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changes in your life? Make sure you’re covered with affordable Health Insurance. Life is full of changes, it’s the one thing you can count on. But the need for health insurance in New Mexico remains the same. Everyone must be covered. If you’ve experienced some change in your life like losing a job, divorce, or a new baby, we’ll help you find affordable health insurance options. If you are not sure if it affects your ability to get health insurance, or how it might affect the financial assistance you are already receiving or could now qualify for, please call us at 855.996.6449, or visit us online at beWellnm.com, we’ll get you the answers you need. Be healthier, be happier, be insured at beWellnm.

Life changes that qualify you to enroll during this special enrollment period: Divorce Death of spouse Loss of Medicaid Moved outside coverage area Gained citizenship

New baby New marriage Loss of job’s health plan Turned 26 years old Released from incarceration

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number IE-HBE-12-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

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he Lincoln County Community Health Council meets monthly regarding issues and events in the health industry and is made up of a volunteer board and membership. This “behind the scenes” group includes individuals and agencies collaborating to support a mission of improving community health in Lincoln County and is a part of the following programs:

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Lincoln County Community Health Council Mobile Food Pantry – First Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. located at the Horton Complex, 237 Service Road. Volunteers and donations accepted.

Articles: Offering a cure or quality of life?. . . 10

Health & Wellness Guide – June. Provides updated resource directory and health related articles. Stepping into a Better YOU! Health Fair – Oct. 29. Held at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, this annual health fair is free to the public. MAZE of Life – End of March. An interactive day for 8th graders from throughout the county & Mescalero to play games of chance, experience real life situations and choices they will face. Light the Fire Youth Summit – Fall & Spring. Light the Fire is a leadership summit for 40-45 middle and high school students countywide, chosen to lead the school in a positive direction. Freshman Toolkits – August. Prevention information and promotional items in a toolkit appropriate for incoming freshman throughout the county. The intent is to “spark” conversations among parent and teen on issues like DWI, texting while driving, responsible gaming, schoolbased health center services, tobacco and other substances, etc. Adopt-a-Mile Clean-up – LCCHC adopted a mile on Hwy. 70 which is cleaned quarterly. It is with great pleasure that the Lincoln County Community Health Council (LCCHC) and TKO Media Solutions welcome readers to the “2016 Lincoln County Health and Wellness Guide.” It is through community partnerships that true collaboration can be accomplished. The LCCHC would like to extend our sincere gratitude to TKO Media Solutions for their openness to this partnership. The 2016 Health and Wellness Guide is a valuable resource to our community and we hope community readers will use it as such. This guide would not be possible without the local writers who filled these pages with their knowledge, the LCCHC membership, community advertisers, and TKO Media Solutions staff. We thank them for their time and efforts. Enjoy! Shannon Dictson, Chair, Lincoln County Community Health Council

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NDe Farms @ Mescalero Farmers’ Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Smokey’s Community Garden. . . . . . .12 Ruidoso Downs Farmers’ Market . . . 13 Moving through grief after loss. . . . . .14 Healthy smiles start early . . . . . . . . . . .15 Let go of bitterness and hang on to gratitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Evolution of alternative medicine. . . .17 How to deal with chronic joint and muscle pain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Never let yourself stop growing. . . . .19 COPE services: Working with survivors of domestic violence . . . .20 Make a difference - become a tutor in adult literacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Sexual assault nurse examiners: Attacking the stereotypes and bringing awareness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Natural Helpers started in Hondo . . .23 Put on those dancing shoes . . . . . . . . .24 Creative Aging Advisory Committee to Lincoln County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Reaping the benefits of alternative transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Does someone you love have a gambling problem? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Looking for a career in healthcare? . .30

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2016 Lincoln County Health & Wellness DIRECTORY LISTINGS ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE / HEALTH ACUPUNCTURE Alpha and Omega Chiropractic/ Dr. Fraley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-5999 BIOFEEDBACK & ENERGY MEDICINE Living Energies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-5855 Tim Seay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-770-0136 NM MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM Compassionate Distributors . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1087

Thriftway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6544 Wild Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-315-4722 HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH Andrea Fernandez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2725 ziamentor@gmail.com HOMEOPATHIC Living Energies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-5855 Rosemary’s Herb Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0333 The Wild Herb Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0138

AGING & LONG TERM CARE SERVICES NM Aging & Long Term Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-432-2080

White Mountain Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . 844-337-5283 www.whitemountainwellness.org CERTIFIED REFLEXOLOGY Morgan Marr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 831-521-4465 The Calming Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-415-7540 CHIROPRACTIC Adobe Day Spa & Chiropractic . . . . . . . . 575-630-0515 Alpha and Omega Chiropractic . . . . . . . 575-258-5999 Chiropractic Associates of Ruidoso . . . 575-258-3725 Dr. Melissa King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3725 Dr. Vickie Peebles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-0499 White Mountain Chiropractic & Neurology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7970 COLON HYDROTHERAPY

ALZHEIMER LIVING FACILITIES Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center (Secured Alzheimer’s Living) . . . . . 575-434-4510 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES Casita de Cura. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-1312 Goodlife Senior Living and Memory Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 806-790-1958 Mescalero Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4802 DIALYSIS Fresenius Medical Care (Renal Care Group) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-434-2597 HOME-HEALTH AGENCIES Encompass Home Health & Hospice . . 575-258-0028 Community Home Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1986 HOME SERVICES Pam McCrohan, Senior Care Giver . . . . 575-973-5546

The Calming Way

HOSPICE Encompass Home Health & Hospice . . 575-258-0028

White Mtn. Plaza · 1204 Mechem Dr., Ste. 7 Jo Scott Arbuckle & Coe Nowell Certified Therapists

LONG TERM NURSING Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center. . . . 575-434-4510

Colon Hydrotherapy

575-415-7540 · 575-740-4714

The Calming Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-415-7540 or 575-740-4714 HEALING CENTERS High Mesa Healing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-7777 Parish Health Ministries, 9a - 1p . . . . . . 575-257-4170 Village Wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2258 Sanctuary on the River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-1111 FARMERS MARKETS/FRESH PRODUCE Mario’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0367 N’de Farms Mescalero Farmers Market. 575-464-0648 Ruidoso Downs Farmers Market . . . . . . 575-808-0603 Wingfield Bazaar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-686-9025 HEALTH FOODS /SUPPLEMENTS /HERBS/VITAMINS Azure Standard Food Co-op . . . . . . . . . . 575-686-0119 Herbalife Above & Beyond Nutrition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-8321 Rosemary’s Herb Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0333 Natural Remedies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1406 Skarsgard Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505-681-1121 www.skarsgardfarms.com The Wild Herb Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0138 4 2016 Lincoln County Health & Wellness Guide

SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS & RESOURCES Adult Protective Services . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-654-3219 Alzheimer’s Association NM Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505-266-4473 24/7 Help Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-272-3900 SENIOR CENTERS: Capitan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-2640 Carrizozo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2121 Corona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-849-5111 Hondo/San Patricio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-653-4405 Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4565 Ruidoso Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4659 Heritage Program for Senior Adults . . 575-257-6283 Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4659 Sacramento Mountain Village . . . . . . . . 575-258-2120 or 575-491-8091 Senior Coffee Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4170

BASIC NEEDS ASSISTANCE CHILDCARE The Green Child Early Head Start . . . . . . . . . .630-8004 CLOTHING/HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANCE Christian Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4381

First Baptist Church of Ruidoso Downs Thrift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4611 or 575-378-1941 “Joseph’s Workshop” Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount . . . . . . . . 575-257-2356 Provides household items at no cost to people in need. Lincoln County Humane Society Resale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-8540 Lincoln County Medical Center Auxiliary Thrift Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7051 Salvation Army Thrift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-443-0845 or 575-622-7126 Sweet Charity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-0041 EYEGLASS ASSISTANCE Ruidoso Noon’s Lions Club Eye Exams Lion Bill Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2776 or Lion Curt Dimberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-1947 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Bowl Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-686-8019 (J Bar J Church) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6899 Chavez County Community Action Program Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-623-0014 First Baptist Church of Ruidoso Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4611 Good Neighbor Fund (PNM). . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4611 or 575-378-1941 LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program . . 575-378-1762 Lincoln County Indigent Fund . . . . . . . . 575-258-1232 Salvation Army. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4611 or 575-378-1941 FOOD ASSISTANCE COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES Lincoln County Food Bank Ruidoso Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-8939 Open MWF 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Commodity Supplemental Food Program . . . . . . . . . . .575-624-2271 / 575-625-2030 Every 1st Thursday on odd months Ruidoso Downs Food Bank 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. San Patricio Senior Citizen 2 - 3 p.m. Angus Church of the Nazarene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-8032 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. Free meal to the public every Wed. at 5 p.m. Christian Services of Lincoln County Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4381 Open M-F, 9 a.m. - Noon; M-Th, 1 - 4 p.m. COUNTY MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES Lincoln County Community Health Council Mobile Food Pantry Ruidoso. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-7106 First Thursday of every month, Horton Complex Center 2 p.m. Capitan Mobile Food Pantry . . . . . . . . . . 575-439-6731 1st Thursday of the month at the Lincoln County fairgrounds Carrizozo Mobile Food Pantry . . . . . . . . 575-443-4689 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month; Noon - 2 p.m., First Assembly of God Church FREE MEALS Angus Church of the Nazarene, Bonita Park on Hwy 48 . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-8032


