Amino acid therapy is a promising approach to addiction and mental health recovery that focuses on repairing the neurotransmitter system in the brain. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which are essential for the growth and repair of tissues in the body.
By Christina Veselak MS, LMFT, CN. Director, The Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition In honor of Stress Awareness Month, I would like to explore the roles our four mood-mediating neurotransmitters play in helping us cope with stress, and how to support their function […]
How the FINANCIAL BOTTOM LINE of an Addiction Treatment Program Will IMMEDIATELY Benefit From Adding a Robust Nutritional Component to their Approach!
This article was written on the last day of a 4-day addiction conference in Colorado. I was there presenting on a genetic test, GARS, that purports to be able to predict with a fair degree of accuracy people’s predisposition to a variety of behavioral and […]
Happy New Year! As we move into 2023, I am excited about everything people in our community have accomplished this past year, including me and my team. While I was exhibiting at conferences in California, I got to meet several students and alumni in person. What […]
By: Christina Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN; […]
In acknowledgment of International Coffee Day, which was just celebrated, I would like to share a few thoughts. I LOVE COFFEE! And at the same time, I have been known to drink too much of it! I’ve never gotten over 4 cups a day, like […]
As we all know, prevention itself is a powerful long-term strategy in our fight against addiction. It takes many shapes and forms, but the key is to build resilience in vulnerable populations.
Last night, I had the joy and privilege of meeting with two delightful people in epicenter of Kentucky’s flood disaster, Hindman, KY. Roy and Debbie Hodson run a non-profit called Heartkeep.
So although we are unsure of what the future will bring, and the expression, “one day at a time” has never felt more relatable, we have hope and a sense of family unity that would not even have been a distant dream without this work and the vast knowledge and generosity that Christina has shared with us.