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Addiction magazine for Long-Term Healthy Lifestyles of Recovery from addiction, alcoholism and process addictions. Listen to the founder, Andrew T. Martin, describe why Serene Scene Magazine is designed to educate addiction treatment professionals and individuals with addiction and alcoholism in the family system.


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May 2017 Issue

Serene Scene Addiction Magazine May 2017
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INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP THERAPY... TWO ROADS TO THE SAME DESTINATION INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP THERAPY... TWO ROADS TO THE SAME DESTINATION
By Roger P. Watts, Ph.D.

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JOE SCHRANK, MSW, FOUNDER AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF HIGH SOBRIETY INTERVIEWED
THE ROLE OF A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROFESSIONAL THE ROLE OF A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROFESSIONAL
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
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WORKAHOLISM: AS REAL AS IT GETS WORKAHOLISM: AS REAL AS IT GETS
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS

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ENMESHMENT: THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER MIRROR
JOY STEPHENSON-LAWS, J.D. AND FOUNDER OF PROACTIVE HEALTH LABS INTERVIEWED
THE FACE IN THE TREE THE FACE IN THE TREE
By Belle Star, B.S., CMLC, C.HT.

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITION AND RIGIDITY NUTSHELL WISDOM - THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITION AND RIGIDITY
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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12 Step Trek STEP 5 12-STEP TREK
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April 2017 Issue

Serene Scene Addiction Magazine April 2017
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FOURTEEN DYSFUNCTIONAL THOUGHTS THAT CAN KEEP PEOPLE SICK FOURTEEN DYSFUNCTIONAL THOUGHTS THAT CAN KEEP PEOPLE SICK
By Roger P. Watts, Ph.D.

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LORI OSACHY, MSS, LCSW, CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF BODY IMAGE COUNSELING CENTER, AND FOUNDER OF TEXT2BWELL INTERVIEWED
GOOD BY MY FRIEND GOOD BY MY FRIEND
By Gary Stromberg
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HARM REDUCTION MINDSET HARM REDUCTION MINDSET
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS

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YOU DIDN'T CLAP HARD ENOUGH
ROBERT J. MOORE, CCAC, BASC AND MC INTERVIEWED
SITTING OUT THE FIRE SITTING OUT THE FIRE
By Belle Star, B.S., CMLC, C.HT.

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - CONSIDER A NEW DEFINITION FOR WISDOM NUTSHELL WISDOM - CONSIDER A NEW DEFINITION FOR WISDOM
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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12 Step Trek STEP 4 12-STEP TREK
STEP 4
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March 2017 Issue

Serene Scene Addiction Magazine March 2017
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DIFFUSING THE CRAVINGS BOMB IN RECOVERY FROM ADDICTIONS DIFFUSING THE CRAVINGS BOMB IN RECOVERY FROM ADDICTIONS
By Roger P. Watts, Ph.D.

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AUSTIN EUBANKS, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR THE FOUNDRY TREATMENT CENTER INTERVIEWED
A LIFE AND FAMILY SAVED A LIFE AND FAMILY SAVED
By B A Austin, B.A.
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ALIGN WITH YOUR POWER ALIGN WITH YOUR POWER
By Justine Turner, QSCA Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach
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THE H.A.L.T. STOP SIGN THE H.A.L.T. STOP SIGN
By Sheryle Cruse
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DAVID BOWLAND, OWNER OF RELLENNIUM LLC INTERVIEWED
THOUGHTS ON CHILDHOOD ABUSE IN RESPONSE TO A LETTER THOUGHTS ON CHILDHOOD ABUSE IN RESPONSE TO A LETTER
By Belle Star, B.S., CMLC, C.HT.

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - KNOW THE RECIPE FOR MOTIVATION NUTSHELL WISDOM - KNOW THE RECIPE FOR MOTIVATION
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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12 Step Trek STEP 2 12-STEP TREK
STEP 3
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February 2017 Issue

Serene Scene Addiction Magazine February 2017
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EMOTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT IN RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION EMOTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT IN RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION
By Roger P. Watts, Ph.D.

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DEE MCGRAW, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND EVENT SERVICES FOR C4 RECOVERY SOLUTIONS INTERVIEWED
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ITS CONNECTION TO TRAUMA SYMPTOMS SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ITS CONNECTION TO TRAUMA SYMPTOMS
ByCarrie DeJong, MC, RCC
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LEARNING AND GROWING FROM OUR PAST LEARNING AND GROWING FROM OUR PAST
By Allen Berger, Ph.D.
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GIFT OF EMPATHY: BURN OUT, VICARIOUS TRAUMATIZATION AND COMPASSION FATIGUE IN CLINICIANS GIFT OF EMPATHY: BURN OUT, VICARIOUS TRAUMATIZATION AND COMPASSION FATIGUE IN CLINICIANS
By Sulubha (Su) Abhyankar, LCSW
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DON'T BE A BEGGING DOG DON'T BE A BEGGING DOG
By Sheryle Cruse
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GARY FISHER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT CIRQUE LODGE INTERVIEWED
VALENTINE MUSINGS VALENTINE MUSINGS
By Belle Star, B.S., CMLC, C.HT.

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - THERE'S NO "RIGHT WAY" NUTSHELL WISDOM - THERE'S NO "RIGHT WAY"
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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12 Step Trek STEP 2 12-STEP TREK
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January 2017 Issue

Serene Scene Addiction Magazine January 2017
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CELEBRATING SERENITY: A RESEARCH PROJECT ON SPIRITUALITY CELEBRATING SERENITY: A RESEARCH PROJECT ON SPIRITUALITY
By Roger P. Watts, Ph.D.

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KARL MCMILLEN, JR., FOUNDER OF THE MCMILLEN FAMILY FOUNDATION INTERVIEWED
REVISIONING THE ALCOHOLIC MARRIAGE: ENDING DISCORD WITH MYTHOLOGY REVISIONING THE ALCOHOLIC MARRIAGE: ENDING DISCORD WITH MYTHOLOGY
By Kerri Abernathy, LMFT and David Ripley, CADC II
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THE FAMILY RECOVERY SOLUTION (TFRS): DECREASING RELAPSE AND BUILDING RESILIENCY IN RELATIONSHIPS THE FAMILY RECOVERY SOLUTION (TFRS): DECREASING RELAPSE AND BUILDING RESILIENCY IN RELATIONSHIPS
By Jeff Jones, LPC, CACIII
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WHY YOU NEED CARF ACCREDITATION WHY YOU NEED CARF ACCREDITATION
By Tom Sefcik, ACSW, MBA
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WITNESS: THAT EXACT MOMENT WITNESS: THAT EXACT MOMENT
By Sheryle Cruse
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MAX HIRSCH, CO-FOUNDER OF LIVING LIFE IN RECOVERY INTERVIEWED
BORN HOMESICK BORN HOMESICK
By Belle Star, B.S., CMLC, C.HT.

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - SEE THE GREATER POSSIBILITIES AND MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION NUTSHELL WISDOM - SEE THE GREATER POSSIBILITIES AND MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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12 Step Trek STEP 1 12-STEP TREK
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December 2016 Issue

Serene Scene Addiction Magazine December 2016
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ALCOHOLISM RELAPSE SETUPS: BACK DOORS KEPT OPEN ALCOHOLISM RELAPSE SETUPS: BACK DOORS KEPT OPEN
By Roger P. Watts, Ph.D.

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PATTY MCCARTHY METCALF, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FACES AND VOICES OF RECOVERY INTERVIEWED
ADDICTION AND RELAPSE: A "NORMAL, EXPECTED" PART OF RECOVERY? ADDICTION AND RELAPSE: A "NORMAL, EXPECTED" PART OF RECOVERY?
By Candace Plattor, M.A.
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RECOGNITION OF TRANSFORMATION RECOGNITION OF TRANSFORMATION
By Larry Smith, LAADC
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SPIRITUAL CARE: THE MISSING PIECE IN ADDICTION TREATMENT? SPIRITUAL CARE: THE MISSING PIECE IN ADDICTION TREATMENT?
By Grag Bohall, Psy.D., C.R.C., MAC, ICADC, CADC-II
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TINY TIM'S CRUTCH TINY TIM'S CRUTCH
By Sheryle Cruse
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CHRIS BUDNICK, MSW, LCSW - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT HEALING TRANSITIONS INTERNATIONAL INTERVIEWED
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS
By Belle Star, B.S., CMLC, C.HT.

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - ALWAYS WORK FROM THE INSIDE OUT NUTSHELL WISDOM - ALWAYS WORK FROM THE INSIDE OUT
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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FROM THE HEART: BRITTANY BASS FROM THE HEART: BRITTANY BASS
By Heartwater

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12 Step Trek STEP 12 12-STEP TREK
STEP 12
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November 2016 Issue

Serene Scene Addiction Magazine November 2016
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ALCOHOLISM RELAPSE PART 2: MANAGING HIGH RISK SITUATIONS ALCOHOLISM RELAPSE PART 2: MANAGING HIGH RISK SITUATIONS
By Roger P. Watts, Ph.D.