Provides a free meal on Wed. nights during the school year at 5:15 p.m. Open to anyone but geared toward teens and children. Community United Methodist Church (Community Warehouse) 220 Junction Rd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4170 Provides a free meal on the 3rd Monday of every month, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount, 121 Mescalero Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2356 Provides a free meal on the 2nd Monday of every month, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-4520 Provides a free meal on the 1st Monday of every month, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Gateway Church of Christ, 451 Sudderth Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4381 Provides a free meal on Wednesday nights 5:15 - 6 p.m. St. Eleanor’s Roman Catholic Church, 120 Junction Rd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2330 Provides a free meal on the 4th Monday of every month, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM Food 4 Kids Backpack Program Capitan, Carrizozo, Hondo & Ruidoso Carol Magill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-3495 or Elizabeth Potter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-4732 Food items sent home weekly in children’s backpacks. SENIOR FOOD PROGRAMS All Senior Center Sites offer Meals on Wheels Capitan - Zia Senior Citizens . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-2640 Lunch served M-F from 12 - 1 p.m. $2 donation for those over 60, $12.29 for those under the age of 60. Carrizozo Senior Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2121 Lunch served M-F from 12 - 12:30 p.m. $2 donation for those over 60, $12.29 for those under the age of 60. Corona Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-849-5111 Lunch served M-F from 12 - 12:30 p.m. $2 donation for those over 60, $12.29 for those under the age of 60. Hondo Senior Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-653-4405 Lunch served M-F from 12 - 1 p.m. $2 donation for those over 60, $12.29 for those under the age of 60. Ruidoso Downs Senior Center . . . . . . . . 575-378-4659 Lunch served M-F from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $2 donation for those over 60, $12.29 for those under the age of 60. NON-PERISHABLE FOOD BOXES Bowl Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-686-8019 (J Bar J Church) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6899 FOOD REIMBURSEMENT FOR DAYCARE PROVIDERS Children In Need of Service (CHINS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-434-9588 HOUSING ASSISTANCE Camelot Place Apartment/Low Income Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5897 Citizenship/Residency – Financial Guidelines Eastern Regional Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-622-0881 HUD Financial assistance for rent

Inspiration Heights/Low Income Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4236 Citizenship/Residency – Financial Guidelines Ladera Apt Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-5262 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE Children’s Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3252 Lincoln County Indigent Fund . . . . . . . . 575-258-1232 Prescriptions Episcopal Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2356 Shriners Hospitals, Crippled Children & Burn Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-237-5055 or Bobby Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-2541 VISUAL ASSISTANCE National Federation of the Blind. . . . . . 575-434-8391 or 575-434-2076 State of NM Commission for the Blind Las Cruces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-524-6450 Roswell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-513-7961

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES COUNSELING Lincoln County COPE Crisis Line . . . . 1-866-350-2673 Dr. Ken Kenney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-363-8293 Dr. Paula Land, Psychologist . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2100 Gerald Champion Sleep Center Mental Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8092 PMS Ruidoso Behavioral Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-0571 Life Transitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-446-5300 Lincoln County Community Assistance Program 24/7 Hotline . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-888-3689 Lincoln County Medical Center Heritage Program (Senior Program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6283 Mark Ovrick, LISW, LSSW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-8380 Merriken Bryant, MS LPCC . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-4349 Gary Harmon, PhD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2507 Region IX School-Based Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-7974 Sierra Blanca Counselig, Emily Flemming, LPCC . . . . . . . . . . . 575-491-3300 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services of Lincoln County . . . . . . . 575-257-8942 SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES SANE of Otero & Lincoln County Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-488-SAFE The Nest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-6378 SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES Al-Anon of Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-437-6671 Alcoholics Anonymous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-430-9502 Alianza of New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-623-1995 CHINS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-434-9588 Region IX School Based Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-7974 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-8942 SUPPORT GROUPS Al-Anon of Ruidoso & Alateen . . . . . . . . 575-437-6671 or 1-888-425-2666 Alcoholics Anonymous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-430-9502

Alianza of New Mexico (HIV Support & Harm Reduction) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-623-1995 Bereavement/Grief Support . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-0028 Gamblers Anonymous ABQ Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505-260-7272 www.gamblersanonymous.org High Mesa Healing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-7777 Mescalero Responsible Gaming . . . . . . 575-464-7106 Overeating Anonymous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-437-3761 Senior Coffee Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4170 Weight Watchers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-651-6000 Domestic Violence Support Group. . . . 575-378-6378 Support group for victims and survivors of domestic violence

CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES DEP’T Adult Protective Services . . . . 1-855-333-(SAFE)7233 Child Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-434-9770 Child Protective Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-9217 1-855-333-(SAFE)7233

CHURCHES Angus Church of the Nazarene. . . . . . . . 575-336-8032 Calvary Chapel of Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5915 Canaan Trail Baptist Church. . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-1979 Capitan Church of Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-9015 Capitan Methodist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-2288 Centro Familiar Destino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0447 Christ Church in the Downs . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-8464 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1253 or 575-258-1254 Church Out of Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1388 Community United Methodist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4170 Episcopal Church of Holy Mount. . . . . . 575-257-2356 First Assembly of God Church. . . . . . . . . 575-257-2324 First Baptist Church of Carrizozo. . . . . . 575-648-2968 First Baptist Church of Ruidoso . . . . . . . 575-257-2081 First Baptist Church of Ruidoso Downs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4611 First Christian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-4250 First Presbyterian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2220 Foot of the Cross Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8060 Ft Lone Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-3322 Gateway Church of Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4381 Grace Harvest Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-4213 J Bar J Country Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6899 Mescalero Reformed Church. . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4471 Ruidoso Downs Baptist Church . . . . . . . 575-378-4174 Ruidoso Downs Race Track Chapel. . . . 575-808-0790 Sacramento Mountains Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-2710 Sacred Heart Catholic Church. . . . . . . . . 575-648-2853 Saint Eleanor Catholic Church . . . . . . . . 575-257-2330 Santa Rita Catholic Church. . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2853 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-4191 St. Joseph Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4473 The Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-4348 Trinity Southern Baptist Church . . . . . . 575-354-2044 2016 Lincoln County Health & Wellness Guide

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EMERGENCY SERVICES

Agora Crisis Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-435-7166 Cope (Domestic Violence). . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-350-2673 Crisis Assistance Listening Line . . . . . 1-866-314-6841 or 575-646-2255 Heal / The Nest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-6378 PMS Ruidoso Behavioral Health Center 24/7 Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-334-2400 Lincoln County Community Assistance Program 24/7 Hotline . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-888-3689 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-843-5678 National Hotline for Human Trafficking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-373-7888 New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-572-1142 1-800-GAMBLER New Mexico Crisis Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-662-7474 or 1-855-466-7100 Nurse Advice Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-725-2552 Veterans Crisis Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1); Text to 838255; Online chat: veteranscrisisline.net

Poison Control Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-222-1222

FUNERAL SERVICES LaGrone Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7303 PCS - Professional Cremation Services LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-0161

GAMING New Mexico Council on Problem Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-572-1142 1-800-GAMBLER New Mexico Gaming Control Board. . . 505-841-9700 Mescalero Apache Tribal Gaming Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-7101/7100 Mescalero Responsible Gaming Program . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-7106/575-937-3531

HEALTH CLUBS/EXERCISE

DENTISTRY Ben Archer Health Center Alamogordo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-443-8133 Carrizozo Dental Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2839 Children’s Dental Clinic of Ruidoso . . . 575-257-0246 Dr. Dylan Midkiff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1136 Dr. Kendal Trujillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5179 Dr. Patrick J. Coyne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-9053 Dr. Sally Waters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3388 DENTISTRY / ORTHODONTICS Children’s Dental Clinic of Ruidoso . . . 575-257-0246 ORTHODONTISTS Dr. Michael Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5653 575-622-4369

DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES SERVICES New Horizons Developmental Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2379 / 575-648-2120 Nezzy Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-3100 Region IX Early Childhood Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2368 (0-3 yrs. Intervention) Special Olympics Paula Voss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-0001 Sylvia Trujillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-2123

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Police Department Non-Emergency #s Ruidoso. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-7365 Ruidoso Downs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4001 Adult Protective Services . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-654-3219 American Red Cross NM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-560-2302/505-265-8514 COPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-4946/1-866-350-2673 National Advocate for Domestic Violence Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-799-7233 The Nest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-6378 1-866-378-6378 6 2016 Lincoln County Health & Wellness Guide

