Addiction Certification

8.9% of the U.S. population aged 12 or older would meet the diagnostic criteria for a drug or alcohol use disorder. This was an estimated 22.1 million persons. Of these, 2.9 million were classified with a substance use disorder of both alcohol and illicit drugs. With this rising number, many patients in need of treatment do not receive evidence-based care.

Whether the addiction is to drugs, substances, eating disorders, or other, this 4-part certification will provide the healthcare practitioner a combined evidence-based approach, integrate natural therapeutic approaches as well as psychosocial therapies to provide your patient with long-term lifestyle changes and results.

This 4-part certification program’s course work includes addictions to foods, drugs (stimulant, depressant, hypoxia inducing agents), alcohol, sex, work, shop lifting, gambling, and computer addictions; neuroendocrine pathways such as dopamine, serotonin and tryptophan; changes to the HPA axis and thyroid; detoxification of organs such as liver, kidney, skin, bowel and lungs will be examined; mitochondrial and other energy producing states will also be deliberated in their relationship to addiction; pain control and addictions that co-occur with psychiatric and other medical disorders; endocannabinoid system; epigenetic regulations in substance abuse disorders. For all types of practitioners that are involved in overall care, this certification provides the necessary education to treat patients dealing with an addiction.

Physician
(MD, DO, MBBS)
Allied Health

Module XXV (A) Addiction: Biochemical, Metabolic, Neurobiologic and Psycho-emotional

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This Module will be an overview of addiction. Questions such as: Who me? How do you know if you, or someone you love, or one of your patients has an addiction? Sugar is the most addicting substance on earth. There are biochemical, metabolic, neuroendocrine, neurobiologic & psycho-emotional similarities & differences between other addictions & sugar. These other addictions will be discussed as well such as foods, drugs (stimulant, depressant, hypoxia inducing agents), alcohol, sex, work, shoplifting, gambling & computer addictions.

Physician
(MD, DO, MBBS)
Allied Health

Module XXV (B) Addiction: Neuroendocrine Pathways & Detoxification

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This Module will look at the electric & electromagnetic changes that result from addiction. The neuroendocrine pathways will be discussed such as dopamine, serotonin & tryptophan. Changes in the HPA axis & thyroid will also be elucidated. The body's ability to detoxify has a great deal to do with addiction as well. Organs of detoxification such as the liver, kidney, skin, bowel & lungs will be examined. Mitochondrial & other energy producing states will also be deliberated in their relationship to addiction.

Physician
(MD, DO, MBBS)
Allied Health

Module XXV (C) Addiction: Pain Control & Psychiatric Disorders

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This Module will concentrate on pain control & also addictions that co-occur with psychiatric & other medical disorders. Furthermore, the endocannabinoid system & addiction will be elucidated. Epigenetic regulations in substance abuse disorders will likewise be discussed.

Physician
(MD, DO, MBBS)
Allied Health

Module XXV (D) Coaching Skills & Tools for Addiction Healthcare Providers

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Participants will come away with an understanding of the differences between coaching, therapy, counseling and sponsorship, as well as the ecology of coaching and why this process is so effective in empowering patients to actively engage in their recovery process. In establishing the coaching relationship, coaches have the skills to build trust and rapport with their patients and enroll them in exploring new possibilities, creating a vision and identifying the actions necessary to lead a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

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