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Addiction and Substance Abuse are reaching an epidemic level according to a groundbreaking report published by the National Center on Addiction from Columbia University. Despite the fact that addiction is on the increase the vast majority of people in need of addiction treatment do not receive anything that is remotely related to evidence-based care. Furthermore only a small fraction of individuals receive interventions or treatment consistent with scientific based knowledge. The problem is that most treatment protocols currently used to treat addiction are antiquated and are exactly the same as the treatment used in 1950. It is so unfortunate that no modern individualized tailored scientific based, addiction treatment approaches were implemented in the last 64 years. AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center is one of the pioneer institutions that focus on a natural, wholistic approach to addiction treatment. They formed the Integrative Addiction Institute in order that healthcare professionals could become better informed.

 

Whether the addiction is to drugs, substances, eating disorders, sex or gambling, Dr. Dalal Akoury, who spearheads the Integrative Addiction Institute and AWAREmed deploys combined evidence-based medications, natural therapeutic approaches and psychosocial therapies to synergistically align the body, mind and spirt, to ultimately provide long-term life changes.

 

A new era in natural addiction treatment is rapidly evolving; now is the time for medical professionals to update their knowledge and understanding in treating those with addiction problems. Integrative Addiction Institute has created a totally unique conference that will provide a range of distinguished speakers across a wide variety of addiction issues, to enable doctors and therapist to go back to their clinics and practice a more comprehensive, new integrative approach to treating addiction. The conference will have both regular lectures and interactive sessions.