MaxTime Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-8282 Southwest Personal Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5902 Ruidoso Athletic Club (RAC) . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4900 Ruidoso Community Center . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4565 EXERCISE CLASSES/EQUIPMENT Ruidoso Community Center . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4565 Ruidoso Physical Therapy. . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1800 Therapy Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5820

HEARING CARE Hear on Earth Hearing Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-950-8816 or 575-526-3277

HUMAN TRAFFICKING SERVICES National Hotline for Human Trafficking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-373-7888 Texts to 233733 www.traffickingresourcecenter.org

INSURANCE Affordable Care Act Insurance Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-996-6449 www.bewellnm.com; www.healthcare.gov Blue Cross Blue Shield Centennial Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-689-1523 Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plan . 1-800-432-0750 Centennial Care (formerly Salud) www.yes.state.nm.us Apply by phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-637-6574 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-997-2583 Molina Healthcare of NM . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-580-2811 Molina Centennial Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-580-2811 New Mexico Medical Insurance Pool BCBS . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-432-0750 NM High Risk Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-505-424-7105 Coverage of Last Resort

Presbyterian Health Plan . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-388-7737 Presbyterian Centennial Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-977-2333 State Farm Insurance Glen Cheng Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7878 United Health Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-236-0826

LABS TriCore Reference Laboratories (Outpatient draw site) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-5225

LEGAL RESOURCES Law Access NM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-340-9771 Legal Aide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-541-4800 PROBATION & PAROLE Adult Probation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-8118 or 575-647-9934

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS & SPAS A Body Balanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0370 Adobe Day Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-0515 A Touch of Magic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6435 Pamela Jamison LMT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-3898 Ashley Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-2417 Bare Essentials Day Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5966 Bella Vita Day Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-9493 Beth Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-0603 Blue Lotus Healing Arts Center & Day Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4325 The Calming Way Reflexology/ Colonics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-415-7540 Cheryl A Cook LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-0935 Enchanted Massage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-802-3791 Healing Art of Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-8576 Healing Essence Spa & Therapeutic Bodywork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-2092 Jennifer Lewicki LMT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0099 Jessica Sherman LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-5110 Linda Schreiber LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410-353-5286 575-336-2841 Mountain Massage & Healing Arts, Patti Gray LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2304 Mountain Meadows Massage School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4325 Rebecca Forester LMT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2075 Rendez Vous Reflexology . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-8000 Sandra Gussett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-7914 Sonia Wannamaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0173 Tresa Moore-Jamison LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0518 Village Wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2258 White Mountain Massage & Bodywork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-0935 MEDICAL SPA Fusion Medical Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4772 SPA Adobe Day Spa & Chiropractics . . . . . . . 575-630-0515 A Touch of Magic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-6435 or 575-937-3898 Bare Essentials Day Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5966 Bella Vita Day Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-9493 Blue Lotus Healing Arts Center


& Day Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575- 257-4325 Fusion Medical Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4772 Healing Essence Spa & Therapeutic Body Work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-2092 Living Energies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-5855 Mountain Massage & Healing Arts. . . . 575-937-2304 Sevilla’s Day Spa & Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-8982 Spa Botanica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-1111

PHYSICIANS / HOSPITALS / CLINICS / PHYSICAL THERAPY / MEDICAL EQUIPMENT / PHARMACIES CARDIOLOGY New Mexico Heart Institute . . . . . . . . . 1-800-715-6644 DERMATOLOGY Tall Pines Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4061 EAR, NOSE AND THROAT Dr. Timothy Frost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-437-4533 GASTROENTEROLOGY/DIGESTIVE Eastern New Mexico G.I. Services . . . . . 575-624-4651 HOSPITALS AND CLINICS Lincoln County Family Medical Group 575-257-7712 Capitan Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-0057 Carrizozo Dental Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2839 Carrizozo Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2317 Carrizozo Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2317 Corona Health Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-849-1561 Elite Medical New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-0016 Gerald Champion Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-439-6100 Gerald Champion Sleep Center and Medical Complex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8092 Indian Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4441 La Casa - Family Health Center . . . . . . . . 575-653-4830 Lincoln County Medical Center . . . . . . . 575-257-8200 Region IX School-Based Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-7974 Ruidoso Public Health Office. . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3252 LABS TriCore Reference Laboratories (Outpatient draw site) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-0496 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & OXYGEN Frontier Medical Equipment . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2536 LinCo Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7174 NEUROLOGY NM Brain Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-434-0901 OB/GYN Dr. Deborah Hewitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7505 Dr. Keri Rath. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-4200 OPTOMETRISTS/ OPHTHALMOLOGIST (EYE CARE) Family Vision Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5029 Dr. Fillmore Eye Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-323-4764 Dr. Paul Gulbas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-915-542-0279 Walmart Vision Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-5287 Dr. Michelle Yang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-437-9900

ORTHOPEDICS New Mexico Bone & Joint Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-8001 Dr. Douglas Dodson, Dr. Eric Freeh, Dr. John Anderson, Dr. Loren Spencer PHARMACIES/DISCOUNT PRESCRIPTIONS Pharmacy Outreach. . . . . . . . . . . . www.rxoutreach.org Albertsons Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8020 RX Outreach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-769-3880 Sierra Blanca Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-2456 Walgreen Drug Stores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1566 Walmart Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-5400 PHYSICAL THERAPY Lincoln County Medical Center . . . . . . . 575-257-8239 Ruidoso Physical Therapy. . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1800 Therapy Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5820 PODIATRY Dr. John Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-8001 Dr. Loren Spencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-8001 PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS/FAMILY PRACTICE Dr. Arlene M. Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7712 Dr. John Benavidez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 Suzanne Carden, CNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-0057 Dr. Michael Clements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-1055 Suzanne Dennehy, CNP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 Dr. Frank J. DiMotta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-1214 Dr. Mary Martinez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 Dr. Stephen Otero. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 Dr. Chris Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 Dr. Andrew T. Rousseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-8350 Dr. Walter Seidel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-3681 RADIOLOGISTS Dr. Donald Wolfel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-8292 SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTERS Mescalero School Based Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4431 ext. 1143 Region IX School-Based Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-7974 SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST Lincoln County Medical Center Alison Barton MS, CCC/SLP. . . . . . . 575-257-8239 SURGEONS Dr. Tariq Ibrahim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-4200

MESCALERO APACHE TRIBE (Contact Numbers) Carrizo Boys & Girls Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-6814 Carrizo Headstart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-3492 Community Health Representatives (CHR). . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9256 Diabetes/Wellness Center Leoma Baca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-6383 Education Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4500 Elderly Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-1614 Environmental Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-8785 Families’ First. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-0081 Fire & Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-3473 Gaming Commission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-7103 Health Education/Fitness Center. . . . . . 575-464-4368

MATI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4039 Mescalero Boys & Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9212 Mescalero Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4802 Mescalero Headstart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9183 Mescalero Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4441 Mescalero WIC Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-0932 Natalia Zumba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0396 Parks & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-646-4494 Responsible Gaming Program . . . . . . . . 575-464-7106 Systems of Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9274 Youth Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-0648

QUIT SMOKING Smoking Cessation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-QUIT-NOW Quitnownm.com

RECREATIONAL SPORTS / PARKS Basketball (Adult) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5030 Bicycle Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0363 Dance Instruction Andrea Fernandez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2725 Capitan Line Dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-644-5735 Dali’ Ballet Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-3753 Ruidoso Dance Community . . . . . . . . 575-973-3621 Weldon Ganaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-6366 Line Dancers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-8765 Disc Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5030 High Altitude Aerials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-2417 Hiking/Mountain Biking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5030 Hiking: Trail Snails: trailsnail1@gmail.com Lincoln County 4-H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2311 Lincoln County Youth Soccer League, Manuel Medrano . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0881 Lincoln County Adult Soccer League Manuel Medrano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0881 Martial Arts SW Personal Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5902 Tae Kwon Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-0791 Peace Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5030 Pickle Ball, Leanne Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-6239 Ruidoso Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4468 Ruidoso High Altitude Aquatics Swim Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4900 or Sarah Crewe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-7030 Ruidoso Little League Baseball Nick Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-808-3302 Ruidoso Little League Basketball . . . . . 575-378-7141 Ruidoso Little League Football, Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca . . 575-808-8338 Running/Racing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-7106 Smokey’s Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4095 Softball (Adult) Page Promotions. . . . . 575-378-9810 sports@valornet.com Swim Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2304 Village of Ruidoso Parks and Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5030 Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2795 Wilderness Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5030 Youth Track Development Program Sam Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-219-9502 2016 Lincoln County Health & Wellness Guide

