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Alternative Treatments of Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them,
is filled with practical information about alternative 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

Alternative Treatments of Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them, will help you
•Understand your symptoms of substance abuse better
•Take inventory of your symptoms
•Learn about a variety of non-medication approaches for managing symptoms of alcohol or drug abuse and withdrawal, and preventing relapse
•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
•How the treatment works
•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

"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

This book is part of a series on alternative and integrative treatments in mental health care. The other books in the series cover the following mental health problems:
•Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
•Bipolar disorder
•Dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
•Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Health, Mind & Body
July 7
James Lake, MD
Smashwords, Inc.

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