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Entries from November 2007

The Hidden Story of Addiction Treatment

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Stan StokesStan Stokes, MS, CCDC is CEO and President of Bridging the Gaps, Inc., an integrated treatment facility for adults in Winchester, VA.

Bridging the Gaps is highly successful and their treatment provides a 12-Step based psychosocial program while focusing on rebalancing brain chemistry and building up the body through the use of oral and intravenous therapy, acupuncture, exercise, meditation, and other stress reduction techniques.

Stans professional background includes over 30 years experience in the addictions field both in the military and private sectors. He brings an innovative approach to the treatment field by integrating traditional and alternative health approaches to addictions recovery.

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Tags: Drug Addiction Alternative Treatment

Nutritional Approaches to Addiction Recovery

November 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Hyla Cass, MD, has integrated metabolic medicine with psychiatry in her clinical practice of over 20 years, and is a noted public speaker, consultant, and educator on complementary medicine and psychiatry, women’s health , and natural treatments for anxiety disorders, depression and addiction.

She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, and has written numerous books including Natural Highs and Supplement Your Prescription.

Dr. Cass’ years of experience have yielded three guiding principles:

1-Treat the whole person – mind, body, spirit, and environment.
2-Look first for the deepest root problems beneath any symptoms.
3-Apply a continuum of treatments, always beginning with the safest, most natural, and most benign.

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Marijuana and Meth: Treatment That Works

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Julia holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, as well as a California marriage and family therapy license and has frequently appeared as an expert on radio and television programs. She is the author of The Mood Cure, a brain repair manual for mood and addiction problems, and the best selling The Diet Cure on recovery from carbohydrate addiction. She also presents training seminars in amino acid therapy for treatment of chemical dependency.

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The Effect of Nutrition on Behavior and Performance

November 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Stephen Schoenthaler holds a PhD in Sociology with a specialization in Criminology from the State University of New York in Buffalo. He developed an interest in nutrition and behavior research while teaching and that interest has continued for over 25 years at CSU, Stanislaus. Dr. Schoenthalers work has appeared in all four of the most prestigious scholarly journals worldwide. He has also published over 40 peer reviewed articles and 150 professional presentations in addition to having multiple television specials devoted to his work.

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Tags: Sugar Addiction

Dual Diagnosis: Mental Illness as a Nutritional Deficiency Disease

November 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Dr. Joan Mathews-LarsonJoan Mathews-Larson, PhD, is a pioneer in the addiction field and has authored national best-selling books, “Seven Weeks to Sobriety” and “Depression Free, Naturally“.

Dr. Larson is the founder and Executive Director of the Health Recovery Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, an orthomolecular (psycho-biological) model for treating addiction and emotional disorders. This unique focus combines therapy with physiological intervention to repair biochemical damage that often manifests as impaired mental functioning and behavior problems. Her work has received national recognition because of the high recovery rates this model produces.

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The Process of Recovery

November 13th, 2007 · No Comments


Cardwell Nuckols, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in such areas as behavioral medicine and addictions treatment. Dr. Nuckols, has been a clinical and developmental consultant for more then thirty years.

Over the years, he has served the healthcare field in multiple capacities as a clinician, supervisor, program director and hospital administrator. In addition, he is the author of numerous books, journals, and audio and video programs.

Dr. Nuckols recently gave a presentation at the Beyond Talk Therapy: New Frontiers in Addiction Treatment Symposium in Sacramento, California. His topic is Learning to Live Gracefully in the Moment: The Process of Recovery.

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Why Stop Smoking?

November 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Recent research presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 54th Annual Meeting, suggests that in humans, prenatal and adolescent exposure to nicotine has harmful effects on auditory and visual attention in adolescents.

Lead researcher Leslie K. Jacobsen, MD, from Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, said that they looked at 4 groups of adolescents:

* 67 smokers with prenatal exposure to maternal smoking.
* 44 smokers with no prenatal exposure to maternal smoking.
* 25 nonsmokers with prenatal exposure to maternal smoking.
* 45 nonsmokers with no prenatal exposure to maternal smoking.

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Tags: Smoking - Nicotine Addiction

Eliminating the Top Causes of Relapse in Recovery

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Julia Ross photoJulia Ross is a pioneer in the field of nutritional psychology and a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders and addictions. She has founded and directed six successful recovery programs since 1980 in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently the Executive Director of the Recovery Systems Clinic in Mill Valley, California.

Julia holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, as well as a California marriage and family therapy license and has frequently appeared as an expert on radio and television programs. She is the author of The Mood Cure, a brain repair manual for mood and addiction problems, and the best selling The Diet Cure on recovery from carbohydrate addiction. She also presents training seminars in amino acid therapy for treatment of chemical dependency.

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Marijuana and Behavioral Development

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Prenatal marijuana exposure had significant effects on the developing central nervous system (CNS) in children and adolescents according to recent research. These findings were presented in a symposium about in utero substance exposure at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 54th Annual Meeting .

Weed Woes

“For people who grew up in the 1960s, this was a big disappointment,” said Nancy L. Day, PhD, from the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, referring to the marijuana study findings. “We all thought marijuana was a good drug, but it’s not,” she added.

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Tags: Marijuana Addiction

Beyond Therapy – Nutritional Medicine to Solve Addiction

November 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Joan Mathews-Larson photoJoan Mathews-Larson holds a doctorate in nutrition and is the founder and Executive Director of the Health Recovery Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, an orthomolecular (psycho-biological) model for treating addiction and emotional disorders. This unique focus combines therapy with physiological intervention to repair biochemical damage that often manifests as impaired mental functioning and behavior problems. Her work has received national recognition because of the high recovery rates this model produces.

She is a pioneer in the field and has authored national best-selling books, “Seven Weeks to Sobriety” and “Depression Free, Naturally“. This has led to over 500 TV and radio appearances. Dr. Larson has also been named as one of an elite group of six national researchers and practitioners who have made a significant contribution to the world of medicine.

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