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION Buddha Yoga Teacher Training Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-802-3013 Eastern New Mexico UniversityRuidoso. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2120 or 1-800-934-3668 English as a Second Language/ Citizenship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1730 ENMU Continuing Education . . . . . . . . . 575-257-3012 HSE/GED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1730 GRADS Program Pregnant and parenting teens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-4910 Lincoln County Adult Literacy . . . . . . . . 575-258-3704 Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2311 Lincoln County Head Start . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-5025 Mountain Meadows Massage School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4325 Parents Reaching Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-524-5176 Statewide support Network for parents of children with special needs and education Prepared Childbirth Classes Lincoln County Medical Center. . . . . 575-630-3233 575-257-8275 Region IX Education Cooperative. . . . . 575-258-1951 Work Force Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1730 SCHOOLS Capitan Elementary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-8520 Capitan Middle/High School . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-8500 Carrizo Headstart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-3992 Carrizozo Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2346 Cloudcroft Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-601-4416 Corona Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-849-1911 Hondo Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-653-4411 Mescalero Headstart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9183 Mescalero K-12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-4431 Nob Hill (Ruidoso). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-9041 Region IX Education Cooperative. . . . . 575-258-1951 Ruidoso High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-4910 Ruidoso Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-7800 Ruidoso Public Schools Central Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4051 Sierra Blanca Christian Academy . . . . . 575-630-0144 Sierra Vista Primary (Ruidoso) . . . . . . . . 575-258-4943 Tularosa Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-585-8801 Tularosa High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-585-8865 Tularosa Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-585-8806 White Mountain Elementary (Ruidoso) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-4220 FREE CLASSES Capitan Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-3035 Ruidoso Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3704 New Mexico Workforce Connection. . . 575-258-1730 or 800-854-4712

SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES FOR MALES & FEMALES Lincoln County COPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-350-2673 Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department 575-648-2341 1-800-687-2419 If you are hearing impaired please call 911 8 2016 Lincoln County Health & Wellness Guide

PMS Ruidoso Behavioral Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-630-0571 Ruidoso Police Department. . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-7365 Ruidoso Rape Crisis 24 hr . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-634-3666 SANE of Otero & Lincoln County Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-488-SAFE Victims Advocate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2383

SOCIAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE Division of Vocational Rehabilitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-901-7866 Social Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-772-1213

STATE OF NEW MEXICO OFFICES New Mexico Department of Health www.health.state.nm.us Children Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3252 Children, Youth and Family . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-9217 Environmental Dept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3272 Income Support Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-1762 Motor Vehicle Division (Ruidoso) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-8550 Ruidoso Public Health Office. . . . . . . . . . 575-258-3252 State Agency on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-432-2080 Women, Infants and Children (WIC) . . 575-258-3252 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Workforce Connection (NM) www.jobs.state.nm.us Department of Workforce Solutions www.dws.state.nm.us Division of Vocational Rehabilitation www.dvrgetsjobs.com NM Workforce Connection Job Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-258-1730 Labor Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-524-6195 Unemployment Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-664-6984 HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT Human Services Department www.hsd.state.nm.us Child Support Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-288-7207 Income Support Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-1762

TRANSPORTATION Alamo Shuttle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-437-1472 Dollar Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-6803 Enterprise Rent-A-Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1154 Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-8290 Substations: Capitan, Hondo, Carrizozo and Corona Lincoln County Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-1177 Motor Vehicle Division (Ruidoso) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-8550 Ruidoso Bus Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-2660 Shuttle Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-1815 (Call for Medicaid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-903-7483 Superior Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-735-0111 (Lovelace Transportation) Z-Trans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-439-4971

V.A. INFORMATION American Legion Auxiliary Unit 79 Ruidoso_unit79@hotmail.com Department of Veteran Services www.dvs.state.nm.us NM VetConnect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-672-7006 V.A. Alamogordo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-437-9195 V.A. Albuquerque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-465-8262 V.A. Care Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-260-3274 V.A. El Paso. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-672-3782 V.A. Regional. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-827-1000 Veterans Crisis Line . . . . . . . . . 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) Text to 838255; Online Chat: veteranscrisisline.net Vets Helping Vets Website: www.vhvtoday.com Email: veteran@vhvtoday.com

VETERINARY & PET SERVICES Becky Washburn, DVM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-2311 Mobile 575-430-8614 Carrizozo Animal Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-648-2247 Cloudcroft Animal Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . 575-682-2645 Franklin Veterinary Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-378-4708 Mountain View Animal Clinic . . . . . . . . . 575-258-5800 Ruidoso Animal Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4027 SERVICE DOGS Laughing Eyes Kennels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-354-4342 PET SITTING A&P Pet Sitting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-937-2725 Watching Over Your Best Friend Candice Hunt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-802-3133

YOGA INSTRUCTION Blue Lotus Yoga Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-257-4325 BuddhaYogaClass.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-802-3013 High Mesa Healing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-336-7777

YOUTH PROGRAMS/SERVICES Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca. . . . . 575-808-8338 Carrizo Boys & Girls Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-6814 Lincoln County Juvenile Justice Board, Ted Allen, Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575-973-5951 Mescalero Boys & Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . 575-464-9212

VIEW THE HEALTH & WELLNESS GUIDE ONLINE AT THE FOLLOWING SITES: Region IX Education Cooperative Rec9nm.org Ruidoso Municipal Schools www.ruidoso.k12.nm.us Village of Ruidoso www.ruidoso-nm.gov Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce www.ruidosonow.com


Here for the health of our community. Whether you need primary care, specialty medical services, ambulance services or hospital care, Lincoln County Medical Center offers a wide range of comprehensive medical services to provide you and your family with the care you need. · 24-hour Emergency Department

· Dietary Counseling

· Hospital Units: Intensive Care,

· Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Medical and Surgical · Labor and Delivery · Surgical Services (general surgery, orthopedics, podiatry and gynecology) · Pharmacy

throughout Lincoln County · Heritage Program – Outpatient Behavioral Health program for senior adults · Lincoln County Community Assistance Program (mental health triage)

· Pulmonology

· Primary Care and Specialists

· Private Wound Care

· Therapy Center/Rehabilitation Services

· Radiology and Laboratory Services

· Hospital-Based Infusion Services

For more information about hospital services, please call (575) 257-8200.

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Offering a cure or quality of life? By Lyn Shuler, MSW, Volunteer and Bereavement Coordinator, Encompass Home Health & Hospice

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nd-of-life issues are almost always difficult. Emotions are overwhelming, tying people down in confusion, fear, and anticipatory grief.

Often, there is also misinformation or a lack of information about options and expectations. The best way to deal with these end-of-life issues is through research, planning ahead, and talking with family and doctors. As technology and medicine have progressed over the centuries, humans have made a goal of avoiding death and prolonging life. However, it is becoming more evident that oftentimes the prolonged life comes at a high cost to the patient – their quality of life. Traditional medical treatments are centered on curative care and on fixing a specific medical problem or disease. Research has found that Americans today are often in the position of being under-treated for their pain while being over-treated in curative interventions. Aggressive treat-

ment is not always appropriate however, as it has often been reported to have negative results that actually hasten functional decline and death. Furthermore, this aggressive treatment is not only providing patients false hope of a cure, but is also typically very physically exhausting and therefore disruptive of the patient’s ability to prepare for their inevitable death. Unlike traditional, aggressive medical treatments, palliative care is focused not on the patient’s disease, but on their quality of life. Offering care through a team of specialists, including specialized doctors, nurses, therapists and social workers, palliative care provides a variety of treatments and constantly monitors pain levels, stress, fatigue, nausea and more. The focus is on the patient as a whole, not just on the disease. By simply controlling the patient’s pain, research shows the mind becomes clearer, allowing for enhanced communication and comprehension. With a clear mind, patients are better able to ask caregivers about their medical options and will be more likely to help make their own medical and end-of-life decisions. It is critical patients are able to understand the options available to them. Research has proven that for the elderly, aged 75 years and older, focusing on palliative care and avoiding aggressive treatments for cancer, improves quality of life, and in fact, usually prolongs life an average of 30 days. This shows that aggressive, curative treatments are not always the best choice for patients, yet in our society today, they seem to be the most common. In the final days of life, it’s important to allow patients to mend fences, reestablish relationships, and give or receive forgiveness with family and friends. By making peace with death and focusing on the pain management and comfort, we can greatly enhance the patient’s quality of life. Encompass Offers Medicare-Certified Home Health & Hospice Services Skilled Nursing, Home Health Aides, Medical Social Work, Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy, Bereavement Specialist, Chaplain, Volunteer Coordinator P

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NDe Farms @ Mescalero Farmers’ Market

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ummer Farmers Market beginning in June in Chiricahua Plaza (intersection of Hwy. 70 & Mimbres Drive, in Tribal Store parking lot). Hours are Fridays, 9 - 11 a.m. and 3 - 6 p.m. The public is welcome.