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JAMES W. HOOD, CEO OF FACING ADDICTION INTERVIEWED
THE COUPLE RECOVERY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH: A RATIONAL APPROACH TO ADDICTION TREATMENT THE COUPLE RECOVERY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH: A RATIONAL APPROACH TO ADDICTION TREATMENT
By Robert Navarra, Psy.D., M.F.T., M.A.C.
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MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF THY PEACE MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF THY PEACE
By Larry Smith, LAADC
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THE TURBULENT MARRIAGE BETWEEN FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM THE TURBULENT MARRIAGE BETWEEN FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
By Grag Bohall, Psy.D., C.R.C., MAC, ICADC, CADC-II
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ADDICTION: THE DISOLVING COTTON CANDY ADDICTION: THE DISSOLVING COTTON CANDY
By Sheryle Cruse
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HARRY HAROUTUNIAN, M.D. INTERVIEWED
MAY I SIT WITH YOU: A SIMPLE APPROACH TO MEDITATION MAY I SIT WITH YOU: A SIMPLE APPROACH TO MEDITATION
By Tom Catton

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - DO WELL EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL BAD NUTSHELL WISDOM - DO WELL EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL BAD
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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12 Step Trek STEP 11 12-STEP TREK
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October 2016 Issue

Serene Scene Addiction Magazine October 2016
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ALCOHOLISM RELAPSE PART 1: HIGH RISK SITUATIONS ALCOHOLISM RELAPSE PART 1: HIGH RISK SITUATIONS
By Roger P. Watts, Ph.D.

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MICHAEL DADASHI, FOUNDER AND CEO OF INFINITE RECOVERY INTERVIEWED
COUNSELING CODEPENDENCY AND RESILIENCE COUNSELING CODEPENDENCY AND RESILIENCE
By Mary Crocker Cok, D.Min., LMFT, LAADC, CADC II
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MERGING WITH THE MIND OF GOD: JUST FOR TODAY MERGING WITH THE MIND OF GOD: JUST FOR TODAY
By Larry Smith, LAADC
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A HELP ME EXORCISM A HELP ME EXORCISM
By Sheryle Cruse
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THOM RUTLEDGE, LCSW INTERVIEWED
THE SHADOW SIDE OF CAREGIVING THE SHADOW SIDE OF CAREGIVING
By Belle Star, B.S., C.M.T.C., C.HT.

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - SPEND YOUR ENERGY WISELY NUTSHELL WISDOM - SPEND YOUR ENERGY WISELY
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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FROM THE HEART: KYLE INFANTE FROM THE HEART: KYLE INFANTE
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12 Step Trek STEP 9 12-STEP TREK
STEP 10
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September 2016 Issue

Serene Scene September 2016
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ADDICTION RELAPSE AND STINKING THINKING ADDICTION RELAPSE AND STINKING THINKING
By Roger P. Watts, Ph.D.

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AMBER TOZER, AUTHOR AND COMEDIAN INTERVIEWED
THE MINDFULNESS AND EMDR PATHWAY THE MINDFULNESS AND EMDR PATHWAY
By Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS and
Stephen Dansiger, Psy.D., LMFT
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THE FOUR LEVELS OF TRANSFORMATION THE FOUR LEVELS OF TRANSFORMATION
By Larry Smith, LAADC
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EVERYONE STARTS SOMEWHERE EVERYONE STARTS SOMEWHERE
By Sheryle Cruse
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DAN GRIFFIN, M.A. INTERVIEWED
WISE CARING: BEYOND CODEPENDENCY WISE CARING: BEYOND CODEPENDENCY
By Judy Varuz, M.A., CADC II

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - USE COMPASSION AND CONFRONTATION TOGETHER NUTSHELL WISDOM - USE COMPASSION AND CONFRONTATION TOGETHER
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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FROM THE HEART: EAGLE SCOUT, PATOR, OVERCOMER: MONTY'S STORY FROM THE HEART: EAGLE SCOUT, PATOR, OVERCOMER: MONTY'S STORY
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12 Step Trek STEP 9 12-STEP TREK
STEP 9
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August 2016 Issue

Serene Scene August 2016
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OUTPATIENT TREATMENT & RECOVERY MANAGEMENT: LONG-TERM SUPPORT AND MONITORING OF SUD RECOVERY OUTPATIENT TREATMENT & RECOVERY MANAGEMENT: LONG-TERM SUPPORT AND MONITORING OF SUD RECOVERY
By David Lisonbee

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DR. MARK GALANTER, M.D. INTERVIEWED
SECRETS SECRETS
By Belle Star, B.S., CMLC, C.HT.
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THE JOY OF ATONEMENT, REPARATIONS AND FORGIVENESS THE JOY OF ATONEMENT, REPARATIONS AND FORGIVENESS
By Larry Smith, LAADC
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HIDING BEHIND THE PANDA HIDING BEHIND THE PANDA
By Sheryle Cruse
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CAROL TEITELBAUM, MFT INTERVIEWED
ATTITUDES AND BEST PRACTICES IN CULTIVATING A SOLID AND EFFECTIVE CLINICAL TEAM ATTITUDES AND BEST PRACTICES IN CULTIVATING A SOLID AND EFFECTIVE CLINICAL TEAM
By Rob DeClark, MSW

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - ASK YOURSELF GOOD QUESTIONS NUTSHELL WISDOM - ASK YOURSELF GOOD QUESTIONS
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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FROM THE HEART: HEARTWATER'S FOUNDER FROM THE HEART: HEARTWATER'S FOUNDER
By HeartWater

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12 Step Trek STEP 8 12-STEP TREK
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By Serene Recovery Network

July 2016 Issue

Serene Scene July 2016
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EMOTIONAL SOBRIETY: THE NEXT STEP IN OUR RECOVERY EMOTIONAL SOBRIETY: THE NEXT STEP IN OUR RECOVERY
By Allen Berger, Ph.D.

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RANDY BOYD, CADC I, CERTIFIED LIFE COACH, AND AUTHOR INTERVIEWED
ADDRESSING A PERSON'S FEARS IN ADDITION TO THEIR ADDICTION ADDRESSING A PERSON'S FEARS IN ADDITION TO THEIR ADDICTION
By Stan Popovich
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EMPOWERMENT THROUGH VULNERABILITY EMPOWERMENT THROUGH VULNERABILITY
By Larry Smith, LAADC
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(THE DISTRACTION DRAGON) CONFRONTING YOUR LOG RIDE (THE DISTRACTION DRAGON) CONFRONTING YOUR LOG RIDE
By Sheryle Cruse
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M. DAVID MEAGHER, J.D. INTERVIEWED
ADVERSITY IN RECOVERY ADVERSITY IN RECOVERY
By Richard Anderson

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - BEWARE OF THE VALUE SPLIT NUTSHELL WISDOM - BEWARE OF THE VALUE SPLIT
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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12 Step Trek STEP 7 12-STEP TREK
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June 2016 Issue

Serene Scene June 2016
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THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY CANNOT CONTINUE TO IGNORE MEDICINAL CANNABIS THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY CANNOT CONTINUE TO IGNORE MEDICINAL CANNABIS
By Robert T. Hoban, Esq.

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TRACEY COSCIANO, AUTHOR OF OUT OF THE DARKROOM, INTO THE LIGHT: A STORY OF FAITH AND FORGIVENESS AFTER CHILD ABUSE INTERVIEWED
6 TIPS ON HOW TO CONVINCE AN ADDICT TO GET HELP 6 TIPS ON HOW TO CONVINCE AN ADDICT TO GET HELP
By Stan Popovich
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ENTIRELY READY FOR CHANGE ENTIRELY READY FOR CHANGE
By Larry Smith, LAADC
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FEAR, FATHER, POTATO, PO-TAH-TO? FEAR, FATHER, POTATO, PO-TAH-TO?
By Sheryle Cruse
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TOM HORVATH, PhD, FOUNDER OF PRACTICAL RECOVERY AND PRESIDENT OF SMART RECOVERY INTERVIEWED
ART THERAPY IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT ART THERAPY IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
By Rosanne Landes

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - THERE IS SUCH A THING AS HUMBLE PIE NUTSHELL WISDOM - THERE IS SUCH A THING AS HUMBLE PIE
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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REAL RECOVERY REAL RECOVERY
By Ted F.

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12 Step Trek STEP 6 12-STEP TREK
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May 2016 Issue

Serene Scene May 2016
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COPING COPING
By Peter Przkop, D.O., Ph.D.

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CHARLES HANNA, CHAIRMAN, CEO AND FOUNDER OF BRAINS II INTERVIEWED
TREASURE YOU SHADOW SELF TREASURE YOU SHADOW SELF
By Marcia Ullett, M.A., LMFT, CPC
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RISING ABOVE EGO-DRIVEN SHAME RISING ABOVE EGO-DRIVEN SHAME
By Larry Smith, CAS III
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VENUS: ARMED WITH WHAT? VENUS: ARMED WITH WHAT?
By Sheryle Cruse
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TOM MCCALL INTERVIEWED
PREGANANCY AND THE LONG-TERM IMPACT OF ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREGANANCY AND THE LONG-TERM IMPACT OF ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
By Rosanne Landes

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - PERFECTIONISM IS ABOUT SELF-CRITICISM, NOT ABOUT SUCCESS NUTSHELL WISDOM - PERFECTIONISM IS ABOUT
SELF-CRITICISM, NOT ABOUT SUCCESS

By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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A JUMPSTART INTO RECOVERY A JUMPSTART INTO RECOVERY
By Rev. Leo B.

