Alternative Treatments of Alcohol and Drug Abuse 
Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them



James Lake, MD

 

Learn about evidence-based holistic approaches
Take greater control of your drinking and drug use 

 

This book is for you if you are

  • struggling with alcohol or drug abuse after trying different treatments
  • taking a medication or supplement that isn’t working
  • experiencing adverse effects to a medication or natural supplement
  • taking a medication that is very expensive and looking for affordable alternatives
  • a mental health professional looking for a practical resource for advising patients interested in non-medication or integrative approaches


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


Praise for Alternative Treatments of Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them

"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.

Alternative Treatments of Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them includes extensive hyperlinks within the text, and links to valuable internet resources to give you the maximum amount of information in the shortest amount of time.

Alternative Treatments of Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them will help you

  • Understand your symptoms of alcohol and drug abuse better
  • Take inventory of your symptoms
  • Learn about a variety of non-medication approaches for treating symptoms of alcohol or drug abuse
  • 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 
  • 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 

I am pleased to offer at no cost "Integrative Mental Health Care: An Introduction to Foundations and Methods," the first volume in a series of 10 e-books on holistic treatments in mental health care such. This short e-book provides an overview of essential concepts and methods used in integrative mental healthcare.

Click here to download your free e-book now.

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Books by James Lake
Integrative Mental Healthcare: An Introduction to Foundations and Methods | Alcohol and drug abuse | Anxiety | Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) | Bipolar disorder
Dementia and mild cognitive impairment | Depression | Insomnia | Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) | Schizophrenia
 
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