NDe Farms is a community nonprofit garden maintained by the Mescalero Apache Tribal Youth, Mescalero Fish Hatchery, Mescalero 4-H Club, Sovereign Nations Service Corps, and AmeriCorps Volunteers. We are located at Mescalero Tribal Fish Hatchery and operate on only a quarter acre. Our farm is creekfed and 100% organic. We produce our own fertilizers and compost and have a small worm farm. No

pesticides or herbicides. We dabble in seed saving, and are looking forward to expanding our operation in 2 additional locations approved by the tribe. We aim to provide the Mescalero Tribe and surrounding communities with fresh, locally grown produce in order to support healthy eating habits; to enlighten our youth with food and garden-based education so that the community may ultimately be self-sustaining. We are doing what we can to alleviate our local food desert and grow healthy people. You can look forward to us growing salad greens (kale, mustard, mizuna, romaine, spinach, arugula, etc.), squash, peppers, onions, cabbage, turnips, radishes, fresh herbs, beans, peas, heirloom tomatoes and corn, tobacco, sage, potatoes and much more.

For more info, check us out on Facebook or call 575-973-2055.

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Smokey’s Community Garden T

he community garden project was born from three USDA-Forest Service priority programs: “USDA People’s Garden Initiative,” “More Kids in the Woods” and “Sustainable Operations” which emphasize connecting people to the land and managing natural resources for a sustainable future.

Smokey’s Community Garden started as and remains a community project with more than 20 community partners who include: businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies, Forest Service employees and their families and a variety of local volunteers. Through these partnerships, the garden has been demonstrating sustainable agriculture, contributing fresh produce to the Lincoln County Food Bank and facilitating youth, family and volunteer programs since 2010.

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Ruidoso Downs

Farmers’ Market The Ruidoso Downs Farmers’ Market will open Memorial Day, May 30, at the All American Park in Ruidoso Downs. Open on Saturdays, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Fridays 6 to 9 p.m. The last day of the market will be Dec. 15. Each year the garden evolves with new features added by partners to further enhance opportunities to achieve community oriented goals. Honey bees, butterfly garden, wildlife water feature, pergola, “little free library” book exchange, rainwater harvesting with solar powered drip irrigation system, earthworm farm and compost factory are some of the improvements made over the years.

The market offers produce and crafts from local vendors. There is no fee to participate as a vendor, but a hold harmless contract must be signed. For more information, contact Beth Miller at 808-0603.

Smokey’s Community Garden continues in 2015 with growing produce, native plants & flowers, facilitating educational and outdoors activities and adding value to the Ruidoso area community. For information on planned events, scheduling a youth activity or how to get involved in Smokey’s Community Garden please stop in at the visitor center of Smokey Bear Ranger Station or call 575-257-4095.

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Old-Fashioned Care with Modern Convenience Locally owned and operated, Sierra Blanca Pharmacy is built on the type of old school pharmacy care that takes you back a few decades to a time when service came with a friendly smile, a genuine interest in the customer and a sincere appreciation for their business. So whether you visit us at the pharmacy, phone us, or interact with us online, we strive to be the place you turn to with questions or concerns about staying healthy.

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Moving through grief after loss By Misty G. McArthur, MSW, LCSW, LADAC, EMDR

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rief is a normal part of life and is defined as the typical response of emotion and sorrow that comes from losing someone or something important to us. Grief is a common reaction to death, divorce, life transitions, children leaving home, retirement, aging issues, illness, moving, etc. Many emotions can be experienced after a loss including feeling numb or empty, anger and irritability, sadness, guilt can occur with thinking such as “I should have, could have, etc”. Sleep or eating difficulties are common, physical health issues can occur, strange dreams or nightmares, concentration problems, decreased motivation and so on. The following are some insights and practical tools that can be helpful when experiencing grief: • Grief takes time. Everyone’s experience is unique and there is no time limit to grief. Grief lasts as long as it takes for us to accept and learn to live with the loss. • Grief can’t be avoided. We have to feel the grief and go through it in order to heal the emotions. • Grief pain is emotionally and physically intense. Grieving takes strength and with reduced energy from pain it’s important to give ourselves permission to only do those things that are necessary and to take one day at a time. • Giving ourselves permission to cry is important because tears are a natural outlet for grief.

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• Accept the sadness and tears and follow a sad thought with a good memory. • Asking others for help and telling them what we need is important as most people don’t know how to respond or help. • With grief nothing is going to feel normal for quite some time so keeping a schedule and having a daily routine will reduce the amount of change. • Daily physical activity helps us deal with all the emotions being experienced. • Loss of appetite is common with grief however eating is important because it takes a lot of energy to grieve. • Sleeping can be affected so sleeping when we can is crucial. • Social support from family, friends, religious and/or spiritual affiliation, a grief support group and counseling can provide significant support. • Spirituality and faith can provide strength and comfort during times of loss. Getting in touch with nature can help if there’s no belief system. If having thoughts of wanting to die or do self-harm contact 911 or go to the closest hospital emergency room department. Grief is a normal part of the life process however grief can become clinical depression if we cannot move through the process of grief. Counseling and/or a grief support group can provide the support needed and help us experience grief in a healing way. We don’t have to walk the grief path alone. Misty G. McArthur, MSW, LCSW, LADAC, EMDR Trained is a member of the Lincoln County Community Health Council (LCCHC). Ms. McArthur is also a behavioral health counselor for the Lincoln County Community Assistance Program (LCCAP) offered by Lincoln County Medical Center. LCCAP provides confidential counseling a no cost for Lincoln County residents. For an appointment or immediate assistance call the 24-Hour Hotline at 1-800-888-3689.


Healthy smiles start early dental caries can lead to incapacitating pain and bacterial infection, which can ultimately lead to extraction of the tooth. Pain and suffering due to untreated tooth decay can cause problems for children in eating, speaking and attention to learning.

By Dr. Kenneth W. Childress, DDS

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hree out of four kids will experience pain due to tooth decay before age 18. With the right care at the right time, every child can be cavity-free for life.

Childhood tooth decay, technically known as Early Childhood Caries or ECC, is the number one chronic childhood disease in the U.S. today, affecting over 7 million American children under the age of 6. Research shows that an estimated 52 million school hours per year are lost because of dental-related illnesses. Health professionals regard ECC as an outcome of a pervasive social and behavioral trend towards sugar-based fluids and foods in children’s daily diets, or when the child falls asleep with a sugary substance in a bottle or sippy cup for which the caregiver is ultimately responsible.

Baby bottle tooth decay (Early Childhood Caries) One serious form of decay among young children is baby bottle tooth decay. This condition is caused by frequent and long exposures of an infant’s teeth to liquids that contain sugar. Among these liquids are milk (including breast milk), formula, fruit juice and other sweetened drinks. Putting a baby to bed for a nap or at night with a bottle other than water can cause serious and rapid tooth decay. Sweet liquid pools around the child’s teeth giving plaque bacteria an opportunity to produce acids that attack tooth enamel. Undetected, the bacteria may penetrate the underlying dentin of the tooth and progress into the soft tissue, causing the formation of cavities and discomfort. If not treated properly,

If you must give the baby a bottle as a comforter at bedtime, it should contain only water. If your child won’t fall asleep without the bottle and its usual beverage, gradually dilute the bottle’s contents with water over a period of two to three weeks. After each feeding, wipe the baby’s gums and teeth with a damp washcloth or gauze pad to remove plaque. The easiest way to do this is to sit down, place the child’s head in your lap or lay the child on a dressing table or the floor. Whatever position you use, be sure you can see into the child’s mouth easily.

Sippy cups Sippy cups should be used as a training tool from the bottle to a cup and should be discontinued by the first birthday. If your child uses a sippy cup throughout the day, fill the sippy cup with water only (except at mealtimes). By filling the sippy cup with liquids that contain sugar (including milk, fruit juice, sports drinks, etc.) and allowing a child to drink from it throughout the day, it soaks the child’s teeth in cavity causing bacteria. The disease, is preventable, and can be achieved by reducing sugars and starches in the diet, regular dental check-ups and daily effective oral care.

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Let go of bitterness and hang on to gratitude iving in the mountains has a Lbeautiful lot of benefits. The wildlife, pines and our majestic mountain are just a few of the blessings we mountain dwellers love.

