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Treat sugar just like drugs or alcohol. It’s an addiction.

Sugar Addict: At The Addictions Coach, we treat sugar just like drugs or alcohol. It’s an addiction, it’s legal and it will ruin your body. There is a 3-day detox idea going around, the basis? Eat clean, no sugar. The problem? The headaches, the cravings, the anger, sadness etc. You will detox off sugar just like drugs or alcohol. The more sugar you consume the worse your detox. We offer coaching and training to do it safely and teach others how to quit their sugar addiction. Www.theaddictionsa 1.800.706.0318 The Sugar Detox: 3-Day Detox Plan To Kick Your Sugar Addiction Shanda de Vries e-health 101 Excerpt from article: It’s no secret that most people consume way too much sugar on a daily basis. I mean think about it – The (probably several) sweet cups of coffee that you drink every morning. The chocolate cake or donut you have around three o clock in the afternoon to get you through to dinner, the dessert you have after dinner, and the ice cream you get a craving for are all absolutely jam packed with the stuff (and I’m probably not even listing the half of it, not to mention the amount of it we consume on an exceptionally stressful day). And you can bet your bottom dollar that anything labelled low fat should just read replaced by sugar. Men should be getting no more than roughly 70g of sugar per day, women 50; most people exceed that before lunchtime. In fact, the average American consumes about 31 pounds of sugar a year. It’s not your fault. It’s an addiction that you’ve very likely been exposed to since you were just a kid. But like with every other addiction, there are a ton of risks involved with consuming too much sugar – Diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, premature aging, and even depression don’t even begin to scratch the tip of the iceberg. Brooke Alpert, certified nutritionist and dermatologist Dr. Patricia Farris, co-authors of the book The Sugar Detox understand exactly how you feel. They get where you’re coming from, and they have the solution: Sugar truly is addictive. Your body reacts to it like a drug and craves it constantly. What we’re asking you to do is to quit – cold turkey. Continue on to full article below: Http://www.e-healt ugar-detox-3-day-p lan-kick-sugar-add iction/  (Mar 19, 2015 | post #1)

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MLB Sober Coach: Josh Hamilton sufffered a relapse of dru...

MLB Sober Coach: Once again we have a sports pro that is using drugs. Given a ton of money and having been in ‘recovery’, the MLB has failed a player. The pro sports teams do not understand addiction and simply give big chunks of money to the players with no guidance, no handlers, no budget and then acted shocked when they party. Where are the sober coaches? What is wrong with this picture? In the interview below Josh Hamilton is addressed as ‘wondering what his punishment should be’. There should not be punishment for addiction, there should be help and education on the FRONT end Major League Baseball, not on the back-end. We are here at www.theaddictionsc and www.sportsobercoac to help out and get the players on the right track. MLB, you need to invest in your players. ESPN Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton suffered a drug relapse involving the use of cocaine and alcohol in the offseason, according to a New York Daily News report. The Angels confirmed that he met with MLB officials in New York on Wednesday about a disciplinary issue but offered no specifics as to the nature of any offense. “We’re all waiting for some information to come out of New York,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday. “He obviously went up there for a meeting, and we’ll see how everything unfolds. But right now, we’re just in a holding pattern like everyone else.” The Los Angeles Times earlier reported the meeting between Hamilton and the league. Hamilton’s agent, Michael Moye, did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday. MLB spokesman Pat Courtney declined to comment. The Daily News’ report follows tweets by Jon Heyman of on Wednesday in which he wrote: “Hear hamilton had relapse. Believe occurred a couple months back. Involved at least cocaine.” In another tweet, Heyman wrote, “There’s no word of a failed test. Word is, Hamilton told mlb about relapse.” Hamilton, who underwent shoulder surgery earlier this month and is expected to be out until at least May, has not been with the team at spring training in Arizona. The Angels have permitted Hamilton to stay at a friend’s house in Houston while he rehabs from the surgery, even though players typically stay with their teams in those situations. One of the conditions of Hamilton’s reinstatement in 2006 was that he undergo drug testing three times a week. He had alcohol relapses in 2009 and 2012, bouncing back in between to make back-to-back trips to the World Series with the Rangers and win the 2010 American League MVP award. He also took off the 2003 season, citing personal reasons. He did not play professional baseball from July 2002 to July 2006. Hamilton signed a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels prior to the 2013 season. Roy Silver, a baseball academy owner who helped Hamilton about a decade ago, said that when Hamilton came to his facility nine years ago, there was no question about his level of inspiration back then. “He was inspired. But he was driven to get back on the field because he was getting out of the gutter.” Silver said. He told a story about how Hamilton was so driven back then, he’d dive for fly balls when Silver was just hitting him fungoes “like he was a 10-year-old kid. It was fun to watch.” Silver said Hamilton has never really grasped what an incredible talent he has. “You can’t get in his mind and understand what a big leaguer is going through,” he said. “It’s just a different place. .. To be as good as he is and not understand it — he doesn’t really understand it. Guys who do it at that level, it’s just normal to them.” He said he and Hamilton text and talk “about four or five times a year.” They’ve swapped a couple of “how-are-you” type texts in the last couple of days, but “I’m giving him space,” Silver said. “We’ll talk in the future. That’s basically it. Whenever he’s ready.”  (Feb 27, 2015 | post #1)

