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Recovery Assistants Foundation Offers Hope

November 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Recovery Assistants Foundation is a charitable organization that offers hope for recovery for those struggling with mental health conditions such as ADD, ADHD, depression, addictions, bi-polar, anxiety disorders and the results of childhood abuse.

The Foundation provides support services and programs designed to treat the whole person, by addressing their needs in the areas of mental, physical, nutritional and spiritual wellness –a holistic approach to healing.

Healthy Minds For a Healthy Community – Impact on Lives

* Individuals are given the emotional, mental and financial support they need to balance brain chemistry.

* By receiving a clear diagnosis, behaviors improve and stigmas are replaced with knowledge.

* Clients learn to function in their lives – becoming more productive at work, home care, in dealing with debt/financial issues, and participation in life.

* Communication skills are improved allowing marriages and families to unite and relationships to heal.

* Children show positive change in behavior – self esteem and communication increases, grades improve, violence decreases, friendships and other relationships get better.

* Parents are prepared with resources to care for their child and empowered with knowledge of their child’s physical and emotional needs.

* Skills are learned to heal from abuse and develop boundaries.

* Leaders maintain integrity and passion for what they are called to do – gaining confidence to teach, disciple and lead with health and wholeness.

* Individuals have the resources to stay clean and sober from addictions.

* Goals that clients have set are achieved in every area of life from education and employment to spiritual walk and character development.

* Through counseling, support groups and other resources, clients become healthy and create positive change in their community.

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The Best Type of Psychotherapy For Drug Addicts

August 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Psychotherapy is an important tool in the struggle to overcome drug abuse. Various forms of psychotherapy have been employed to help individuals understand the past and learn problem solving strategies for dealing with many of life’s pressing problems.

Psychotherapy is known by different names such as therapy, talk therapy, counseling, and psychosocial therapy. Psychotherapy is an important part of a comprehensive drug treatment program and any program you enter should include individual as well as group counseling sessions.

Psychotherapy can help in many ways. Some of these include:

* Discovering effective coping techniques and new possibilities for solving problems. Many substance abusers report using drugs to help them cope with life. Discovering alternative ways of dealing with the ups and downs of life is vital to lasting recovery.

* Understanding some of the reasons for abusing substances.

* Learning to identify and change behaviors and/or thoughts that can adversely affect your life.

* Exploring important relationships and experiences and learning how they may be helping or hindering your recovery.

* Learning to set and reach realistic goals. Understanding how to think in terms of goals is an effective strategy in overcoming depression.

Psychotherapy is important in alleviating symptoms of mental illness that may be underlying factors in substance abuse. Therapy may be short-term or long-term, depending on the individual situation. Psychotherapy sessions can be conducted in group, family or individual therapy settings.

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Amino Acid Therapy is Effective For Drug Abuse Recovery

August 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Amino-acid Therapy is a powerful natural means of healing and repair from drug abuse. This approach offers a highly effective alternative to standard addiction therapies.

It is generally accepted that 20 amino acids are important to human nutrition for adults. They are the chemical units or “building blocks” of the body that make up proteins. They are all crucial to our health for repairing the body, promoting proper functioning of the blood, and enhancing communication within the brain and nervous system.

Amino acids are divided into two groups: essential and non-essential. Both types of amino acids are necessary for human functioning. The difference between the two groups is that essential amino acids are not synthesized by our bodies so it’s essential that we get them from another source. Because amino acids are not stored in the body like fats or carbohydrates, we have to consume them on a regular basis to maintain normal physical and mental health.

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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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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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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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Alternative Treatment International

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Here is one addiction treatment resource that may be helpful in solving your health condition.

Drug Addiction and Alcoholism can be devastating for the individual and family alike. Not only does the Addicted individual suffer, but the direct family will have their lives turned upside down, becoming drained emotionally and physically, and usually, the problem accompanies serious financial loss. For many years Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs have primarily been focused on a 12 Step method. In fact, 97% of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Programs surveyed include the twelve-step process.

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Addiction Psychiatrist Offers Free Information On Alcohol Addiction Options

May 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Here is a news note that may be helpful for someone in need:

July 19, 2006 — Addiction Psychiatrist and addiction expert offers no cost, no obligation information on alcoholism recovery and alcohol addiction treatment options. Five (5) part mini-course at

Also offers free call-in times to answer questions about alcoholism treatment and recovery options. Any question on addiction will be answered directly by Stephen Gilman, M.D. Anyone interested should call 212-229-2503 on Wednesdays or Saturdays between 8 AM and 9 AM EST.  

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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a federal agency that is part of the National Institutes of Health, issued 13 principles of effective treatment for drug addiction in 1999. These principles call for the treatment of the whole person:

1. No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals.

2. Treatment needs to be readily available.

3. Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use.

4. An individual’s treatment and services plan must be assessed continually and modified as necessary to ensure that the plan meets the person’s changing needs.

5. Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness.

6. Individual or group counseling and other behavioral therapies are critical components of effective treatment for addiction.

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Street Drug Addiction

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Street drugs refers to illegal drugs that people buy on the “street” from friends or dealers.

Drugs with the greatest addictive potential are: narcotics, including morphine, opium, heroin, and methadone; depressants such as barbiturates, and sedatives; stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines; hallucinogenic drugs; and marijuana.

Marijuana is one of the most drugs in the world.

We will be taking a look at each of these drugs and offering possible solutions for recovery.

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