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12 Step Trek STEP 5 12-STEP TREK
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By Serene Recovery Network

April 2016 Issue

Serene Scene April 2016
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PROTECTING CHILDREN: WHY OPIOID REPLACEMENT THERAPY PUTS KIDS IN DANGER PROTECTING CHILDREN: WHY OPIOID REPLACEMENT THERAPY PUTS KIDS IN DANGER
By Richard Taite

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BRITTON AREY, M.D. FOUNDER OF SOUTH COAST PSYCHIATRY INTERVIEWED
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM REALLY WORK? HOW DOES THE PROGRAM REALLY WORK?
By Herb Kaighan
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GETTING REAL BY FACING REALITY GETTING REAL BY FACING REALITY
By Larry Smith, CAS III
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GILDA OR RITA: WHO ARE YOU? GILDA OR RITA: WHO ARE YOU?
By Sheryle Cruse
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ALLEN BERGER, PH.D INTERVIEWED
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU'RE CHOOSING A QUALITY SOBER LIVING HOME? HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU'RE CHOOSING A QUALITY SOBER LIVING HOME?
By Rosanne Landes

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - FORGET ABOUT CONTROL NUTSHELL WISDOM - FORGET ABOUT CONTROL
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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THE MOMENT THE MOMENT
By Rev. Leo B.

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12 Step Trek STEP 4 12-STEP TREK
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By Serene Recovery Network

March 2016 Issue

Serene Scene March 2016
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PRACTICING STEP 11 PRACTICING STEP 11
By Tom Catton

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ROSE HEART, FOUNDER OF ORGANIC INFUSIONS INTERVIEWED
WHEN DID AA MEETINGS BECOME THE AA PROGRAM? WHEN DID AA MEETINGS BECOME THE AA PROGRAM?
By Herb Kaighan
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THE CONSCIOUS DECISION TO HAVE FAITH THE CONSCIOUS DECISION TO HAVE FAITH
By Larry Smith, CAS III
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RESPONSIVE TO CHANGE? RESPONSIVE TO CHANGE?
By Sheryle Cruse
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JOHN AMODEO, PH.D. AND LMFT INTERVIEWED
WILL THE SURGE OF OPIATE USERS IN SUBURBIA LEAD TO CHANGES IN THE DRUG POLICY? WILL THE SURGE OF OPIATE USERS IN SUBURBIA LEAD TO CHANGES IN THE DRUG POLICY?
By Sabra Kay

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - WHAT HORACE NEEDS (7 STEPS TO GETTING UNSTUCK) NUTSHELL WISDOM - WHAT HORACE NEEDS (7 STEPS TO GETTING UNSTUCK)
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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THE BEST WAY I CAN DESCRIBE IT THE BEST WAY I CAN DESCRIBE IT
By Nick M.

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12 Step Trek STEP 3 12-STEP TREK
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By Serene Recovery Network

February 2016 Issue

Serene Scene February 2016
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ASLEEP, DREAMING WE ARE AWAKE ASLEEP, DREAMING WE ARE AWAKE
By Herb Kaighan

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MARK BAUMGARTNER, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES AT BETTY FORD CENTER INTERVIEWED
QUITTING SMOKING IN ADDICTION RECOVERY: A GOOD IDEA OR NOT? QUITTING SMOKING IN ADDICTION RECOVERY: A GOOD IDEA OR NOT?
By Lee Weber
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HOPE - THE BRIDGE BETWEEN SURRENDER AND FAITH HOPE - THE BRIDGE BETWEEN SURRENDER AND FAITH
By Larry Smith, CAS III
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TYPE TYPE
By Sheryle Cruse
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REBECCA COOPER, FOUNDER OF REBECCA'S HOUSE EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM INTERVIEWED
LIVING FROM OUR ESSENCE LIVING FROM OUR ESSENCE
By Paul David Walker

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM FEAR NUTSHELL WISDOM - DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM FEAR
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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MY NAME IS MICHAEL MY NAME IS MICHAEL
By Michael P.

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12 Step Trek STEP 2 12-STEP TREK
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By Serene Recovery Network

January 2016 Issue

Serene Scene January 2016
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Addiction, Pain and Inflammation ADDICTION, PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
By Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., DLFAPA

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MISTI B. AUTHOR OF "IF YOU LEAVE ME, CAN I COME WITH YOU" INTERVIEWED
LETTING GO OF PAIN AND GROWING COMPASSION LETTING GO OF PAIN AND GROWING COMPASSION
By Maggie Harmon
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TAKING THE FIRST STEP: THE TRANSFORMATION BEGINS HERE AND NOW TAKING THE FIRST STEP: THE TRANSFORMATION BEGINS HERE AND NOW
By Larry Smith, CAS III
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CHANGE BACK CHANGE BACK
By Sheryle Cruse
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HOW TO REALLY SEE THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM DURING THE HOLIDAYS HOW TO REALLY SEE THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM DURING THE HOLIDAYS
By Tony Bevacqua

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NUTSHELL WISDOM - A CONFRONTATION NUTSHELL WISDOM - A CONFRONTATION
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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RITUAL AND RECOVERY RITUAL AND RECOVERY
By Jim C.

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12 Step Trek STEP 1 12-STEP TREK
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By Serene Recovery Network

December 2015 Issue

Serene Scene December 2015
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clean and sober without god but wait NEGATIVE VS. POSITIVE MOTIVATION IN ADDICTION RECOVERY
By Abbeycare

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dr lynn webster of pra health services interviewed by andrew martin
FILLING YOUR BUCKET GIVING YOURSELF THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO THRIVE FILLING YOUR BUCKET: GIVING YOURSELF THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO THRIVE
By Maggie Harmon
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RECLAIMING THE HIJACKED BRAIN RECLAIMING THE HIJACKED BRAIN
By Larry Smith, CAS III
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THE PROBLEM WITH ETHEREAL THE PROBLEM WITH ETHEREAL
By Sheryle Cruse
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NUTSHELL WISDOM - TAKE A RISK TODAY NUTSHELL WISDOM - TAKE A RISK TODAY
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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SWINGING BETWEEN EXTREMES - THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCE IN RECOVERY SWINGING BETWEEN EXTREMES: THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCE IN RECOVERY
By Jenni S.

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12 Step Trek STEP 12 12-STEP TREK
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November 2015 Issue

Serene Scene November  2015
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clean and sober without god but wait CLEAN AND SOBER WITHOUT GOD... BUT WAIT
By Rene Eram

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richie supa of recovery unplugged interviewed by andrew martin
getting through the holidays and creating room for joy GETTING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS AND CREATING ROOM FOR JOY
By Maggie Harmon
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the secrets of resilient aging THE SECRETS OF RESILIENT AGING
By Stephen Sideroff, Ph.D.
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on being visitor friendly ON BEING VISITOR FRIENDLY
By Sheryle Cruse
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NUTSHELL WISDOM - we are all on a road trip NUTSHELL WISDOM - WE ARE ALL ON A ROAD TRIP
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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one mans story ONE MAN'S STORY
By Jason L.

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12 Step Trek STEP 10 12-STEP TREK
STEP 11
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October 2015 Issue

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were you a swan raised by ducks WERE YOU A SWAN RAISED BY DUCKS?
By Belle Star, B.S., CMLC, C.H.T.

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BEAU MANN FOUNDER OF SOBER GRID INTERVIEWED BY ANDREW MARTIN
FORGIVENESS FORGIVENESS
By Marcia Ullett, M.A., LMFT, CPC
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HOW TO TELL WHETHER AA OR PSYCOTHERAPY ARE RIGHT FOR YOU HOW TO TELL WHETHER AA OR PSYCOTHERAPY ARE RIGHT FOR YOU
By Richard Taite, Founder and CEO of Cliffside Malibu
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BEYOND THE MASK BEYOND THE MASK
By Sheryle Cruse
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NUTSHELL WISDOM - CHOOSE YOUR PERSONAL MOTTO NUTSHELL WISDOM - CHOOSE YOUR PERSONAL MOTTO
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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GOD AS WE UNDERSTOOD HIM GOD AS WE UNDERSTOOD HIM
By James R.

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12 Step Trek STEP 10 12-STEP TREK
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By Serene Recovery Network

September 2015 Issue

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the joy of atonement reparation and forgiveness steps 8 and 9 part two THE JOY OF ATONEMENT, REPARATIONS AND FORGIVENESS: STEPS 8 & 9, PART TWO
By Larry Smith, CAS III

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Judith Orloff, M.D. interviewed by Andrew Martin
Addiction and Recovery: What Addicts Really Need ADDICTION AND RECOVERY: WHAT DO ADDICTS REALLY NEED?
By Candace Plattor, M.A.
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HOW TO HELP AN EMPLOYEE WITH AN ADDICTION HOW TO HELP AN EMPLOYEE WITH AN ADDICTION
By Andrew T. Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
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MY BEST ENEMY MY BEST ENEMY
By Sheryle Cruse
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NUTSHELL WISDOM - STAND UP TO YOUR WORRY NUTSHELL WISDOM - STAND UP TO YOUR WORRY
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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AN ALCOHOLIC AND AN ADDICT AN ALCOHOLIC AND AN ADDICT
By Richard M.

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12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
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August 2015 Issue

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the joy of atonement reparation and forgiveness steps 8 and 9 part one THE JOY OF ATONEMENT, REPARATIONS AND FORGIVENESS: STEPS 8 & 9, PART ONE
By Larry Smith, CAS III

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Gary Mendell founder of Shatterproof interviewed by Andrew Martin
IS IT A REASON OR AN EXCUSE - MAINTAINING YOUR SELF-RESPECT IN THE FACE OF LIFES CHALLENGES IS IT A REASON OR AN EXCUSE - MAINTAINING YOUR SELF-RESPECT IN THE FACE OF LIFES CHALLENGES
By Candace Plattor, M.A.
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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ADDICTS IN RECOVERY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ADDICTS IN RECOVERY
By Lee Weber AND Bojan Zdravevski
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NARCISSUS - FALLING INTO THE IMAGE NARCISSUS (FALLING INTO THE IMAGE)
By Sheryle Cruse
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NUTSHELL WISDOM- MINDING YOUR QUESTION NUTSHELL WISDOM: MINDING YOUR QUESTION
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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MEMORIES OF A LIFE FORGOTTEN MEMORIES OF A LIFE FORGOTTEN
By Douglas A.