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However, there are also issues that have to be addressed (especially during the spring-time months) as a precaution for what we call the ‘fire season.’ Many of our prayers are inundated with pleas for an early and bountiful ‘monsoon flow’ eliminating the danger of devastating forest fires. Unfortunately we, as fallible human beings, are not equipped with an inner, emotional ‘fireplace’ that can effectively hold our angst in place. Simply put, resentment can’t be contained. Resentment when stoked, like an uncontained fire, can take on a life of its own invading everything we feel, think, and do. Many, who have unresolved past abuse or have experienced grievous injustice(s), have difficulty containing their bitter feelings. As is often the case, these bitter feelings will begin to rob that person of the ability to move forward to a safer and more secure future. One who is consumed by bitterness will experience a future dominated by irrational fears and impenetrable emotional defenses that will eventually sabotage their ability to know joy or peace. Truth be told, bitterness is a choice. It’s me choosing to take bad ‘stuff ’ – stuff that usually belongs to that bully who humiliated me or that punitive parent who decimated my self-esteem – and claiming all this stuff as my own. Does it make sense that I would want to make all those painful events and traumatizing experiences an integral part of my life? It is important to note that one of the damaging side effects

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“Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.” ~ Tacitus

of bitterness is an irrational pride that says we can change what in actuality is beyond our control. Pride resists the notion that there are some things that we cannot change (thus the monocle ‘control freak’). This leads us right back to the truism of ‘letting go.’ Try to change what you can, but be content with what you are unable to do by forgetting the unchangeable and letting it go. Remember that Mother Goose poem: “For every ailment under the sun – there is a remedy, or there is none. If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it.” One of the damaging effects of bitterness is the inability to be grateful. Bitterness darkens our perspective, clouds our judgment, and soils our behavior. As Aesop so aptly noted, “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” In all actuality, bitterness robs us of our God-given nobility. Nobility, when infected with bitterness, will always seek to dominate and control every ‘nook and cranny’ of its existence. Nobility, when soaked in grace and gratitude, will embrace life as an event rather than an achievement, a gift rather than a reward. Word of advice: allow yourself to let go of that thing that has kept you miserable for most of your life. You know (better than anyone) how much bitterness has become an integral part of your identity. You may need to employ assistance in this worthy endeavor to move from bitterness to gratitude. Bitterness is that pride you feel telling you that you don’t need anyone – you can control the uncontrollable! Gratitude is humility reminding us that continued on pg. 18


Evolution of alternative medicine In 1988 OAM would become NCCAM – National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – which reflected a broader effort to diffuse the historically antagonistic relationship with mainstream medicine and the connotation of the term alternative medicine itself. Using the term complementary also suggested that these are not methods of last resort, but rather plausible treatment where others may have failed. Furthermore, alternative medicine was complementary, an extension of primary care often used in conjunction with – not instead of – conventional methods.

By Barbara Mader, RN

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hat’s in a name? At the center of a decades-long debate, alternative medicine has been embroiled at the nexus of science. The term alternative medicine itself is a loaded one, with passionate advocates and skeptics fueling the feud.

We tend to fear the unknown. So, not surprisingly, alternative medical treatments – from homeopathy and herbal medicine to massage and chiropractic care – were long considered quackery. But some treatments were helping a growing number of people, piquing the interest of some senators. To explore the potential of alternative medicine, congressional funding helped launch the (OAM) Office of Alternative Medicine at NIH (National Institute of Health) 25 years ago. Since then, great progress has been made in a relative short time. Over time, the name would evolve from unconventional to alternative to complementary and to its present incarnation, complementary and integrative health. Back in the early 1990s, a Harvard study revealed that one-third of U.S. adults used at least one alternative therapy. By 2002, 75 percent of American adults had tried some form of alternative medicine. Attempting to explain the rising popularity of alternative medicine, a 1998 Stanford Center for Research in Disease and Prevention report found that some patients were dissatisfied with costly, ineffective conventional treatments. The study suggested, patients found alternative therapies to be more aligned with their worldviews, values and philosophies toward health. Interestingly, the survey found a large percentage of patients satisfied with their conventional care and making use of alternative therapies to supplement their current care.

In 2014, NCCAM changed its name once again, dropping “alternative” – to become the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – thus reflecting an evolving philosophy that allows patients to become more active participants in their own health and wellness. The history of alternative medicine and the current place of complementary and integrative health at NIH each imparts a different vision of the work involved and its place in the fields of medical research and health care past, present and future. Andrew Weil, M.D. has said that Integrative Medicine is just good medicine.

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How to deal with chronic joint and muscle pain By Lydia C. Radosevich, P.T.

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ll of us have had pain and discomfort in the muscles and joints at some point, especially with age. In most cases, the use of over the counter medication, hot/cold packs and rest, resolve the problem. Muscle and joint pain can be troublesome. Some cases start with mild discomfort while others become so severe that simple things like sitting, standing, and walking become very painful, limiting day to day activities. Although, physical therapy can improve any condition involving muscle and joint pain, certain conditions make ongoing physical therapy a necessity. These include Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Peripheral neuropathic pain and Fibromyalgia.

Relieving pain in the muscles and joints as well as eliminating any inflammation is our primary goal. Physical therapists design treatment plans to increase range of motion, flexibility, balance, endurance and strength. They will help you understand your limits so you avoid injury by doing too much too soon. Exercise and stretching also increase blood flow to affected areas. Based on the needs of the patient, a therapist will use his/her clinical judgement to identify, design, and implement the correct protocol. Procedures include therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education along with Myofascial Release and soft tissue massage. Modalities include Electrical Stimulation, HIVAMAT, Ultrasound with white

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willow bark, Electro-Acupuncture, and hot/cold therapy. Patients require emotional and physical support since the condition can become severely limiting in its nature. Patients may experience anxiety, depression, and potential disability as the condition advances. The good news is – we can teach you what to do and we are here to help you. Nothing makes us happier than seeing your quality of life improve. We want to see a smile on your face when you walk out of our clinic. It’s why we do what we do. Call us today and discover how we can help you get back to a pain-free and active lifestyle. For a free consultation or to book an appointment please call us today at 575-257-1800. The Ruidoso Physical Therapy Clinic, 439 Mechem Dr. in Ruidoso. Continued from pg. 16

even our limitations can be a gift. It is the acceptance of what I cannot change or control, healthily changing what is possible and in the end being rewarded with deeper insight and wisdom for a brighter future (i.e. The Serenity Prayer). James D. Martin is the program manager of the Heritage Program for Senior Adults and the Lincoln County Community Assistance Program at the Lincoln County Medical Center. Heritage is a program designed to improve the quality of life for the older adult. Confidential screenings are available by appointment. If interested please call 575-257-6283. The Lincoln County Community Assistance Program can help you or a family member experiencing emotional or mental health concerns by providing professional and confidential counseling at no cost to Lincoln County residents of all ages. If you are in need of these services call our 24-hour-a-day, 7 days a week hotline at 1-800-888-3689.


Never let yourself stop growing By Maury St.John

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nteractions with other people – young and old – help all of us to grow in our relationships with others. All ages of human life deteriorate without communication with other people. Small children thrive on adults holding them, talking to them, hugging them and loving them. The same is true of all ages of human life! Let me re-emphasize this – the only way that we keep functioning, no matter what our age, is to have interaction with other people. Stay in one place without any interaction and the human mind and body deteriorate. The United States “Senior Center” program has continued to grow because Seniors need interaction with other people in order to keep their minds and bodies healthy. “Coffee Time” was established eight years ago to give adults this interaction and the results have been wonderful. Many adults have made new friends – have renewed old

friends – have found that they look forward to being together even if it is only for two or three hours once a week. Activities include different service projects that give meaning to their lives – folding bulletins for weekly services — such as making cookies for the Kairos prison program. And then there are mind-stimulating games such as dominoes and bingo. Everyone enjoys sitting and visiting about their individual lives. Of course there are snacks and coffee. One of the real treats every week is when the pre-school children visit with us. It is amazing what these children are learning and certainly it is great when they share their adventures with all of us adults. Some real friendships are developed between the children and adults. I dare you to come one time and not shed a tear as a 3-4 year old hugs you. Every Thursday morning, 9 to noon, in the Community United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, there is a real opportunity for adults of any race and creed to enrich their lives while they reach out to other adults – and children. Come be a part of “Coffee Time” and enrich your life.

Taking Rehab to a Whole New Level Therapy Associates Inc. The new AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is the groundbreaking new piece of equipment that is now available only at Therapy Associates. Using NASA Differential Air Pressure technology, the AlterG “unweights” patients by as much as 80% allowing for reduced stress and strain on the body. Improve walking & running mechanics Easy, safe & comfortable to use Chosen by the world’s best athletes & trainers Great for rehabbing knee/hip replacements Perfect for post-foot/ankle surgery therapy Helps with arthritis, obesity, debility and weakness

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C.O.P.E. services: Working with survivors of domestic violence D

omestic violence is a pattern of behavior which establishes power and control over another person through fear and intimidation. Some of the abusive behaviors include the following: using emotional abuse, using isolation, using economic abuse, using coercion and using threats. This also includes physical violence and sexual abuse.

