Addiction Certification

Addiction Certification

8.9% of the U.S. population aged 12 or older meets the clinical diagnostic criteria for a drug or alcohol use disorder: an estimate of 22.1 million. 2.9 million have been classified with a substance use disorder of both alcohol and illicit drugs. While the number continues to skyrocket, most patients in need of rehabilitation and treatment do not receive care.

Whether the addiction involves substances, food, or other processes, this 4-part certification is designed to provide healthcare practitioners with a combined evidence-based approach, integrating natural therapeutic approaches in conjunction with psychosocial that spur long-term lifestyle changes and impactful results.

The program’s coursework covers addictions to foods, drugs (stimulants, depressants, hypoxia inducing agents), alcohol, sex, stealing, and technology addictions; neuroendocrine pathways such as dopamine, serotonin, and tryptophan; changes to the HPA axis and thyroid; detoxification of organs including the liver, kidney, skin, bowel, and lungs; mitochondrial and other energy-producing states will also be discussed in terms of their relationship to addiction; pain control co-occurring addictions involving psychiatric and other medical disorders; the endocannabinoid system; and epigenetic regulations in substance abuse disorders. This certification provides the necessary clinical education to treat patients with addictions.

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

Addiction Module XXV (A)

Physician (MD, DO, MBBS)

$2,250

Addiction Module XXV (A)

Allied Health

$2,000

Course Description

This Module will include a general overview of addiction and its root causes, in addition to what constitutes an addiction, and how to determine whether or not someone is addicted. Instructors will also review and assess process addictions like food, sex, shoplifting, gambling, and technology.

Module XXV (B) Addiction: Neuroendocrine Pathways & Detoxification

Addiction Module XXV (B)

Physician (MD, DO, MBBS)

$2,250

Addiction Module XXV (B)

Allied Health

$2,000

Course Description

This Module will examine the electric and electromagnetic changes that result from addiction, in addition to a discussion of the neuroendocrine pathways and dopamine, serotonin, and tryptophan. Lectures will also review changes in the HPA axis and thyroid, and the body’s detoxification process: organs of detoxification such as the liver, kidney, skin, bowel, and lungs will be evaluated. Mitochondrial and other energy-producing states will be covered.

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

Addiction Module XXV (C)

Physician (MD, DO, MBBS)

$2,250

Addiction Module XXV (C)

Allied Health

$2,000

Course Description

This Module concentrates on pain control and co-occurring addictions with psychiatric and other medical disorders. Lectures will further discuss the endocannabinoid system and epigenetic regulations in substance abuse disorders.

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

Addiction Module XXV (D)

Physician (MD, DO, MBBS)

$2,250

Addiction Module XXV (D)

Allied Health

$2,000

Course Description

This Module presents the differences between coaching, therapy, counseling, and sponsorship, in addition to the ecology of coaching and the ways in which the process is effective in empowering patients to actively engage in their recovery processes. Coaches will learn skills in order to build trust and rapport with patients, and assist them in exploring new possibilities and identifying the actions necessary to lead a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.