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12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
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July 2015 Issue

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empowerment through vulnerability EMPOWERMENT THROUGH VULNERABILITY
By Larry Smith, CAS III

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better patient care within a balanced organization by andrew martin
THE FAILING STIGMA AND TREATMENT OF MENTAL ILLNESS THE FAILING STIGMA AND TREATMENT OF MENTAL ILLNESS
By P.D. Alleva, MSW
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THE SECRET OF SELF-RESPECT: WE TEACH OTHER PEOPLE HOW TO TREAT US THE SECRET OF SELF-RESPECT: WE TEACH OTHER PEOPLE HOW TO TREAT US
By Candace Plattor, M.A.
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JOBS AND THE JOB MARKET... FOR ADDICTS IN RECOVERY JOBS AND THE JOB MARKET... FOR ADDICTS IN RECOVERY
By Bojan Zdravevski and Lee Weber
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HIS MASTER'S VOICE HIS MASTER'S VOICE
By Sheryle Cruse
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NUTSHELL WISDOM: CONVERSATION WITH A NON-BELIEVER NUTSHELL WISDOM: CONVERSATION WITH A NON-BELIEVER
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

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FINDING A LIFE I NEVER KNEW I WANTED - A JOURNEY TO RECOVERY FINDING A LIFE I NEVER KNEW I WANTED - A JOURNEY TO RECOVERY
By David S.

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12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 7
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June 2015 Issue

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Can our addiction treatment industry withstand a fearless and moral inventory of our business practices? CAN OUR ADDICTION TREATMENT INDUSTRY WITHSTAND A "FEARLESS AND MORAL INVENTORY" OF OUR BUSINESS PRACTICES?
By M. David "Mick" Meagher, Esq.
Interview of William Jacyk M.D. by Andrew Martin
LIFE IN BALANCE: MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT LIFE IN BALANCE: MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT
By Marcia Ullett, M.A., LMFT, CPC
WHAT IF ADDICTION ISNT REALLY A DISEASE? WHAT IF ADDICTION ISN'T REALLY A DISEASE?
By Candace Plattor, M.A.
THE BIOCHEMICAL ROOTS OF ADDICTION THE BIOCHEMICAL ROOTS OF ADDICTION
By Hyla Cass, M.D.
NOT ALL SURPRISES ARE BAD NOT ALL SURPRISES ARE BAD
By Sheryle Cruse
NUTSHELL WISDOM: MOVE FROM CAN'T TO WON'T NUTSHELL WISDOM: MOVE FROM CAN'T TO WON'T
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW
A STORY FROM ONE ALCOHOLIC TO ANOTHER A STORY FROM ONE ALCOHOLIC TO ANOTHER
By Alice T..
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 6
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April 2015 Issue

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The Shame of Two Alcoholic Brothers THE SHAME OF TWO ALCOHOLIC BROTHERS
By Colleen Gardner
Interview of Damon Raskin by Andrew Martin
THE CONSCIOUS DECISION TO HAVE FAITH THE CONSCIOUS DECISION TO HAVE FAITH
By Larry Smith, CAS III
ATTACHMENT OR AUTHENTICITY: WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? ATTACHMENT OR AUTHENTICITY: WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
By Candace Plattor, M.A.
WHAT IS AN ADDICTIVE PERSONALITY? WHAT IS AN ADDICTIVE PERSONALITY?
By Tricia Nelson
HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS! HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS!
By Sheryle Cruse
NUTSHELL WISDOM: BENEVOLENT TIRADE NUTSHELL WISDOM: BENEVOLENT TIRADE
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW
SPONSORSHIP: THE KEY TO MY SOBRIETY SPONSORSHIP: THE KEY TO MY SOBRIETY
By Alan M.
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 4
By Serene Recovery Network

March 2015 Issue

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Addiction & Depression ADDICTION & DEPRESSION
By Rene Eram
AL J MOONEY OF WILLINGWAY HOSPITAL INTERVIEWED BY ANDREW T MARTIN
HOPE THE BRIDGE BETWEEN SURRENDER AND FAITH HOPE - THE BRIDGE BETWEEN SURRENDER AND FAITH
By Larry Smith, CAS III
Family Personlaity Brain Chemisty and Addiction CHOOSING A TREATMENT CENTER
By Mitchell E. Wallick, Ph.D., CAP, CAGC, FABFCE
Tales of the Shaman TALES OF THE SHAMAN
By Stuart Bassman, Ed.D.
shame on you SHAME ON YOU!
By Sheryle Cruse
my way or the highway a group mitivational exercise "MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY:" A GROUP MOTIVATIONAL EXERCISE
By George DuWors, LCSW
one sick cookie how I learnder to stop eating my feelings ONE SICK COOKIE: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP EATING MY FEELINGS
By Linda Z.
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 3
By Serene Recovery Network

February 2015 Issue

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Addiction ADDICTION
By Rene Eram
AL J MOONEY OF WILLINGWAY HOSPITAL INTERVIEWED BY ANDREW T MARTIN
Taking the First Step The Transformation Begins Here and Now TAKING THE FIRST STEP: THE TRANSFORMATION BEGINS HERE AND NOW
By Larry Smith, CAS III
Family Personlaity Brain Chemisty and Addiction FAMILY, PERSONALITY, BRAIN CHEMISTRY, AND ADDICTION
By Dr. Michael J DeVito, D.C., DACACD
Taking Care of Yourself in Balance TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF IN BALANCE
By Michele Downey, RN, MAC, LMFT, Master Life Coach
Craving CRAVING
By Sheryle Cruse
Taling About Addiction In Recovery TALKING ABOUT ADDICTION IN RECOVERY
By Lee Weber
Getting Past Addiction GETTING PAST ADDICTION
By Christine W.
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 2
By Serene Recovery Network

January 2015 Issue

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A RELAPSE ADN RELAPSE PREVENTION STORY A RELAPSE AND RELAPSE PREVENTION STORY
By David Lisonbee
Constance Scharff interview
MATRIX MODEL AND MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT MATRIX MODEL AND MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT
By Michael McCann, M.A.
TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT ALCOHOLISM TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT ALCOHOLISM
By Carolyn Hannan Bell, M.S., L.P.C.
FROM FANTASY TO REALITY ON VALENTINES DAY FROM FANTASY TO REALITY ON VALENTINE'S DAY
By Candace Plattor, M.A.
SELF-SABOTAGE RETURN TO THE VOMIT SELF-SABOTAGE: RETURN TO THE VOMIT
By Sheryle Cruse
RUNNING AWAY FROM LIFE RUNNING AWAY FROM LIFE
By Maggie Harmon
GENTLE AND KIND WORDS GENTLE AND KIND WORDS
By Henrietta W.
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 1
By Serene Recovery Network

December 2014 Issue

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Handling the Holiday Blues HANDLING THE HOLIDAY BLUES
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
Toby Spiegel California Southern University
Recovery and a Life of Prupose RECOVERY AND A LIFE OF PURPOSE
By Marcia Ullett, MA, LMFT, CPC
Dealing with Our Losses DEALING WITH OUR LOSSES
By David J. Powell, Ph.D.
Taming the Perfectionist Within TAMING THE PERFECTIONIST WITHIN
By Stacie Cox, LCSW, CADC II, LADAC, CAC, CHt
The Snail on a Turtle Thing About Glory THE "SNAIL ON A TURTLE THING" ABOUT GLORY
By Sheryle Cruse
The Perfect Gift for Everyone? THE PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE?
By Maggie Harmon
Surrender to Win SURRENDER TO WIN
By Christopher S.
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 11
By Serene Recovery Network

November 2014 Issue

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EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS, PART 7 EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS, PART 7
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
INTERVIEW WITHTOM HORVATH, PH.D. FROM PRACTICAL RECOVERY
THE PROBLEM WITH THE "THEY'RE JUST ADDICTS" MENTALITY THE PROBLEM WITH THE "THEY'RE JUST ADDICTS" MENTALITY
By Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
HOW AA PREVENTS TWO KINDS OF RELAPSE HOW AA PREVENTS TWO KINDS OF RELAPSE
By George DuWors, MSW, LCSW, BCD
HOW TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS WHEN YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS AN ADDICTION HOW TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS WHEN YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS AN ADDICTION
By Candace Plattor, M.A.
LEFTOVERS LEFTOVERS
By Sheryle Cruse
ADDRESSING SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER... ADDRESSING SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER...
IN RECOVERY

By Lee Weber
CRACK PILOT CRACK PILOT
By Larry S.
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 10
By Serene Recovery Network

