 7-9:00 p.m.—St. Lukes Be-                                                                     In Step Seven we need to avoid being
“Virtual” Coaching Q&A (Noon-1:00 Arizona             havioral Health Services, 1800 E. Van Buren.          • Three is the decision to walk in a spiri-        showy. Truly we do not need incense,
Time/ Noon-1:00 PDT/ 3:00-4:00 EDT/ 2:00-3:00                                                               tual direction.                                    candles and a prayer mat. What we need is
                                                      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
                                                      Thursday of month 7:30-9:00 PM at Banner Be-                                                             published author, conference and workshop pre-
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
                                                      GAM-ANON Meetings: Sun. 7:30pm, Desert
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
                                                      N. 32nd St., Phoenix, Tues. 7:00pm, First Christian   here we go back to the discussion that I           workbook “Say Yes To Life Continuing the
workshop provides conceptual and practical tools
                                                      Church, 6750 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, Tues.              heard at my recovery group—I need to get           Journey”. For more information please visit his
                                                      7:15pm.Desert Cross Lutheran Church —Educa-           out of my own way. Obviously, I mean this          website: or Email him at
and techniques to adopt a highly effective “coach
                                                      tion Building, 8600 S. McClintock, Tempe, Thurs.
approach” to leadership. $995 (early registration,
                                                      7:30pm. Unity Church, 2740 E. Southern, Mesa.         poetically. I need to be willing to allow for- or call us at (562) 427-
group discounts available). Information, registra-                                                          giveness and change into my life.                  6003.
tion: 602-493-1886,          DEBTORS ANONYMOUS—Trouble with money or                                 debt? Meetings: Mon., 7-8 pm, St. Phillip’s Church,
                                                      4440 N. Campbell Ave. (NE corner of Campbell &
AUG. 7—“GETTING STARTED”—Workshop.                    River), Palo Verde Room. Thurs. 6-7 pm, University
Struggling with compulsive sexual behavior can        Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell, Room 2500 F.
be confusing and discouraging. If you are married     520-570-7990, visit
to someone with these issues, you will face your
own confusion and discouragement. “Getting            Sierra Tucson Alumni Support Group–
Started” workshop is the first phase of the STAR      Scottsdale 2nd & 4th Tuesday of month, 6-7 p.m.
program, facilitated by licensed counselors. Tu-      Tucson 2nd Sunday of month for dinner, 6:30 p.m.
ition is $375/person and includes 6 complete group    For information, (Alumni
sessions of three hours. For registration and de-     Resources, Alumni Support Groups) Tim McLeod
tails contact Floyd Godfrey, LPC (480) 668-8301.      at 1-866-638-1650.
Tuesday nights 6:30-9:30 pm. Family Strategies,
2152 S. Vineyard Rd. Ste.114. Mesa.

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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 
                                                                                                         “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
                                                                                                                                                         for applause
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 or email                                                               Perhaps most importantly, the therapeu-
him. He seems to be speaking on their                                                               ber of the National Association of Poetry
                                                   him at                                                                       tic journal can become our record of
behalf (just don’t tell him that). The coach-                                                       Therapy (, 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.”

                                                                                                       LaRae Erickson
                                                                                                                           Russ Lyon Realty Company Pinnacle Peak
                                                                                                                                   8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, J-2
                                                                                                                                   Scottsdale, AZ 85255
                                                                                                                                   Office- 480.585.7070
                                                                                                                                   Cell- 602.625.9203
                                                                                                                                   Fax- 480.585.7429
                                                                                                                                   Email -

                                                                                                                     Specializing in working with the recovery community
                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                         July 13-15
                                                                                                                   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
           1-877-DETO -2-DAY                                                                                        any recovery program using 12-step method to recovery.
                     WWW.DECISIONPOINTCENTER.COM                                                                    • Subject matter: The physical/emotional
                                                                                                                    aspects of being in spiritual relationships with human

  WHEN YOU NEED HELP                                   Coaliton Asks Mental                                         beings.

           PHOENIX /VALLEY AREA                       Health Professionals to                        Pat Allen is a therapist in private practice, specializing in addictions. Dr. Allen is a published
                                                                                                     addictions author. Jim Hallowes, founder of, will join Pat
Alcoholics Anon
                                                     GIVE AN HOUR                                    Allen to discuss the trait of high sensitivity which is often found in men in 12-step recovery