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Life Coach, Cali Estes: Are You IN LOVE with Your LIFE?

Life Coach, Cali Estes: Are you in love with your life? Here are 10 things people who love the life they have created choose to do . Are you following these principles or do you need a tune up? www.TheAddictionsC 1.800.706.0318 call for a life coaching session today. 10 Things That The People Who Love Their Lives Are Doing Differently Do you love your life? It’s a heavy question to ask in some light. If you think you might be having trouble truly loving yourself and your life, read on and see what some people who love their lives do with it. 1. They don’t bother trying to make others like them — mainly because they don’t care if they’re liked. For people who love themselves and their lives, they feel like they only need to answer to themselves. If you hate them, they couldn’t care less. They love their lives! 2. They do things because they want to do them, not because they believe they have to do them. Happy people don’t believe that they have to do anything than what is otherwise mandatory, like showering and paying your taxes. They don’t feel compelled to do things just because other people want them to. They don’t handle being coerced into doing things either. 3. They love their friends but don’t rely on them. This one applies very much to me. Of the friends I have, I care deeply about them. But when it come down to it, I never rely on them for much of anything. They’re friends, not tools in my life. My independence is important to me, and over-reliance on your friends can kill a friendship. 4. When you ask them what they do, they don’t give you a job title. If you were to go on a date with someone who loves their life, asking them what they do probably won’t result in being told that they’re an accountant. They’ll talk about projects they’re working on, maybe how they’re dealing with problems, or what they genuinely enjoy doing. 5. They live in the moment, but dream in the future. We’re always told of the importance to live in the moment, but people who love their lives dream of the future. It’s easy for them. They anticipate the future being a magnificent place for their life to be. 6. When you ask them where they live, they say, “At the moment…” “At the moment,” is such a fun sentence. It shows a deep desire for impermanence. Traveling does the soul some good, and the stagnancy of staying in one place can be a bit of a bore. 7. They have their own philosophies, their own religion they created and live by. Books aren’t needed for you to know how to go about your life. People who love their lives don’t require a book or philosophy or religion to tell them what to do. You can live your life by whatever philosophy you wish. You’re fortunate enough to have the faculties needed to know right from wrong. 8. They embrace their impermanence. People who love their lives have gotten past the fact that they’re mortal. Having that knowledge can feel cruel at times, but that’s all the more reason to love your life. Happy people don’t fear death. They don’t avoid the thought of it either. They can’t control death, but they can control life. 9. They see the world as their playhouse and their mind as the conductor. There isn’t a single way that the world is – a single reality in which you should live. And happy people who love their lives are all too aware of it. They’re the conductors of their own lives, and the world is their playhouse. 10. They don’t bother changing others, but instead learn how to deal with them appropriately. Not only is devoting your energy to changing someone worthless at the end of the day, but how would you feel if someone thought you were all wrong and tried to change you? If people want to change, they can, but they do it of their own accord. Source: Higher Perspective http://higherpersp /differently.html? utm_source=HP  (Feb 12, 2015 | post #1)

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6 Signs You Have a FOOD ADDICTION and What You Can Do To ...