The Center of Protective Environment (C.O.P.E.) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people who are affected by domestic violence and other forms of abuse in Lincoln and Otero Counties. Since 2004 C.O.P.E. in Lincoln County has provided domestic violence services. C.O.P.E. provides the following services to survivors of domestic violence at our office located at 1204 Mechem, Suite 12 in Ruidoso: 1. Specialized domestic violence counseling services

2. Advocacy services to include crisis intervention, safety planning, case management. i.e. help to obtain housing, transportation, emergency food and clothing, furniture, money and vouchers for bills, employment, education, medical services, emergency transportation and travel. Additionally C.O.P.E. helps with in court support to include assistance with applications and petitions and referrals for legal assistance. 3. Legal representation or Order of Protection hearings and other domestic violence related manners. C.O.P.E. has a community educator who provides community education programs for domestic violence, dating violence, and bullying. The educator is available to provide these services to children and youth in the following settings: schools, youth groups, day care centers, etc. He also provides training and information on these topics to the following organizations: civic groups, churches, educational institutions, medical staff and law enforcement staff. Contact Perry Lawson at 575-442-6306 to schedule a program. C.O.P.E. also operates the only state certified Domestic Violence and Intervention (DVOTI) Program in Lincoln County which includes individual counseling and assessment of domestic violence offenders ( most often referred by the 12th Judicial District Court and the Magistrate Courts) and a 52 week mandated group counseling program. A person can also volunteer for this program. All services to victims of domestic violence/abuse, as well as the community education program are provided at no cost. Participants in the DVOTI program are required to pay $10 per session. For more information, contact C.O.P.E. at 575-258-4946 or visit our website: www.copedv.org.

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Make a difference – become a tutor in adult literacy

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any adults struggle with basic literacy skills.

Lincoln County Adult Literacy is a nonprofit organization offering free literacy services to residents of Lincoln County and Mescalero. Any interested adult can receive confidential one-to-one tutoring services. In addition to basic literacy and English as a Second Language assistance, LCAL offers math and computer skills tutoring. Along with private instruction, some of our current pro-

jects include: assistance for detainees at the Lincoln County Detention Center in Carrizozo, seasonal tutoring of Ruidoso Downs Race Track employees, computer literacy instruction at various locations in Lincoln County and Mescalero, and basic literacy tutoring for residents of The Nest. If you know an individual who needs help with any of these skills or you are interested in becoming a tutor, contact Deborah Abingdon at the Ruidoso Public Library by calling 575-258-3704 or email: DeborahAbingdon@ReadBetterNow.org.

You can also visit our website: www. readbetternow.org and like us on Facebook.

Mission Statement Lincoln County Adult Literacy is a volunteer, community-based organization, dedicated to helping adults in Lincoln County and Mescalero improve their reading, writing, and math skills through free one-to-one tutoring by trained volunteers. The program’s purpose is to improve quality of life for individuals and the betterment of the community.

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Sexual assault nurse examiners: Attacking the stereotypes and bringing awareness hat is sexual assault? Who’s at risk? W

Most people believe they would know if they were sexually assaulted. Would you? The most basic definition is “any sexual contact forced on another person.” Understanding what this means is the first step in identifying if you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault. According to the US Dept. of Justice, sexual assault can include any involuntary sexual act including rape, groping, forced kissing, sexual abuse, or sexual torture.

Sexual assault knows no gender, race, age, or other demographic identifiers. While it is common knowledge that college-aged females are in a high risk category, they comprise less than one fifth of all sexual assault victims. One victim group most recently on the rise is the Elderly, both those living within nursing homes as well as those still living on their own. This can likely be attributed to ease of perpetrator access as well as vulnerability. Young men and children are two more groups that have had recent sexual assault report increases across the country. It is important to understand that just because someone doesn’t fit the stereotypical sexual assault victim does not mean that cannot be or have not been assaulted.

Be aware, be a voice, be a listener! In January 2015, New Mexico’s Governor Martinez implemented the sexual assault awareness campaign throughout NM called Start By Believing. This was a national campaign that began in 2011 and has now been adopted by four US states and 130 communities. The

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following is the philosophy behind this campaign, which can be found at startbybelieving.org: There is no shame when your loved one dies. When your car is stolen. When you’re diagnosed with cancer. Friends and loved ones gather around you for support. They don’t blame you for “bringing it on yourself.” It should be the same with sexual violence. But all too often, survivors who have the courage to tell someone what happened are blamed for bringing it on themselves. This needs to change. Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities. The Otero/Lincoln County S.A.N.E. program is here to help. The SANE program offers medical examinations, forensic evidence collections, and STI-preventative treatments. SANE exams are bound by HIPAA privacy laws and are free to anyone and everyone. SANE does not discriminate against anyone at any time and insurance is never asked for. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please call our 24 hour Hotline at 575-430-9485.


Natural Helpers started in Hondo By Linda Hand

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atural Helpers, a peer-to-peer helping program, was started the fall of 2015 at Hondo Valley Public Schools. Natural Helpers are students who are identified by their peers as someone they can trust, someone who cares, and someone who likes to help others. The Natural Helpers peer-helping program is based on a simple premise: within every school, an informal “helping network” already exists. Students with problems naturally seek out other students – and also adults – whom they trust. This program taps into and uses this helping network to disseminate as much accurate information as possible to all students. It provides training to students and adults who are already serving as helpers, giving them skills to help others more effectively. An anonymous school-wide survey identified a cross-section of students and school adults that the student body trusts and that they would go to for help. Then these identified persons were invited to attend training where they learned listening skills, knowing when friends need help, expressing care and concern, recognizing situations that require professional help and contacting these resources. These students were selected to get trained in the skills and learned how to help their peers when problems arise.

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is also taking place at Ruidoso High School. It has been in place for 3 years and is funded through another source.

This group of students also decided on service projects to do that have helped Hondo become a more caring, safe, and accepting place for everyone. They started with smaller projects to let the school and community learn more about the program. They did a variety of awareness projects such as candy canes at a basketball game, serving lunch to the seniors at the senior center, and attending library night at the school. Natural Helpers hosted a food drive at Christmas time for the community, then delivered the baskets of food. More recently they presented a video on empathy to the middle and high school students. They took that opportunity to share more information about the program with their peers. As the students receive more training, they are making more plans for future service projects. The program is funded by the New Mexico Department of Health Office of School & Adolescent Health and The Lincoln County DWI Prevention Program. Natural Helpers 2016 Lincoln County Health & Wellness Guide 23


Put on those dancing shoes By Janice Holt

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aybe this will seem inappropriate to you,” said the teacher, as she modeled the next stage of the Merengue, which involved twirling twice in an embrace. The lady’s hands had to remain clasped around the man’s neck. “Oh, I’ll get over myself,” I said agreeably, eager to learn more. So I practiced with a male partner, another student, and then the teacher to get a feel for the footwork on the fast turns. While dancing with her, I joked about not having danced with another girl in years to mask my initial discomfort at hugging her around the neck. But it was also a blast to be her partner because she was so stumble-free smooth, easy to follow, and she clearly loved dancing, just as I used to. Like a suncatcher glinting in the sun, I suddenly caught a glimpse of myself as a child. The little girl, grinning from ear to ear, who used to dance for the sheer pleasure of it with friends and her sister, had returned.

When I joined this dance class, I knew I was seeking a way to add joy to my cautious and highly structured existence. I had no desire to be too adventurous, for I was raising and single-handedly supporting my nine year old son. But I needed something to make me sparkle again. Sensing that a little social and physical contact would enhance the quality of my life, I pivoted toward the newly-opened dance club. For partnered -dancing is soulsatisfying and comforting, ice-breaking and bonding. It has a touch of intimacy about it, yet it’s also a very safe, close encounter with another human being. Stepping in unison with my instructor that night

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helped me to remember how dancing liberates both body and mind. I recollected a time when I was nine years old and out with family at a local dance hall. A friend and I, giggling together, had stood up, formed a figure eight with our clasped hands, and then skipped and spun in circles to the live music. We grinned broadly at each other, and everything else became a blur in the background. But I could feel the adults’ eyes and smiles upon us. It was a fine time when I didn’t care about being watched. I was having too much fun with my partner. Shortly afterwards, my mother enrolled me in ballroom dancing classes, where I enjoyed learning the Waltz and was even awarded a bronze medal for it (which I still have). In adolescence, I would dance at home and synchronize movements with my sister and a friend to the song “The Age of Aquarius.” As a shy sixteen year old, I went to a teen club dance every Friday where I learned the Cha Cha and a justas-bashful- boy almost wordlessly gave me a box of chocolates. It’s too bad we never Cha Cha’d together. The physical contact might have broken down the barriers within us and between us, and resulted in a chat after a Cha Cha.

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The dance class environment agrees with my not-so-carefree lifestyle, too; I go alone (but never feel lonely), the dancing starts early, there’s no alcohol or cigarette smoke to contend with, and no one lurks on the sidelines looking for a date. That is not to say I haven’t been invited out for dinner though. I love my weekly lesson and the social aspects. Putting on my dancing shoes, holding hands with my partners, and moving together in contended tempo is the perfect presence of joy I wanted to add to my life. I like the feeling of my heart pumping from the exertion, and marvel that I leave grinning from the inside out. I didn’t know until recently, but I needed a reminder that the creative-stepping, fun-loving, sunny girl still thrives within the strong, practical, and responsible woman she’s grown up to be. 2016 Lincoln County Health & Wellness Guide 25


Creative Aging Advisory Committee to Lincoln County tarting as a small gathering of seniors S who had taken Dr. Farah’s Creative Aging class, this group’s interests grew into a

lum. Quality of life improvements have led to advocating for an increase in public transportation service and the development of an intergenerational community center.

social and political tour-de-force that has made significant changes in institutions and the lives of those over the age of 50 throughout the Lincoln County area.

