Emerging Understandings & Solutions for Addictions

By Dr. Chas Gant, M.D., Ph.D.

Did you know that addiction is, by far, the number one cause of death and disability, with tobacco use alone responsible for more than 400,000 deaths per year in the U.S. and over 5 million worldwide?  If we ignore addictions (which some would call “denial”), then it would appear that cardiovascular disease, cancer, suicide and cirrhosis lead the mortality statistics, but addiction looms behind many of those statistics as the root cause.

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Best Addiction Recovery

The Best Addiction Recovery Book in the Universe! Why Supplements May Be The Most Important Part Of A Recovery Program

By Matt Finch on Apr 19, 2015

End Your Addiction Now

A few years ago, I read a book that revolutionized the way I viewed addiction treatment. End Your Addiction Now: The Proven Nutritional Supplement Program That Can Set You Free, by Dr. Charles Gant, opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities.

While Dr. Gant served as the Medical Director of the Tully Hill Hospital, a drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation facility in New York, he created a unique treatment program that focused on the use of all-natural nutritional supplements. Thousands of patients were instructed to take nutrients (amino acids, minerals, vitamins, etc.) as part of their overall treatment plans. Read More

Recovery Quotes

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  • “I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” – Charlotte Brontë
  • “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb
  • “Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.” – Carrie Fisher
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Detoxing for Life

Detoxing for Life – Staying and Getting Healthy in a Toxic World

By Dr. Chas Gant, M.D., Ph.D.

Being healthy in a toxic world requires taking on a new understanding of what is involved in both staying and getting healthy. Living on the edge of a 200-year industrial revolution, which has brought us astonishing benefits, has also caused unintended problems like chemical and energetic pollution and malnutrition from eating processed food, all of which are driving toxicity-related health problems.

We are discovering that many medical and psychiatric problems are caused by toxicities, so preventing or resolving them requires a straightforward process. Step one: avoid or minimize exposure to toxins. Step two: enhance the detoxification of toxins already stored in the body. We are now learning the importance of step three: make detoxing a way of life.

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The Third Leg of the Stool

The Third Leg of the Stool: Nutritional Support for the Addicted Brain

By Christina Veselak, LMFT

The American Medical Association has long understood that addiction is a brain driven, bio-psycho-social  illness. Traditional treatment programs, including Alcoholics Anonymous have done a great job developing effective approaches to the psychological, social and spiritual aspects of addiction. However, for the most part, these programs do not teach their clients the skills necessary to address or manage the biochemical and brain imbalances that drive addiction. Thus relapse rates are chronically high, and even when people do manage to stay sober, they are often plagued by ongoing depression, anxiety, irritability and insomnia. This leads them to seek relief by going to psychiatrists whose tool-boxes are generally limited to the use of psychotropic medications, thus rendering patients dependent upon them for lifetime prescriptions. Many addicts and alcoholics go into treatment to get off mood altering substances, only to leave treatment on more drugs than they entered with. Furthermore, many of these drugs are toxic, have serious side effects, or stop working effectively after a while. Just as importantly,  these drugs do not address the root causes of brain imbalance.

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