​​​​ Join us in Salt Lake City, November 2, 3, & 4, 2017 for an intensive weekend version of our Level One Training. It will cover amino acid and nutrient therapy, the Pro-Recovery Diet, gut repair for optimal mental health, and practical ways to integrate these skills into your existing practice or program. This approach supports detox and recovery from substance abuse, and reversing post acute withdrawal, as well as  recovery from depression, anxiety, insomnia and violent behavior.​

                Our Mission

What Makes Us So Unique?

 To teach clinicians and treatment providers how to reduce relapse and improve the quality of recovery by using nutrient therapy and diet to effectively address the biochemical aspects of addiction and mood/behavioral disorders. 

Many psychotherapists, psychiatrists and addiction counselors are aware of the vital role biochemical and nutrient imbalances play in the etiology and maintenance of substance use and mental health disorders. However, we often don’t have the skills or confidence to effectively approach these issues with our clients, without resorting to medication. Very often clients leave treatment on more medication than when they started.

To meet this need, The Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition was created. We believe that many of these issues can be effectively addressed without the use of medication, simply by accurately feeding the starving brain, and identifying and actually treating the other underlying biochemical drivers of these disorders.

The Academy is currently offering two online programs for the public. The purpose of these programs are to thoroughly train mental health and addiction counselors in these skills. Graduates will be able to identify which client symptoms are due to biochemical imbalances, and to either empower their clients with the tools necessary to effectively address their own imbalances using diet changes and over-the counter supplements; or make the appropriate referral.

Please see the resource section for research articles on the scientific basis for these approaches, many of which are derived from the rapidly growing field of functional medicine. 

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