Past projects include a questionnaire that assessed the perceived versus the actual needs for services that has become the basis for working towards making Lincoln County a senior-friendly community. Changes to ENMU-Ruidoso’s registration process have helped to overhaul the Community Education Curricu-

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This grass-roots initiative continues to help raise an awareness of the resources available for the growing demographic of older adults in Lincoln County. This class is free and meets regularly throughout the year at ENMURuidoso, Fridays from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact ENMU-Ruidoso Community Education at 575-257-3012 or Clara Farah at 575973-7835 or email clrfarah@gmail.com.


Reaping the benefits of alternative transportation By Andrea Fernandez

well, there will be a trolley running from Upper Canyon to Midtown this summer.

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lthough modern thought has many believing they need to drive to get around, financial, physical, social and other quality of life concerns have people rethinking the issue.

Arriving in our own vehicle gives us a sense of control, social status, independence, etc. As people become more aware of things like health, environment, and debt free living, people are learning to make choices that make alternative travel more beneficial. Consider how choosing alternatives can contribute to our financial wellbeing. In 2015, AAA reported the annual cost of car ownership to be at $8,698 annually. That would include monthly payment, insurance, gas, repairs and in some places, parking. My household of two adults operates mainly on one vehicle which has lessened our monthly expenses greatly. Alternatives like walking and biking are opportunities to fit in our wellness routines as well as social and family time. They get us moving, decrease stress by getting us out in nature, and help us to be a part of activity that is non-polluting and gentle on the earth. Being outdoors invites personal awareness of our environment and community.

When choosing to share a ride like car pooling or transit, we can benefit socially by getting to know people in our community. This can be especially good for seniors who are more likely to be isolated and new people who are learning their way around our community. Alternative transportation can help us alleviate some driving stress that comes with driving responsibility. It can also eliminate the pressure that comes with parking issues on busy weekends. For those that live too far in the community, try to park and walk/bike. This can help if the distance is too great or the amount of time we have is limited. Public transit is another alternative to get around. Places like the library, community center, ENMU, Senior Center and area museums are great leisure destinations. The kids (10-ish, mature, responsible and safe) can even ride to the pool, bowling alley, skate parks, disc golf, walking paths, community garden, etc. this summer. Teaching them to use alternatives is a great opportunity to teach health, safety, currency, independence, and social responsibility. Our area has Lincoln County Tansit (LCT) and the Z-Trans. Connecting these route systems could take us to Las Cruces for $5; pretty handy for NMSU college students and those that can make it a day trip. If all goes

Our community is catching on. Have you noticed more people enjoying our wonderful trails, parks and recreational centers? This Spring, the ridership of LCT increased more than 30 percent. Advocates like the Creative Aging Advisory Committee and the Lincoln County Community Health Council have targeted transit as a need for our elders, people who need access to health and wellness services, and an opportunity to balance the needs of our lower income or single parent homes. I have taken and find pleasure in all of these routes. I walk, bike, carpool, and have used LCT and the Z-Trans. I find them an interesting and beneficial change of pace. I get to keep more money in my pocket, see more of my environment, contribute to my fitness, and really get to know the wonderful people that make up Ruidoso and our surrounding communities. 2016 Lincoln County Health & Wellness Guide 27


Does someone you love have a gambling problem? S

ocial and recreational gambling is very much like social drinking and going dancing or being at a concert. Most people can do this without any problem.

But compulsive gambling (Gambling addiction) is an illness, much like alcohol or drug addiction. It may start as social gambling but for some, it progresses to compulsive gambling, resulting in the inability to stop, types of decline; ruined relationships, financial troubles, and family problems. Casino gambling is now part of life in many tribal communities. Compulsive gambling among Native people is as important to know about as other health issues are. Compulsive Gambling (addiction) does not just impact the gambler. Partners and Family members and friends are significantly affected by the compulsive gambler’s choices and behaviors.

• Insomnia, anxiety, and quick temper Perhaps some of these sound familiar or maybe you know or have a loved one suffering with a gambling problem? As with any kind of addict, a compulsive gambler will not admit there is a problem and does not want to discuss getting help. “I can stop any time I want”, they say. But usually, at least for the compulsive gambler, attempts to stop are temporary.

Compulsive gambling is often referred to as the “hidden illness” because only the loved ones of the compulsive gambler will ever know, as it is kept secret and because it affects the most personal aspects of family life: our relationships, our home life, our kids, and our finances. Because compulsive gambling is easily hidden and more difficult to detect than drug or alcohol use, compulsive gamblers may be able to hide their behaviors for a long time.

Sometimes, family members and loved ones contribute to denial, not meaning to, but they feel powerless to confront the gambler, so they say nothing. Or they may have even tried all sorts of approaches out of desperation. When these are unsuccessful they feel exhausted with holding everything up. The old saying that “you can’t help someone until they want to help themselves” comes to mind.

Here are some signs to look for if someone in your life is a compulsive gambler:

But…..there are things we can do. They aren’t easy, but if we take the wise path as a partner or a family member of a compulsive gambler, there is hope.

• Unaccounted for periods of time • Keeping secrets or lying about money • Increasing time spent gambling • Bragging and exaggerating gambling wins • Lying about losses • Neglecting responsibilities, family, and self-care • Moodiness • Asking for money or loans • Missing work due to gambling • Increasing arguments with partner or family members due to gambling • Changes in behavior when watching or listening to sports 28 2016 Lincoln County Health & Wellness Guide

First, those closest to the compulsive gambler must first get help - help for themselves. We actually can help someone with (gambling) addiction if we are in a balanced way ourselves. Otherwise it is tough to do much. To ask for help takes courage. To seek counsel for ourselves first means taking a deep breath and sharing with a trusted other, maybe a friend or maybe even someone who is trained. One way (there are many) is to take advantage of free counseling through the responsible gaming program of your casino. It is confidential and free. Some good things to remember: • Compulsive gambling, like other addictions, is continued on pg. 30


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Looking for a career in healthcare?

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kill Up Network: Pathways Acceleration in Technology and Healthcare (SUN PATH) in collaboration with ENMU-Ruidoso rolls out healthcare certificate programs designed to springboard career advancement.

ENMU-Ruidoso is proud to roll out enhanced allied health programs including: EMS Basic, Pre-Nursing certificate, Associates of Science, Health Information Technology Certificate and the Certified Nurse Assistant program (Summer 2016). Other programs in development for the Fall 2016 semester include: Medical Billing and Coding, EMS Advanced and an AAS degree in Paramedicine. ENMU-Ruidoso, as part of a consortium of 11 community colleges across the state, is working collaboratively with New Mexico business leaders in order to address and remedy education gaps for entry-level health care workers. In response to the demand for skilled health care professionals, ENMU-Ruidoso and the SUN PATH program are proud to announce that students now have

several health-care certificate programs available that have been enhanced in order to engage and support participants. The SUN PATH program aims to support students so that they can obtain certification, degrees and career advancement. In order to provide additional academic support, many courses are taught using the I-Best model which incorporates basic education and skill development. EMS Basic and courses in the Pre-Nursing pathway incorporate the I-Best model at ENMU-Ruidoso. Participants also have access to an on-site JDCC ( Job Development Career Coach) who can assist in resume development, career blue-printing and job placement. For more information, contact Rachel Whitehead-Saenz, Sun Path Site Coordinator at 575-257-2120 or via e-mail: rachel.whitehead@enmu.edu.

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classified as a chronic illness. It can be managed but not cured. • Partners and family members are not responsible for this problem. • Take care not to enable the compulsive gambler – that means not doing for them what they are responsible for. This can be done without it feeling unsupportive, cold, or uncaring. • Th ere is an old saying, “bett er to give a hand up than a handout”. • When we allow our loved ones to be responsible for themselves we are saying “I know you can do it”. • What are we saying if we do it for them? • Do not lend money, bailout or co-sign on loans for gambling debt. • Do not trust them with money until they are in recovery. • Living with someone who gambles compulsively is very stressful to live with. • It has been described as being in co-addiction for 30 2016 Lincoln County Health & Wellness Guide

the partner or family member – meaning it is an illness for them too. • It is important to remember you are not the only person in this situation and there are lots of people who can help. • Talk it through with the another person and, if necessary, get professional help • Be positive, fi rm, and constructive. • Do not condemn them or try to make them feel bad about themselves. • Remember: Compulsive gambling is an illness, so it will take time to bring it into being managed. Daniel Blackwood is the Director of The Compulsive Gambling Treatment Center and Integrity Recovery House, offering help for problem gamblers, their partners and family at The Evolution Group, Inc. in Albuquerque. Call 1-800-572-1010.


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