6 Signs you have a FOOD ADDICTION and what you can do to combat it by Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach. 1.800.706.0318 1. You sneak food. You find yourself hiding in the bathroom eating a cupcake so that no one else you work with will know that you are eating several cupcakes or cheating on your diet. You stick food from the buffet in your purse, hoard candy or snacks in your desk. You might starve yourself all day and find yourself alone at night eating pints of ice cream. 2. You are a serial dieter. You try all the fad diets, vowing to stick out the program, but fall short. You set up a new one each Monday and never seem to get past a few days before you ‘slip up’ and eat foods off the list. You ‘get back on the wagon’ and start over next week. 3. You use food as a reward. You get a promotion, you buy a cake and eat the whole thing. 4. You use food as a distraction. You have a paper to write and you find yourself mindlessly eating while you type. You are not even hungry, but it is a good distraction so you can ‘work’ and before you know it you ate the entire bag of chips, box of cereal, pizza or whatever other food you are indulging in. 5. You plan activities and driving around food and where to buy it. You might deter your route so that you can drive by a fast food joint that has your favorite tacos. 6. You eat to remove a feeling that is uncomfortable, irritating or bothersome. Eating somehow stuffs the feelings down and makes you feel better for a short time. So what do you do? You get a Food Addictions Coach and start the healing process. We can help you with that. Call 1.800.706.0318 www.theaddictionsc to get help today or to get certified in Food Addictions Coaching and help others!  (Jan 30, 2015 | post #1)

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Cali Estes - Is Outpatient Drug rehab a Scam or a Rip OFF?

Cali Estes — Is Outpatient Drug rehab a Scam or a Rip OFF? Destination Hope weighs in and explains the pros and cons of Outpatient Care. Good information to read and add to your Continuum of Care. Pros and Cons of outpatient care verses inpatient care. Is Outpatient Drug Treatment a Scam? Destination Hope Treatment Center Outpatient drug treatment is not a scam. There are a few reasons why some people believe it to be ineffective and thus some sort of scam promoted to offer to people in lieu of inpatient drug treatment. This is simply not so. Outpatient drug treatment is an effective treatment option for clients with substance abuse and addiction. Myths about Outpatient Drug Treatment Being Ineffective There are a few reasons why some people believe that outpatient drug treatment must not be effective. Clients are able to be out and about in the real world every day. Clients are faced with many triggers during treatment. The relationships formed in the outpatient drug treatment program are sometimes not as strong as with the inpatient drug treatment program. Why Outpatient Drug Treatment Actually Does Work scamWhile outpatient drug treatment is structured quite differently from inpatient drug treatment, it is a viable option for clients. Clients are able to go home and into the outside world each day, leading their regular lives. They are faced with many triggers that simply do not exist inside of inpatient drug treatment programs. These are increased challenges but they do not have to disrupt treatment. For example, one benefit of the outpatient drug treatment program is that clients are already able to apply what they learn and achieve on a daily basis in their everyday lives. They are already exposed to their home and work environments and may get to work on removing serious triggers from their lives (such as friends who use or visiting places they typically use) and immediately begin to manage stress for health and stability in recovery. As far as relationships among clients in rehabilitation programs, it’s only natural that the bonds probably won’t be as close as the clients who live for a specified amount of time in the inpatient program together. However, the importance of these relationships are still established and worked on and clients still have the opportunity to bond through various program activities such as support group meetings and group therapy. Clients undergo the same effective treatment methods in the outpatient drug treatment program as clients in the inpatient drug treatment program. These tried and true methods include psychotherapy, support group meetings, relapse prevention strategies, lifestyle counseling and others. Psychotherapy is the main treatment method as it works to uncover the underlying causes of the addiction to arm clients with lasting answers, solutions and knowledge that can help them greatly with fighting addiction as well as with other areas in their lives such as their personal relationships. If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of alcohol abuse, substance addiction or any other type of addiction, please call us today at 1-877-380-9777. Our addiction treatment counselors can help you deal with physical, emotional and psychological consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. A substance abuse treatment program is effective, safe and has helped many men reclaim their lives. Destination Hope is a full service drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility in Florida for men suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. http://www.drugreh 6/is-outpatient-dr ug-treatment-a-sca m/  (Jan 2, 2015 | post #1)

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4 Ways to ruin your reputation in the Addiction and Behav...

