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Virtual Reality and Coping Skills

May 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Most addicts have a difficult time coping with life, so here is a new idea to think about for drug addiction treatment . . .

A new study by University of Houston Associate Professor Patrick Bordnick found that a virtual reality (VR) environment can provide the climate necessary to spark an alcohol craving so that patients can practice how to say “no” in a realistic and safe setting.

He investigated VR as a tool for assessing and treating addictions. He studied 40 alcohol-dependent people who were not receiving treatment (32 men and eight women). Wearing a VR helmet, each was guided through 18 minutes of virtual social environments that included drinking.

The participant’s drink of choice was included in each scene. Using a game pad, each rated his or her cravings and attention to the alcohol details in each room. Each then was interviewed following the experience.

“What we found was that the VR environments were real enough that their cravings were intensified. So, now we can develop coping skills, practice them in those very realistic environments until those skills are working tools for them to use in real life,” Bordnick said.

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Oprah and David Sheff are Wrong!

April 11th, 2008 · No Comments

David Sheff, author of the book, Beautiful Boy, was a guest on the Oprah show this week. About half way through the program where they are discussing drug treatment programs, Oprah states that “relapse is a part of the treatment” and David Sheff concurs.

This is not true!

Relapse does not have to be a part of treatment in recovery but this is what most people believe.

When I read the book, I could see where the author had spent a lot of time and research trying to get answers to help solve his son’s drug addiction. Unfortunately he did not find the right people who had the answers.

My research shows that most drug treatment centers have a low success rate of 25% or less but it is possible to have success rates above 75% using methods that address the whole person – body, mind and spirit. This is where conventional treatment programs fail.

Some of the resources that people should review are:

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Overcoming Drug Abuse/Addictions

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Want a program to overcome drug abuse/addiction that promises a high success rate? Review this impressive package that includes PDF eBooks, audio MP3s, and video which you can download immediately: www.addictionsolutioncenter.com

This program brings forth the answers from experts in the alternative and integrative medicine field who have had great success in healing those who have abused drugs.

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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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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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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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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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Consequences of Addiction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

November 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Dr Charles GantCharles Gant, MD, PhD, is a leading orthomolecular physician who has practiced complementary medicine for over 30 years. Dr. Gant is nationally recognized for devising nutritional and detoxification interventions for nicotine, alcohol and substance abuse, ADHD along with other common, chronic medical and psychological problems.

Dr. Gant has also authored or coauthored books such as: “End Your Addiction Now”, and “End Nicotine Addiction Now”.

He recently gave a presentation at the Beyond Talk Therapy: New Frontiers in Addiction Treatment Symposium in Sacramento, California. His topic: Introduction to Integrative Addictionology – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The video presentation is a ‘must see’ for anyone who wants to learn about effective treatment without drugs.

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Simple Solution To Prison Violence

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Most people in the prison system are there because of drugs. Why do you think?

Could some of it be that the persons body chemistry was out of balance and they were self medicating to try and find an answer and that is why they started using drugs in the first place?

Research has also shown that many violent kids have had an unbalanced biochemistry. Violence often leads people to prisons.

Don’t you think that the people in charge of our prison systems would look at all possibilities to lower prison violence and recidivism. Like maybe they should test prisoners and see if they are biochemically out of balance? Or, at least they could give a very nutritious meal?

Professor Stephen Schoenthaler from California State University, Stanislaus, has some fascinating research that should enlighten all of us.

In the past 25 years, Professor Stephen Schoenthaler’s work has appeared in many prestigious scholarly journals worldwide and he has published over 40 peer reviewed articles and 150 professional presentations in addition to having multiple television specials devoted to his work. What interests many is his discovery that the use of vitamin-mineral supplements was able to reduce, on average, prison rule violations 38% in California using supplements that cost 4 cents per day, with a savings to taxpayers in a ratio of $1 invested in supplement returning $1,000 to the State within one month. This research has been repeated and confirmed by Oxford University in England and other researchers in The Netherlands.

How did Dr. Schoenthaler figure a ratio of $1 invested in supplements returns $1,000 within a month to the Department of Corrections?

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics document entitled “Prison Rule Violators,” there is an average of 1.75 violations per inmate per year, but 8% average 11 or more per year. Approximately 20% are violent without injury and 10% are violent with injury. Rule violations typically result in administrative actions that result in sanctions such as a loss of good time (that allows early prison), segregation, solitary confinement, and occasional criminal prosecution by local district attorneys.

The costs associated with rule violations include:

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