October 2014 Issue

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Effective Time Management for High Achievers Part 5 EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS, PART 6
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
Mick Meagher Interview by Andrew Martin
Meditation Its Not What You Think it Is MEDITATION - IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS
By Maria Gray, M.A., M.Ed., MFT Registered Intern
Military Veterans and Families Addiction and Treatment MILITARY, VETERANS, AND FAMILIES: ADDICTION & TREATMENT
By Mark Mitchell,LMFT
People Who Cant Stand Self Indulgence in Others But Often Forgive it in Themselves PEOPLE WHO CAN'T STAND SELF INDULGENCE IN OTHERS, BUT OFTEN FORGIVE IT IN THEMSELVES
By Charles Rubin
Horror Story HORROR STORY
By Sheryle Cruse
The Road to Self Discovery and Self Recovery THE ROAD TO SELF DISCOVERY AND SELF RECOVERY
By Bradley Q..
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 9
By Serene Recovery Network

September 2014 Issue

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Effective Time Management for High Achievers Part 4 EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS, PART 4
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
Dan Griffin Interview by Andrew Martin
It Happens to Boys Too IT HAPPEN TO BOYS, TOO
By Carol Teitelbaum, LMFT
New Understandings of Attachments Role in Addiction NEW UNDERSTANDINGS OF ATTACHMENT'S ROLE IN ADDICTION
By Thomas Hedlund, LMFT
I Know Im Enabling But I KNOW I'M ENABLING BUT... - RECOVERING FROM ADDICTION IN THE FAMILY
By Candace Plattor, M.A.
Learning the Food Fight LEARNING THE FOOD FIGHT
By Sheryle Cruse
The Kindred Spirit of the Terminally Unique THE KINDRED SPIRIT OF THE TERMINALLY UNIQUE
By Pam P.
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 8
By Serene Recovery Network

August 2014 Issue

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Effective Time Management for the High Achiever Part 3 EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS, PART 3
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
Constance Scharff PhD Interview
How to Help a Family Member With a Drug or Alcohol Problem HOW TO HELP A FAMILY MEMBER WITH A DRUG OR ALCOHOL PROBLEM
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
The Unbelief Challenge THE UNBELIEF CHALLENGE
By Sheryle Cruse
The FBI Intervened THE FBI INTERVENED
By Mike P.
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 7

By Serene Recovery Network

July 2014 Issue

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Effective Time Management for High Achievers Part 2 EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS, PART 2
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
Ross Remien Interview by Andrew Martin July 2014
Focusing A Path Toward Emotional Sobriety and Fulfilling Relationships with Ourselves and Others FOCUSING: A PATH TOWARD EMOTIONAL SOBRIETY AND FULFILLING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OURSELVES AND OTHERS
By John Amodeo, Ph.D. and Laury Rappaport, Ph.D.
The Amusement Factor THE AMUSEMENT FACTOR
By Sheryle Cruse
Long Term Recovery is Key to this Story NO LONGER LONELY
By Lisa M..
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
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June 2014 Issue

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Effective Time Management for High Achievers Part 1 EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS, PART 1
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
Pete Nielsen Interview by Andrew Martin June 2014
Treasure Your Mistakes TREASURE YOUR MISTAKES
By Marcia Ullett, MA. LMFT, CPC
My Entire Life MY ENTIRE LIFE (THE IN-PROCESS-NESS OF RECOVERY)
By Sheryle Cruse
Long Term Recovery is Key to this Story LONG TERM RECOVERY IS KEY TO THIS STORY
By Jane K.
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
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May 2014 Issue

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Forcing the Addict to Get Help FORCING THE ADDICT TO GET HELP
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
Phillip Seymour Hoffmans Lessons and Legacy PHILLIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN'S LESSONS & LEGACY: A RECOVERY PERSPECTIVE
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW
Healthy Early Recovery HEALTHY EARLY RECOVERY PROGRAM
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
Years of Pain YEARS OF PAIN
By Jay Kolo
I Want That I WANT THAT
By Sheryle Cruse
I Gave the Eulogy at My Dads Wake I GAVE THE EULOGY AT MY DAD'S WAKE
By Paul H..
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
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April 2014 Issue

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Happiness in an Unhappy Life Stage HAPPINESS IN AN UNHAPPY LIFE STAGE
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS
Shame Part 2 SHAME, Part 2
By Gary Yontef, Ph.D.
Interview with Bobbi Tschirgi House of Hope Foundation INTERVIEW WITH BOBBI TSCHIRGI,
HOUSE OF HOPE FOUNDATION

By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS

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Forgiveness is a Process not an Event FORGIVENESS IS A PROCESS NOT AN EVENT
By Herb Kaighan
Searching SEARCHING
By Jay Kolo
Good Meal or Bad Meal GOOD MEAL OR BAD MEAL
By Sheryle Cruse
No Reason No Purpose NO REASON, NO PURPOSE
By Michael E.
12 Step Trek 12-STEP TREK
STEP 4

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March 2014 Issue

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CHALLENGES OF TRANSITIONING
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS

SHAME, Part 1
By Gary Yontef, Ph.D.

INTERVIEW WITH MOE GELBART, Ph.D.,
THELMA McMILLEN CENTER, GELBART & ASSOCIATES
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS

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ABANDONMENT
By Jay Kolo

I HAD NO IDEA
By Sheryle Cruse

HAPPY DESTINY
By John B.

12-STEP TREK
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By Serene Recovery Network

ADVERTISE

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January 2014 Issue

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GRANDPARENTS DEALING WITH A GRANDCHILD'S ADDICTION
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS

QUIETING THE HUNGRY GHOST
By Richard Fields, Ph.D.

ROMAN
By Jay Kolo

SPELLING BELIEVE
By Sheryle Cruse

MY PLAN OF RE-ENTRY
By Wayne D.

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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December 2013 Issue

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TAKING CARE OF MY SIDE OF THE STREET
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS

THE JOY OF ATONEMENT, REPARATIONS & FORGIVENESS
By Larry Smith, CAS II

HANDLING THE HOLIDAY BLUES
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS

INTERVIEW WITH JERRY McDONALD,
BETTY FORD CENTER, BEACON HOUSE
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS

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LIFE HAPPENS
By Jay Kolo

GIVEN TO APPETITE
By Sheryle Cruse

FAITH IN - FEAR OUT
By Linda C.

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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November 2013 Issue

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RECOVERY INVESTMENT - A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS

STEP SEVEN TO TRANSFORMATION
By Larry Smith, CAS II

RECOVERING FROM CODEPENDENCY: THE TRUTH ABOUT PEOPLE PLEASING
By Candace Plattor, M.A.

INTERVIEW WITH JEFF CHRISTENSEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SOBER LIVING NETWORK
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP, CA-CCS

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NEW SOLUTIONS
By Jay Kolo

PROHIBITION VERSUS THE HOLIDAYS
By Sheryle Cruse

ONE SICK COOKIE... HOW I LEARNED TO STOP EATING MY FEELINGS
By Linda Z.

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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October 2013 Issue

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CRITICAL COMPONENTS OF ADDICTION RECOVERY
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

STEP SIX TO TRANSFORMATION
By Larry Smith, CAS II

LEAD WITH YOUR HEART
By Marcia Ullett, MA, LMFT, CPC

COURAGE
By Jay Kolo

PRACTICING STEP ELEVEN
By Tom Catton

GETTING PAST ADDICTION
By Christine W.

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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September 2013 Issue

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SPIRITUAL INVESTMENT
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

MARCO POLO
By Sheryle Cruse

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

RELAPSE
By Jay Kolo

INTERVIEW WITH APRIL WILSON OF PROTOTYPES
By Ted Dunn

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RISING ABOVE EGO DRIVEN SHAME
By Larry Smith, CAS II

KEEPING ADDICTION IN IT'S PLACE
By Dr. Deb Laino

GENTLE AND KIND WORDS
By Henrietta W.

August 2013 Issue

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PATIENCE AND ACCEPTANCE IN EARLY RECOVERY
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

THE RACE IS NOT FOR THE SWIFT
By Sheryle Cruse

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

ACCEPTANCE
By Jay Kolo

DROWNING IN A SEA OF KNOWLEDGE: PREVENTING RELAPSE
By Michele Downey, LMFT, RN

"GETTING REAL" BY FACING REALITY
By Larry Smith, CAS II

LIFE BEGINS AT THE END OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE: RECOVERY FROM ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS
By Candace Plattor, M.A.

STAGE III RECOVERY: REALIZING OUR TRUE POTENTIAL
By Allen Berger, Ph.D.

FAITH IN-FEAR OUT
By Linda C., Cary, NC

July 2013 Issue

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ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

HOW TO HAVE A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPIN RECOVERY FROM COMPULSIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR
By Dr. Deblar Laino, HHS, M.Ed.

THE ADDICT'S DEFIANCE: FRIEND OR FOE?
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

THE CONSCIOUS DECISION TO HAVE FAITH
By Larry Smith, CAS II

TINKER, TAILOR, SPONSOR, SAVIOR?
By Ted Dunn

AN INDEPENDENCE ISSUE
By Sheryle Cruse

RECOVERY
By Jay Kolo

June 2013 Issue

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UNDERSTANDING LOSS
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

INTERVIEW WITH DR. JONATHON REITMAN
By Ted Dunn
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FIVE STAGES TO THE FIRST STEP
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

SEX ADDICTION: LEGITIMATE?
By Dr. Debra Laino, DHS, M.Ed.

