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Alcohol and Drug Abuse: The Integrative Mental Health Solution

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


Integrative mental healthcare:
•is a person-centered approach that emphasizes maintaining optimal health and wellness
•takes into account the symptoms, preferences and circumstances of each unique person
•focuses on treating symptoms not disorders
•uses conventional mainstream approaches like medications and psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies like herbal medicines and acupuncture
•uses the best available research evidence to develop an individualized treatment plan

Alcohol and Drug Abuse: The Integrative Mental Health Solution
is filled with practical information about safe, effective and affordable treatments including:
•herbals, vitamins and other natural supplements
•whole body approaches
•meditation and mind-body practices
•light, sound and other established energy therapies
•subtle energy therapies

Alcohol and Drug Abuse: The Integrative Mental Health Solution includes extensive hyperlinks within the text, and links to valuable internet resources to give you the maximum amount of information in the shortest amount of time.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse: The Integrative Mental Health Solution will help you
•Understand your symptoms of substance abuse better
•Take inventory of your symptoms
•Learn about a variety of non-medication approaches for treating symptoms of alcohol or drug abuse
•Develop a customized treatment plan that makes sense for you
•Re-evaluate your treatment plan and make changes if your initial plan doesn’t work

Treatment approaches are summarized in easy-to-read bullets so you can easily find key information on a variety of treatment choices, including:
•Name of treatment and category (biological, whole-body, mind-body and energetic)
•How the treatment works (comments on the mechanism of action where known)
•Dosages (for natural supplements) or frequency or duration of use to achieve beneficial effects (for whole body, mind-body or energy approaches)
•Examples of safe and effective combinations with other treatments
•Comments and warnings about adverse effects and particular treatment combinations that may be unsafe and should be avoided
•Duration of treatment needed to achieve beneficial results (where known)

"Dr. Lake presents an Integrative Solution with a difference. People who are struggling with their alcohol and other drug use may wish to utilize a wider range of treatments than those traditionally used. In this book, Dr. Lake provides clear and concise advice based on his deep understanding of the medical evidence. This book will allow people to better engage in their own health care and their own treatment planning, integrating whole body, mindfulness and energy work with their more traditional health care provider’s treatment plan.

This book is a valuable tool for people who wish an integrative approach as they struggle with addiction, and I can think of no better consultant for those on this journey than Dr. James Lake."

Kelly J. Clark, MD, DFAPA, FASAM, President-Elect, American Society of Addiction Medicine

"Addictions and substance abuse can be a very difficult problem to address. Dr Lake has combined his encyclopedic knowledge of the current science with practical advice to simplify the options for anyone struggling with these challenging issues. I particularly like his rating system for treatments that makes it much easier to know what is reasonable, safe and effective. Very helpful resource."

Scott Shannon, MD author of Parenting the Whole Child

Alcohol and Drug Abuse: The Integrative Mental Health Solution
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Published: Jul 07, 2015
  • Publisher: James Lake, MD
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 60 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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