Al-Anon                    602-249-1257                   Help Troops and Families                   programs. He will answer all your questions about highly sensitive people and this little known,
                                                                                                     but very important, trait. Fee per person includes lodging, meals, program:
ACA                        602-241-6760                   With Psychological and                     $175, single; $135, double; Commuter per person: $100.
ADD Clinic                 480-424-7200
                                                          Emotional Effects of War
AWEE                       602-258-0864
                                                       Give an Hour is pleased to announce
Battered Women
                           602-944-4999           the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes               Simple Living with Richard Rogers
Cocaine Anon               602-279-3838           (CSAH) is providing a grant to GAH for
CoDA                       602-277-7991           developing a new mental health services                      Acclaimed teacher, coach & mentor
                                                  network called the Returning Heroes Coun-
Commun. Info & Ref         602-263-8856
                                                  seling Network. CSAH will recruit and                          July 21, Saturday, 9am - 4pm
Community Bridges          480-831-7566
                                                  qualify service members who need help,             •    Are you tired of working hard but not enjoying
Depressed Anon             602-231-0868
                                                  while Give an Hour will manage the pro-
Emotions Anon              480-969-6813                                                                   your life?
                                                  fessional providers and specific counselor
Gamblers Anon              602-266-9784           training.
                                                                                                     •    Are you ready for greater peace?
Heroin Anonymous           602-870-3665                The licensed mental health profession-
                                                                                                     •    Are you ready to be happy?
M.A.D.D.                   602-234-1754           als who join the program will give an hour         Simple Living is a one day workshop on simplifying and reorganiz-
Marijuana Anon             800-766-6779           of their time each week to provide free            ing your life. Discover how to reorganize your life around a new
Narcotics Anonymous        480-897-4636           mental health services to military person-         organizing principle. Identify your core values and how to live them
NCADD                      602-264-6214           nel and their families for as long as help is      with grace and simplicity. $99. per person.
Nicotine Anon              877-TRY-NICA           needed. Give an Hour continues to recruit                This will be a day of soul connections and great joy!
                                                  volunteer providers and will offer a variety
Parents Anon               602-248-0428
                                                  of training opportunities to registered coun-
Sex Addicts Anon
                                                  selors.                                            Join Us For Life Changing Programs!
                                                       Connections among troops, their fami-
CCARC                      602-273-9999           lies, and the providers are already being
                                                                                                          FRANCISCAN RENEWAL CENTER COUNSELING MINISTRY
EVAC                       480-962-7711           made through the GAH network at
Grief Recovery             800-334-7606                                   ON-GOING SUPPORT GROUPS and INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING
Our Common Welfare         480-733-2688                                                            Call 480-948-7460, ext. 157 for programs and ext. 133 for counseling
Office Problem Gambling    800-639-8783           How Professionals Can Help
Overeaters Anon            877-656-1711                Please help provide critical mental           The Francisican Renewal Center is a spiritual oasis which encompasses counseling, various support
Rape Hotline (CASA)        602-241-9010           health services to our troops and their fam-       groups, workshops, retreats for spiritual growth and personal development and Franciscan Way
                                                                                                     programs. Browse all the different programs offered at The Franciscan Renewal Center by visiting
Sexaholics Anonymous       602-439-3000           ily members. If you are a licensed mental
Sex/Love Addicts Anon.     602-765-0377           health professional, and have not yet signed
Suicide Hotline            800-254-HELP           up can do so at and
Value Options              602-984-5800           click on the For Providers tab for more in-
                                                       If you are a member of the military or
Alcoholics Anon            520-624-4183
                                                  a military family and would like more in-
Al-Anon                    520-323-2229           formation on mental health issues among
Cocaine Anon               520-326-2211           the military and the services we will be pro-
Crisis Intervention        520-323-9373           viding please click on the For Visitors tab.
Joshua House               520-512-8448                Community Organizations interested
Half-Way Home              520-881-0066           in posting a listing for volunteers should
Narcotics Anon             520-881-8381           click on the tab For Community Orgs.
Nictone Anon               520-299-7057
Overeaters Anon            520-733-0880           Give an Hour Misson
Sex/Love Addicts Anon.     520-792-6450                The mission of Give an Hour is to
Sex Addicts Anonymous      520-745-0775           develop a national network of volunteers
                                                  capable of responding to both acute and
Suicide Prevention         520-323-9372
                                                  chronic conditions that arise within our so-
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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
                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                      healthy meals.
                                                     •     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
                                                                                                                                                          SPA SWINA
                                                     reinforce the acute dangers of distracted
among teens drivers doubles or quadruples                                                                                                                 Southwest Institute of
                                                     driving, drinking and driving, or using          link between diabetes and heart disease, and        Natural Aesthetics
with two or three passengers, respectively,          drugs and driving.                               how to reduce your risk of heart disease
when compared to driving alone,” said Greg                                                            and stroke. Includes a magnet you can post
                                                     Order a free copy of “The Road Ahead:
Gordon, Liberty Mutual vice president,                                                                                                          
                                                     Stay Safe at the Wheel” by calling 1-800-        on your refrigerator as a friendly reminder.
Consumer Marketing, citing research from             4-LIBERTY or download a copy of SADD’s
the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.          Opening Lifesaving Lines at

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                                                                            ARIZONA TOGETHER —July 2007

   Beat the
  Heat NOT
 Breaking the
     by Chuck Stanley, CCCS Southwest

      The ‘dog days of summer’ are upon
us. Unfortunately, the hottest and muggi-
est time of the year is accompanied by an
annual increase in utility bills. According
to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating
and cooling your home uses more energy
than any other system in the home. Air con-
ditioning can account for up to 50 percent
of a home’s energy costs during the hottest
summer months.
      While an increase can’t always be pre-
vented, there are certain steps every con-
sumer can take to soften the blow. The se-
cret to saving money on energy costs dur-
ing the summer is to keep your thermostat
at the highest possible temperature while
still staying comfortable.

Stay in control.
Use the auto feature to control your
thermostat. Make sure the temperature
does not fall below your comfort setting.
Energy experts report that even a couple of
degrees can cut cooling costs by as much
as 5 percent. Wear lightweight, loose cloth-
ing made from natural fibers.

Keep things cool.
Don’t be tempted to turn off the air condi-
tioning when you leave home. Instead, just
turn it up a few degrees. In addition to cool-
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