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH VULNERABILITY
By Lorri Vattern, CATC II and Captain Larry Smith, CAS II

12 HIDDEN REWARDS OF MAKING AMENDS
By Allen Berger, Ph.D.

MY STORY
By Jay Kolo

YOUR TEMPLE BODY
By Sheryle Cruse

LOW
By Jennifer Weber

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May 2013 Issue

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SNITCHING AND SUPPORTING ARE VERY DIFFERENT ACTIONS
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

HOPE, THE LINK BETWEEN SURRENDER AND FAITH
By Captain Larry Smith, CAS II

EAGLET OR EAGLE
By Sheryle Cruse

LOW
By Jennifer Weber

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April 2013 Issue

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WITH GROUND UNDER FOOT
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID LISONBEE
By Ted Dunn
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FEAR VERSUS FAITH
By Sheryle Cruse

MAMA D ROCKS
By Ted Dunn

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March 2013 Issue

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EDUCATION AND SELF-DISCOVERY
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

A CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW MARTIN
By Tedd Dunn
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Who Am I
By Jay Kolo

TRAVELING THE PATH OF WELLNESS IN RECOVERY, PART 2
By John Newport, Ph.D.

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

SHOOTING THE SHITE WITH SEAMUS
By Ted Dunn

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January 2013 Issue

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DEFIANCE OF RECOVERY
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

LOVE IS THE DRUG
By Jay Kolo

JOURNALING FOR RELAPSE PREVENTION
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

STEPS TO THE NEW YEAR
By Sheryle Cruse

TRAVELING THE PATH OF WELLNESS IN RECOVERY, PART 1
By John Newport, Ph.D.

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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December 2012 Issue

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PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

UNDER THE INFLUENCE NO MORE
By Jay Kolo

HANDLING THE HOLIDAY BLUES
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

HAUNTED AT THE HOLIDAYS
By Sheryle Cruse

HOW TO ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY WHEN YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS AN ADDICTION
By Candace Plattor, MA

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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November 2012 Issue

Serene Scene November 2012 Table of Contents

INTERVENING ON UNACCEPTABLE ADULT BEHAVIORS
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

12 OUNCES SHY OF GLORY
By Jay Kolo

ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE WILL NOT TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS
By Stanley Popovich

PORNOGRAPHY: THE JUNK FOOD OF SEX (AND SEX ADDICTION)
By Ethlie Ann Vare

WHAT DO YOU S-A-A-AY?
By Sheryle Cruse

ALLOWING DISCOMFORT: THE SECRET TO SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION
By Candace Plattor, MA

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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October 2012 Issue

Serene Scene Magazine October 2012 Table of Contents

WILLING RECOVERY ALONG
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

UNSTABLE
By Jay Kolo

I CHOOSE THIS LIFE
By Matthew F.

COUNSELING DENIAL
By Captain Larry Smith, CAS

THE MONSTER PREDICAMENT
By Sheryle Cruse

DOES YOUR LOVED ONE DISPLAY CLASIC ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR?
By Carole Bennett, MA

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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September 2012 Issue

Serene Scene Magazine August 2012 Table of Contents

PRIORITIZING THE OVERWHELM
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

HOME
By Jay Kolo

STEP 12 TO A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
By Captain Larry Smith, CAS

WARNING: REINVENTION
By Sheryle Cruse

ARE OTHERS JUDGMENTAL ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ALCOHOLIC/ADDICT?
By Carole Bennett, MA

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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August 2012 Issue

Serene Scene Magazine August 2012 Table of Contents

DEVELOPING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS IN RECOVERY
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

ALONE
By Jay Kolo

SKINNING CATS AND OTHER SLOGANS WE LOVE
By Shannon Shea Stoveken

STEP 11 TO A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
By Captain Larry Smith, CAS

THE POWER OF JAIRUS' DAUGHTER
By Sheryle Cruse

EMBRACING THE CHALLENGE OF RECOVERY
Recovery Today Feature Article By Allison Gilbert

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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July 2012 Issue

Serene Scene Magazine May 2012 Table of Contents

IN PREPARATION FOR BRINGING THE RECOVERING ADDICT HOME
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

DOWN & OUT
By Jay Kolo

ADDICTION: OUR CALL TO A DEEP SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
By Tom Catton

STEP 10 TO A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
By Captain Larry Smith, CAS

A LOVE LETTER AFTER HIS RELAPSE
By Caroles Bennett, MA

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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June 2012 Issue

Serene Scene Magazine May 2012 Table of Contents

ROUTINE CREATES BALANCE IN RECOVERY
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

A HITLER SALUTE
Recovery Today Feature Article

BE BAD, BE VERY BAD
By Jay Kolo

STEP 9 TO A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
By Captain Larry Smith, CAS

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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May 2012 Issue

Serene Scene Magazine May 2012 Table of Contents

THE TOLL ADDICTION TAKES ON THE BODY
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

MARIJUANA VAPORIZATION
Recovery Today Feature Article By Dr. LaVelle Hendricks

DOING HARD TIME
By Jay Kolo

STEP 8 TO A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
By Captain Larry Smith, CAS

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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April 2012 Issue

Serene Scene March 2012 Table of Contents

RECOVERY PROGRESS FROM ADDICTION WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

ADDRESSING RELAPSE IN TREATMENT
By Allen Berger, Ph.D.

BEFORE GOD, HEALING OR HOPE
By Jay Kolo

MINN. TREATMENT CENTER RATCHETS UP PROCESS OF ANALYZING OUTCOMES
By Alcohol & Drug Abuse Weekly

STEP 7 TO A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
By Captain Larry Smith, CAS

SIMPLIFIED NEUROSCIENCE OF ADDICTION, Part 2
By Danial Wills, MBA

LONG TERM RECOVERY IS THE KEY TO THIS STORY
By J.K.

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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March 2012 Issue

Serene Scene March 2012 Table of Contents

SPRING CLEANING THE TOP 3: MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

A RESPONSE TO DR. DAVID LEY
By Ethlie Ann Vare

UNDER PRESSURE
By Jay Kolo

HHS GIVES STATES FELXIBILITY IN IMPLEMENTING HEALTH CARE REFORM
By Alcohol & Drug Abuse Weekly

STEP 6 TO A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
By Captain Larry Smith, CAS

WALKING THE TIGHTROPE OF PAIN MANAGEMENT AND ADDICTION, Part 2
By Recovery Today

SIMPLIFIED NEUROSCIENCE OF ADDICTION, Part 1
By Danial Wills, MBA

ARE ALL ADDICTIONS CREATED EQUAL?
By Carole Bennett, MA

TOUGH LOVE
By Henrietta W.

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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February 2012 Issue

Serene Scene February 2012 Table of Contents

THE LOVE THAT BINDS US
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?
By Ethlie Ann Vare

THE SORRY STATE OF FAMILY TREATMENT IN THE TREATMENT OF ADDICTION
By Allen Berger, Ph.D.

SOMETHING WAS WRONG
By Jay Kolo

SAMHSA'S NEW RECOVERY DEFINITION APPLIES TO MI AND SUD
By Alcohol & Drug Abuse Weekly

STEP 5 TO SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
By Captain Larry Smith, CAS

WALKING THE TIGHTROPE OF PAIN MANAGEMENT AND ADDICTION, Part 1
By Recovery Today

THE EMERGING ADVANTAGES OF OUTPATIENT TREATMENT OF ADDICTION
By David Lisonbee, BA

ARE YOU HELPING OR RESCUING THE ALCOHOLIC?
By Carole Bennett, MA

LIVING PROBLEMS
By Pam P.

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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January 2012 Issue

Serene Scene November 2011 Table of Contents

IMMATURITY AND THE ADDICT
By Andrew Martin, MBA, CADC II, SAP

AFFECTION DEFICIT DISORDER
By Ethlie Ann Vare

SHIPWRECK IN A BOTTLE
By Jay Kolo

Parity Implementation Coalition Requests Federal Intervention in Florida BCBS Case
By Thom Rutledge, LCSW

STEP 4 TO SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
By Captain Larry Smith, CAS

DON'T RUN FROM POSITIVE GUILT
By Recovery Today

BAITING AND PUNISHING DIALOGUE
By Carole Bennett, MA

EMBRACING THE STEPS
By Tom Catton

SURRENDER TO WIN
By Christopher S.

12-STEP TREK
By Serene Center

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November 2011 Issue

Serene Scene November 2011 Table of Contents
  • IN PREPARATION FOR MOVING ON, ANDREW MARTIN, MBA, CADC II, SAP
  • A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING, PART 4, CAPT. LARRY SMITH, CAS
  • NALTREXONE LEAVES PATIENTS WITH LIMITED OPTIONS FOR ACUTE PAIN, ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE WEEKLY
  • THE BEST OF ME, JAY KOLO
  • TRUE FREEDOM IS AN INSIDE JOB, C.J. GOOD
  • THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER, CAROLE BENNETT, M.A.
  • LIFE ON THE EMAIL TREADMILL, DAVID J. POWELL, PH.D., RECVOERY TODAY
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 1
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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October 2011 Issue

Serene Scene October 2011 Table of Contents
  • WILL FOR RECOVERY, ANDREW MARTIN, MBA, CADC II, SAP
  • A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING, PART 3, CAPT. LARRY SMITH, CAS
  • ONDPC RELEASES PLAN TO REDUCE PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS OVERDOSES, ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE WEEKLY
  • THE SELDOM VISITED SIDE, JAY KOLO
  • MYTHS ABOUT RECOVERY, TREATMENT SOLUTIONS NETWORK
  • ARE YOU AN ALCOHOLIC?, CAROLE BENNETT, M.A.
  • GREEN AMERICA, GREG LOVELIDE & AMBER EGAN
  • BRIEF INTERVENTIONS, RHETTE PIAZZA, BA, CAS
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 12
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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September 2011 Issue

