For giving us the horse,

We can almost forgive you the alcohol.



               Carol Arnett, Native American Poet




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American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities. Find out what is happening in your area.

National Lipid Association

The mission of the National Lipid Association (NLA) is to enhance the practice of lipid management in clinical medicine. The NLA is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary medical society focused on enhancing the practice of lipid management in clinical medicine. The NLA represents more than 3,000 members in the United States and provides continuing medical education for physicians and other healthcare professionals to advance professional development and attain certification in clinical lipidology. The NLA's public health mission is to help reduce deaths related to high cholesterol , and the Association defines "clinical lipidology" as "a multidisciplinary branch of medicine focusing on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and their associated disorders."


Scottsdale Treatment Institute 

“Our therapy encompasses both a medical model, coupled with Intensive Outpatient Therapy, to help people find “the why” behind their addiction.”

Arizona Treatment Institute 

The staff of Arizona Treatment Institute, LLC. consists of masters level certified addictions counselors, certified addiction counselors, addiction knowledgeable physician, and family therapists. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 520-836-9788 or 800-574-2448.

Alcoholics Anonymous

“Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.“

Narcotics Anonymous

“Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 43,900 weekly meetings in over 127 countries worldwide.”

Opiate Dependence

“If you are among the hundreds of thousands of Americans suffering from dependence on heroin or painkillers, there is help.

Not My Little Sister: An Addiction Education E-book

The goal of Not My Little Sister” is to use art and poetry to create a “reservoir of resistance” for children faced with the choice of taking, or not taking, drugs—to provide tools to cope after they had “Just Said No!”

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD)

“NCADD provides education, information, help, and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment. . .a nationwide network .
Call: 800-NCA-CALL        800-654-HOPE—family & friends of addicted persons

James C. Barsz, M.D., P.C. 

                    Board Certified in Internal Medicine








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