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An Innovative Program to Prevent Addiction Relapse

Mission Statement
We are dedicated to changing the world and making it better by helping people with an addiction to self-heal by mindfully waking up, being present and preventing relapse.


The One-Heart Vision, LLC and The Scottsdale Institute for Health and Medicine Center for Mindfulness "90 Day Residential Mindfulness Based Addictive Behavior Relapse Prevention Pilot Program."

"Our Relapse Prevention Program can be used as a stand alone approach or as a supplement/complement to any other addiction treatment program."

Beginning on July 10, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona, Donon Regan, Founder/Director of One-Heart Vision, LLC and Paul Sugar, Director of the Scottsdale Institute of Health and Medicine Center for Mindfulness are pioneering a new 90-day residential "Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention Pilot Program" for people with substance abuse problems. For decades both the National Institute of Drug Abuse and Alcoholics Anonymous have modeled drug and alcohol addiction as a "brain disease." Both Mr. Regan and Mr. Sugar suggest the primary cause of relapse is more closely associated with being emotionally identified with habitual "thoughts." People with an addiction have conditioned their thoughts through use of drugs and alcohol, thereby setting up repeated cravings. Because the addict "identifies" immediately with thoughts of "using" they continue to relapse over and over again. We can help them get back to sober living and stay there.

Most people get between 20,000 and 50,000 thoughts a day. About one per second. If you are in active addiction, those thoughts have one theme: getting more drugs or alcohol. If someone is knocking at your door that many times a day, you will answer it. The underlying problem is the addict's "unconscious" behavior through lack of "presence." The term "unconscious" means that addicts are totally identifying with their thoughts. They believe they are their thoughts when in actuality they are not. A person that is "awake," "present," or "mindful" realizes that they are not their thoughts. They are the silent witness that can observe their thoughts without succumbing to an emotional knee jerk reaction thereby creating a new relationship with their thoughts and their emotions. This new relationship allows them to bring choice back into their lives.

People who are Mindfully Present do not use drugs, have a criminal mentality, or participate in negative or other self-destructive behavior. People who are Mindfully Present feel consciously connected to themselves, others and to the world around them. They have totally actively accepted life as it is and thereby enjoy a constant state of well-being. People who are not Mindfully Present are unconscious to and dissatisfied with their present moment, they are stuck in their story from yesterday, are constantly looking to some future event for salvation. Fear is their constant companion as they continue to resist and fight "what is".
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Donon's Story

His road to awakening to the principles of being Mindfully Present took decades. Like many people, his childhood years were a mixture of abandonment, violence, alcoholism, and physical abuse that netted several incarcerations before his 20th birthday. Once honorably discharged from a short stint in the Marine Corps in 1967, he did a swan dive into the drug culture of the late '60s. His first trip, (one out of eight) to drug treatment was in 1970 at Synanon in San Francisco, and Oakland California. In the '70s, Mr. Regan went through Werner Erhard's EST program, group therapy, attack therapy, gestalt therapy, the VA, hundreds of 12 Step meetings, and several religious organizations, he even studied Eastern philosophy. Then, he got caught up in the tsunami of cocaine that hit America in the early '80s. In 1997, after a weekend cocaine binge, he dropped dead on his kitchen floor.

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Paramedics revived him with 10 shocks after he was dead for almost 10 minutes. This event earned him a pacemaker for life. He had blown away 2/3s of his heart during that experience. It was after one year of rehabilitation, in which he was even afraid to even smoke a cigarette, when his mind said, "It took a half-ounce of cocaine to kill you, maybe we could do $20 worth and get away with it." It then took another 7 years of pacemaker shocks and addictive misery before he found the answer to eliminating his severe addiction: Being Mindfully Present. That was in 2004. A 20-year cocaine addiction that resembled Godzilla finally died in its tracks.

Then, in 2008, Mr. Regan felt what he had learned might be of use to help people like himself who were suffering from incarceration and addiction issues. In 2009, he created and produced a pilot program for men and women inmates with substance abuse problems,  under the auspices the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Rehabilitation and Re-entry Programs Division. It was a success, and was the inspiration for the current relapse prevention pilot program he is teaching this summer in Mesa, Arizona.

Paul's Story

Paul Sugar

As far back as I can remember, I had been afraid of dying. I tried to put it out of mind in many different ways, but it kept coming back over and over again. The part of dying that I feared was my belief that dying meant not existing anymore.

By the time I reached the age of 21, I was experiencing fear 24/7. It completely overshadowed my life and I felt miserable. It was at that time that I went to visit an old friend who introduced me to someone who was studying meditation, spirituality, and all related subjects. We talked about dying, and he invited me to join a group of like-minded people who were on spiritual quests for different reasons. He assured me that this was the path to take if I wanted to address my fear of dying.

When I met the people in the group, I discovered that they all had different approaches to spirituality. I was exposed to Eastern and Western traditions of the spiritual path and was drawn to both. I delved deeply into the practices of Kabbalah, Yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. I practiced and studied meditation of all kinds and learned about all the great spiritual traditions. This is when I first encountered mindfulness.

As soon as I began these studies/practices, I started to experience a new sense of intuition and glimpses of greater awareness. I was coming to a new spiritual understanding in ways that I was not accustomed to up to that point in my life. This new way of experiencing was shattering my concept of reality and leaving me with nothing to hang on to.

These new experiences left me to question my sense of reality, and I had to deal with the emotions that came with that. Emotions such as fear, depression, anxiety, and confusion were becoming a big part of my life.

Gradually, those uncomfortable feelings went away and I came to understand and experience the continuity of consciousness and being and to experience a very deep sense of peace, stillness, and focus in the present moment.

As the peace deepened and the fear of dying went away, my life got better in every way. I started teaching these things as soon as I grasped the importance of my studies and mindfulness practice. I wanted everyone to have the opportunity to experience what that kind of peace can do for their lives. I also felt like the planet would be a better place if people suffered less.

Mindfulness has the ability to create this deep peace. It is the starting point for all healing and is the basis for experiencing life more deeply.

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Contact us today to learn more about our 90 Day Residential Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention Pilot Program.
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Event: The One-Heart Vision, LLC and The Scottsdale Institute for Health and Medicine Center for Mindfulness 90 Day Residential Mindfulness Based Addictive Behavior Relapse Prevention Pilot Program.

Date: July 10, 2017 though September 29, 2017

Where: Mesa, Arizona: We will be interviewing and qualifying women with a history of substance abuse to fill 12 positions for the 90 day Mindfulness based Addictive Behavior Relapse Prevention Pilot Program. For more information please call Donon Regan at 480-245-6100 or 512-363-0481.

This short video details the first pilot program for men and women prison inmates with substance abuse addictions. The "Power of Now" pilot program was created and conducted by Donon Regan. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Rehabilitation and Re-entry Programs Division approved the pilot program and the program workbook for further classes. This program was created so all inmates could learn how to, "stay in the present moment" and to "dis-identify" from negative thought patterns. Thus preventing inmates from relapsing from longtime conditioned thoughts and their addictive behavior.


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(480) 245-6100

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Phoenix, AZ

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Monday - Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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