Serene Scene February 2011 Table of Contents
  • TOO STUBBORN!, MBA, CADC II, SAP
  • A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING, PART 2, CAPT. LARRY SMITH, CAS
  • THE PATH OF ADVANCED AWARENESS, PART 4, VEEDER SOUTH, PH.D.
  • MY FINAL MOMENTS, JAY KOLO
  • NOTHING IS MORE WORTHWHILE, C.J. GOOD
  • A FATHER'S RETROSPECTIVE OF HIS SON'S ADDICTION, CAROLE BENNETT, M.A.
  • EMBRACING THE STEPS, JAY KOLO
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 11
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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August 2011 Issue

Serene Scene February 2011 Table of Contents
  • WHAT TO DO IF YOUR LOVED ONE IS AN ADDICT, ANDREW MARTIN, MBA, CADC II, SAP
  • A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING, PART 1, CAPT. LARRY SMITH, CAS
  • THE PATH OF ADVANCED AWARENESS, PART 3, VEEDER SOUTH, PH.D.
  • THE END IS JUST THE BEGINNING, JAY KOLO
  • RENEW, RECHARGE AND REJUVENATE BY CULTIVATING YOUR UNIQUE INNER GIFTS, C.J. GOOD
  • DO YOU HAVE A DRY DRUNK IN YOUR LIFE?, CAROLE BENNETT, M.A.
  • THE PSEUDO-ALCOHOL TRIGGER, DR. SHANNON, SOBERINFO.COM
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 9
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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July 2011 Issue

Serene Scene February 2011 Table of Contents
  • THE CRITICAL EFFECTS OF LOYALTY,
    ANDREW MARTIN, MBA, CADC II, SAP
  • A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING, CAPT. LARRY SMITH, CAS
  • THE PATH OF ADVANCED AWARENESS, PART 3, VEEDER SOUTH, PH.D.
  • THE KILLER WITHIN ME IS THE REASON I CHOSE TO..., JAY KOLO
  • CONSIDERING A BRIEF GETAWAY?, C.J. GOOD
  • CAN TOO MUCH CYBERSPACE CONTRIBUTE?, CAROLE BENNETT, M.A.
  • STEP ELEVEN / GUIDANCE, TOM CATTON
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 10
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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June 2011 Issue

Serene Scene February 2011 Table of Contents
  • A CONTINUUM OF CARE PLEASE, ANDREW MARTIN, MBA, CADC II, SAP
  • PERSONAL BOUNDARIES, CAPT. LARRY SMITH, CAS
  • THE PATH OF ADVANCED AWARENESS, VEEDER SOUTH, PH.D.
  • ADDICTION AND THE FAMILY, ARIC PHILLIP SEIDEL, BA, MA, CADCA
  • WILLINGNESS TO SERVE, TOM CATTON
  • DOPAMINERGIC ACTIVATOR IMPROVES OUTCOMES, KENNETH BLUM, PH.D.
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 8
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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May 2011 Issue

Serene Scene February 2011 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • MANAGING STRESS IN DIFFICULT TIMES, ANDREW MARTIN, MBA, CADC II, SAP
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT DENIAL, CAPT. LARRY SMITH, CAS
  • REFLECTIONS ON A JOURNEY THROUGH MODERN PSYCHOLOGY, DR. MARTIN N.
  • PARENTIAL ALERT!, JOSE D. ARAGON, BA, CADC II, ICADC, SAP
  • PRACTICE RADICALLY, TOM CATTON
  • THREE POTENTIAL ATTITUDES AS CLIENTS LEAVE REHAB, DR. SHANNON HANRAHAN, SOBERINFO.COM SPOTLIGHT
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 7
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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March 2011 Issue

Serene Scene February 2011 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • HEALTHY EARLY RECOVERY PROGRAM, ANDREW MARTIN, MBA, CADC II
  • RELATIONSHIPS IN RECOVERY AND THE DREADED 13TH STEP, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • EDUCATING YOURSELF ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONE'S ADDICTION, CAROLE BENNETT, MA
  • THE STEPS: FROM THE PAGES OF THE MINDFUL ADDICT, TOM CATTON
  • INDEPENDENT HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS NEED CARE, TOO, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 6
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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February 2011 Issue

Serene Scene February 2011 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • SUPPORT RECOVERY SAFELY, ANDREW MARTIN, MBA, CADC II
  • PROSPERITY AND ABUNDANCE, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • CONSIDERATIONS ON A FRIEND OR PARTNER WHO USES WHEN YOU ARE CLEAN, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • THREE STAGES OF RECOVERY: A PRIMER, ALLEN BERGER, PH.D.
  • SALVIA DIVINORUM, JOSE D. ARAGON III, BA, CADCII, ICADC, SAP
  • HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT OF INCEST/SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 5
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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January 2011 Issue

Serene Scene January 2011 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • SELF-EFFICACY IN RECOVERY, ANDREW MARTIN, MBA, CADC II
  • 6 COMMON RELAPSE TRIGGERS, CAROLE BENNETT, MA
  • THE HIJACKED BRAIN, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • RE-FRAMING, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WORKPLACE ABUSE AND OUR GLOSSARY OF VIOLENCE, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 4
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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December 2010 Issue

Serene Scene December 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • HANDLING THE HOLIDAY BLUES, ANDREW MARTIN, MBA, CADC II
  • TSI THE SEASON FOR A NEW PERSPECTIVE, SHERRY GABA, LCSW
  • A WEEK AT THE OPTIMUM HEALTH INSTITUTE-OHI, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • GOING ON AUTO PILOT, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • THE PROFESSIONAL RESILLIANCE PARADIGM, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • TRAVEL, FAMILY, VACATIONS, AND FUN, ANDREW MARTIN, MBA, CADC II
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 3
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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November 2010 Issue
Serene Scene November 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • STARTING WITH WHERE YOU ARE, ANDREW MARTIN
  • NOTHING IS MORE WORTHWHILE, C.J.GOOD
  • THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, ACTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • CHANGING HOW PAIN MEDICATIONS ARE FORMULATED, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • THE AMERICAN DOUBLE SACRIFICE, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • WHO IS AN OPIATE ADDICT, RICHARD I GRACER, M.D.
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 2
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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October 2010 Issue
Serene Scene September 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • WHERE DID MY IMPORTANCE GO?, ANDREW MARTIN
  • BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY, SHERRY GABA, LCSW
  • PERSONAL BOUNDARIES, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • REALIZING THAT YOU HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • DRUG ADDICTION, ALCOHOLISM, AND MALNUTRITION, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 1
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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September 2010 Issue
Serene Scene September 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • AN ENVIRONMENT TO RECOVER IN, ANDREW MARTIN
  • EMOTIONAL SOBRIETY, PART II, ALLEN BERGER, PhD
  • AFFIRMATIONS DO'S AND DON'TS, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • THE EPIPHANY, A WATERSHED EVENT, THE 'AHA' MOMENT, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • INTRODUCING DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 12
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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August 2010 Issue
Serene Scene July 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • DRUG TESTING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY, ANDREW MARTIN
  • EMOTIONAL SOBRIETY, ALLEN BERGER, PhD
  • THE LAW OF SOBRIETY, SHERRY GABA, LCSW
  • DENIAL NOT A CHARACTER DEFECT, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • KEEPING PERSPECTIVE, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • CYBERBULLYING, THE H1N1 OF TECHONOLOGY, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 11
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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July 2010 Issue
Serene Scene July 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • JOURNALING FOR RELAPSE PREVENTION, ANDREW MARTIN
  • STUPID THINGS THAT MESS UP RECOVERY, ALLEN BERGER, PhD
  • ACCEPTANCE AND RECOVERY, PART 1, MICHAEL G.
  • GOAL TRACKING, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • FOOLING THE DOCTOR, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • TEENS WHO DON'T GET ENOUGH SLEEP RISK DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 10
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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June 2010 Issue
Serene Scene June 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • HEALTHY SELF VS. ADDICTIVE SELF, ANDREW MARTIN
  • INCREASING POSITIVE PATIENT OUTCOMES: PART 4, ALLEN BERGER, PhD
  • OFFERING HOPE, JIM CODDINGTON
  • HEALTH, IT'S ALL ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS, IVAN RADOS
  • ADRENALINE AND RECOVERY, MICHAEL G.
  • EXTERNAL CONDITIONS, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DEBATE AND A DECISION, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • A SIMPLE STRATEGY TO PUT CLINICAL DATA INTO CONSISTENT, INTEROPERABLE, ELECTRONIC FORM, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 9
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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May 2010 Issue
Serene Scene May 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • I WILL DO IT MY WAY, ADDICTION AND DEFIENCE, ANDREW MARTIN
  • INCREASING POSITIVE PATIENT OUTCOMES: PART 3, ALLEN BERGER, PhD
  • A SIGNIFICANT CONSEQUENCE, DAVID J. SPERLING
  • DATING AND RECOVERY, MICHAEL G.
  • HOW TO ACQUIRE CONFIDENCE IN RECOVERY, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • UNLINKING FEELINGS FROM MEDICATION USE IN BUPRENORPHINE PATIENTS, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • PARITY OVERVIEW PART 1, THE IMPACT ON PAYORS, CONSUMERS, AND EAPS, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 8
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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April 2010 Issue
Serene Scene April 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • WHY DO I KEEP RELAPSING, ANDREW MARTIN
  • INCREASING POSITIVE PATIENT OUTCOMES: PART 2, ALLEN BERGER, PhD
  • CONTAINERS AND RECOVERY, MICHAEL G.
  • GAUGING YOUR FOCUS LEVEL, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • THE RIP VAN WINKLE EFFECT, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • ETHICS IN NONPROFITS, BRANDON BECKMAN, MBS, CARC, CTS
  • HOW FAMILY DYNAMICS CAN BOTH CAUSE AND PREVENT ADDICTION, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 7
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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March 2010 Issue
Serene Scene March 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • PARENTS DEALING WITH A CHILD'S ADDICTION, ANDREW MARTIN
  • INCREASING POSITIVE PATIENT OUTCOMES: PART 1, ALLEN BERGER, PhD
  • COLDS AND (12 STEP) RECOVERY, MICHAEL G.
  • WHAT'S YOUR ENERGY LEVEL, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • GOING ON MANUAL PILOT, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • REALITY TOUR, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 6
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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February 2010 Issue
Serene Scene February 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • SHAME IN THE FAMILY, ANDREW MARTIN
  • RELATIONSHIPS AND RECOVERY, MICHAEL G.
  • ASSESSING AND MONITORING YOUR SPIRITUAL CONNECTION, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • EDUCATION BEFORE PLACEMENT, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • Q&A IAN MAZE, DEPT. OF NEUROSCIENCE AT MT. SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 5
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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January 2010 Issue
Serene Scene January 2010 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • THE STRESS OF ADDICTION, ANDREW MARTIN
  • IS IT LOVE OR ADDICTION?, MICKEY KAY TROXELL
  • RESOLUTIONS AND RECOVERY, MICHAEL G.
  • PERSONAL BOUNDARIES IN RECOVERY, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • Q&A WITH NORA VOLKOW, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 4
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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December 2009 Issue
Serene Scene December 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • RELAPSE SIMPLIFIED, ANDREW MARTIN
  • 12 STUPID THINGS THAT MESS UP THE HOLIDAYS, ALLEN BERGER PhD
  • ANXIETY & RECOVERY, MICHAEL G.
  • JOURNALING WITH GAUGES, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE THIS SITUATION?, ANTOINE P. AND JACQUELINE WILLIAMS
  • A DISCUSSION OVER A CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE - MEDICAL MARIJUANA, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 3
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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November 2009 Issue
Serene Scene November 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • MANAGING HOLIDAY STRESS, ANDREW MARTIN
  • WHAT IS EFT?, MARCIA JACOBER, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • DOES WORRY PREVENT TRAGEDY OR DESTROY LIFE?, PAUL DAVID WALKER
  • THE ROLE OF HONESTY IN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND RECOVERY, DR. ALLEN BERGER
  • A NEUROLOGICAL CASE FOR RECOVERING ADDICTS TO JOURNAL, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • PAIN MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY, MICHAEL G.
  • PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG FREE AMERICA CEO STEVE PASIERB INTERVIEW, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 2
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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October 2009 Issue
Serene Scene October 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • HEALING THE SELF AND THE FAMILY, ANDREW MARTIN
  • IS HORMONE BALABCE INPORTANT, JIM PAOLETTI, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • HEARTBEAT OF LIFE, PAUL DAVID WALKER
  • RECLAIMING YOUR BRAIN THROUGH JOURNALING, CAPT. LARRY SMITH
  • STEP TWO, THE OVERLOOKED STEP, MICHAEL G.
  • JOANI GAMMILL INTERVIEW REGARDING HER JOURNEY FROM ADDICT TO TOP INTERVENTIONIST, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 1
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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September 2009 Issue
Serene Scene September 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • PARENTS CHANGE THE DYNAMIC OF RECOVERY, ANDREW MARTIN
  • PATIENT TYPES WITH BUPRENORPHINE TREATMENT, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • RECOVERY AS AN INITIATION RIGHT, DR. ALLEN BERGER
  • ESTEEM, MICHAEL G.
  • TRI'S AMELIA ARIA INTERVIEW, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 12
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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August 2009 Issue
Serene Scene August 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • FAMILY SYSTEMS IN RECOVERY, ANDREW MARTIN
  • BREAST CANCER, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • HEALING HORSES, MICKEY KAY TROXELL
  • MY THREE FATHERS, MICHAEL G.
  • IIAR'S PHIL SCHRER INTERVIEW, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 8 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF HEALING, PENNY ROCK
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 11
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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July 2009 Issue
Serene Scene July 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • DRUG SYMPTOMS IDENTIFIED, ANDREW MARTIN
  • THE BUPRENORPHINE EFFECT ON DEPRESSION, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • HEALING HORSES, MICKEY KAY TROXELL
  • LINDA QUICK INTERVIEW, BAHAVIORALHEALTHCENTRAL.COM
  • THE 8 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF HEALING, PENNY ROCK
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 10
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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June 2009 Issue
Serene Scene June 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • TRAVEL, FAMILY, VACATIONS AND FUN, ANDREW MARTIN
  • CHINESE MEDICINE, ALAN MARCUS
  • RONALD KESSLER, PhD ON BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE'S MOST RECENT ADVANCES AND KEY CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE, BHCJOURNAL.COM
  • THE 8 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF HEALING, PENNY ROCK
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 9
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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May 2009 Issue
Serene Scene May 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • MANAGING THE ADDICT MIND, ANDREW MARTIN
  • THE NUTRITION AND NATURAL THERAPIES PRACTITIONER, LENI FELTON
  • A&E ITERVENTIONIST KEN SEELEY AND THOMAS OLLENDICK, PhD, BHCJOURNAL.COM
  • THE 8 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF HEALING, PENNY ROCK
  • YOUR TESTIMONY MAY HOLD THE KEYS, ANTOINE & JACQUELINE WILLIAMS
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 8
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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April 2009 Issue
Serene Scene April 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • OPENING THE SMOKER'S VICE, ANDREW MARTIN
  • BEYOND PSYCHOTHERAPY, LEN SAPUTO, M.D.
  • WISDOM FROM THE SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON ADDICTIVE DISORDERS, BHCJOURNAL.COM
  • THE 8 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF HEALING, PENNY ROCK
  • I'M SOBER AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO, JAY KOLO
  • IS THERE A CURE TO ADDICTION?, BRANDON BECKMAN
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 7
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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March 2009 Issue
Serene Scene March 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • WHEN TO SAY YES, WHEN TO SAY NO, ANDREW MARTIN
  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION, RICHARD I GRACER, M.D.
  • LISTENING FROM THE HEART, TRACEY CARRUTHERS
  • A BRILLIANT MADNESS, BHCJOURNAL.COM
  • THE 8 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF HEALING, PENNY ROCK
  • TAKING THE TRASH OUT, JAY KOLO
  • WAKE UP!, ANTOINE & JACQUELINE WILLIAMS
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 6
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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February 2009 Issue
Serene Scene February 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • HEALTHY EARLY RECOVERY PROGRAM, ANDREW MARTIN
  • FORGIVENESS AND PEACE OF MIND, TRACEY CARRUTHERS
  • THE 8 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF HEALING, PENNY ROCK
  • BABY JAY'S JOURNEY, JAY KOLO
  • TRIANGLE OF HEALTH, DR. JEFF HEDGECOCK
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 5
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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January 2009 Issue
Serene Scene January 2009 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • ONE ADDICTION SPARKS ANOTHER, ANDREW MARTIN
  • WRITE IT DOWN, TRACEY CARRUTHERS
  • THE 8 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF HEALING, PENNY ROCK
  • TALENT ALONE DOES NOT SAVE A SOUL, JAY KOLO
  • THE NEXT TSUNAMI: HEPATITIS C, DANNY JENKINS
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 4
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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December 2008 Issue
Serene Scene December 2008 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • MANAGING HOLIDAY STRESS, ANDREW MARTIN
  • SHARING WITH OTHERS YOUR TRUE SELF, JAY KOLO
  • FAMILY, TRACEY CARRUTHERS
  • THE 8 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF HEALING, PENNY ROCK
  • ON CULTURE AND ADDICTION, ALLEN BERGER, PhD
  • FIGHTING ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTIONS, DR. RICHARD GRACER
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 3
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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November 2008 Issue
Serene Scene November 2008 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • LIFE, LOSS AND LEGACY
  • THE CARE CONTINUUM, ANDREW MARTIN
  • THE 8 ESSENTIAL INGREDIANTS OF HEALING, PENNY ROCK
  • LIFE BY REASON OF SANITY, JAY KOLO
  • BULIMIA AND BACK, LORI HANSON
  • A PEACE OF MIND, ANTOINE AND JACQUILINE WILLIAMS
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 2
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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October 2008 Issue
Serene Scene October 2008 Table of Contents
  • POINT OF RETURN
  • BEING OF SERVICE, TRACEY CARRUTHERS
  • JOURNALING FOR RELAPSE PREVENTION, ANDREW MARTIN
  • UNDER THE INFLUENCE, JAY KOLO
  • WHAT HAPPENS IF I RELAPSE, ANGIE LEWIS
  • THE 12-STEP TREK: STEP 1
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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September 2008 Issue
Serene Scene September 2008 Table of Contents
  • SERENE CENTER LONG BEACH OPENS ITS DOORS
  • WHAT IS RECOVERY?, ALLEN BERGER, PhD
  • ILLUSIONS, TRACEY CARRUTHERS
  • WELLNESS AND RECOVERY, JOHN NEWPORT, PhD
  • BACK STORY, ANDREW MARTIN
  • SERENE SCENE CALENDAR


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