4 Ways to ruin your reputation in the Addiction and Behavioral Health Industry. 1. Ego: Helping people is why you got into this industry, but then the fame and admiration can go to your head. You help someone get sober and they thank you, repeatedly. Then you help someone else and they thank you as well. People interview you, your face is on your website. You become a local celebrity. You get addicted to the fame of the industry and love that your phone rings at 3 am. Then you get cocky and people start to see it, they know that you are in this for your own gain. You have people following you, wanting to be just like you, and you love it. You throw events where you become the center of attention. You are addicted to the admiration and your ego will ruin you. 2. Greed: The money in this industry can be alluring. It is fast, quick and plentiful. You find yourself chasing the dollar, ‘putting heads in beds’, skirting the law to make a few extra bucks. You might sell a lead (patient broker), or bill the insurance company extra for a drug screen. Maybe you are running a sober house and billing through an IOP insurance. You get a reputation as a ‘dirty or unethical person’ fairly quickly and people shy away from doing business with you. 3. Lying about your credentials: In addiction we lie and it is considered part of the ‘disease or issue of addiction’. In sobriety, the lying is supposed to stop, but because you are not using drugs or alcohol anymore, you think that you are recovered. You fabricate your story, clean time or credentials. You tell people you have been doing this for years, yet you have 6 months sober. Instead of investing time in classes and certifications you simply advertise you have them. People know when they research you that you are fabricating your life. They do not want to do business with you. 4. Burning Bridges: You step on people to get to the top, once there you treat others poorly. You never know whom you will need in this industry or when you may need them. Rudely reacting to your competition when you see them, talking bad about someone else or throwing a temper tantrum and screaming at them will come back to haunt you. At some point you will need them and when you do, they will turn their back on you. In this industry it is paramount that you check your baggage at the door and stop taking everyone’s inventory. Take your own. Water your lawn and it will grow, help your neighbor water his and your entire block will be beautiful. At The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy and Rehab Rescue we are looking for LIKE-MINDED individuals to network with, share ideas and grow all of our businesses. We believe that there is plenty of business to go around, and plenty of people need our help. Call us today and ask us about our VIP CLUB and VIP Symposium www.theaddictionsa 1.800.706.0318  (Dec 16, 2014 | post #1)

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Mom sticks up for son who is selling drugs?

NEW YORK SOBER COACH: Mom sticks up for son who is selling drugs? This is a big problem. Parents do not see their kids as having a problem. They enable them and then call us to fix 21 years of bad parenting in 30 days. We offer it all. www.theaddictionsc 1.800.706.0318 ‘My son likes his weed. I like my weed,’ Staten Island mom rants as son faces felony drug charge, report says By Maura Grunlund | STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Carol Bird of Staten Island claims that her son, male model Christopher Wetmore, does nothing more than toke weed even though he faces a felony charge in connection with a cocaine delivery ring, according to the Daily News. Ms. Bird was upset that a Manhattan judge on Monday declined to lower her 25-year-old son’s bail, which public records indicate is $300,000 bond or $200,000 bail. Wetmore, who was arrested Nov. 20, remains in the Manhattan Detention Complex, according to public records. “My son likes his weed. I like my weed. That’s it. Plain and simple!” Ms. Bird is quoted as saying in the Daily News. A posting on Wetmore’s Facebook page says: “Chris was arrested for a drug he doesn’t even do he’s at Manhattan detention he’s innocent of these charges.” Wetmore, who is easily identified by a tribal tattoo, has modeled for Rocawear and Diesel and has appeared in GQ Style and Vogue Hommes Japan, according to the United Kingdom version of Vogue. Wetmore, who lives in Chelsea, pleaded not guilty to drug-related charges Monday, the Daily News said. Public records indicate that Wetmore has been charged with felony criminal sale of a controlled substance, and he’s due back in Manhattan Supreme Court on Dec. 22.  (Dec 4, 2014 | post #1)

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Los Angeles Sober Coach: 7 Day Rehab - In Home Addicition...

Los Angeles Sober Coach Expands to offer 7 day in-home addiction treatment. The official Celebrity Addictions Coach, Cali Estes, offers individual one on one treatment in the comfort of your own home, office, tour bus, set or location. No need for a nasty 28 day stay in a rehab, let us come to you…no groups…no meetings….we are the real deal and we get results. It is our name you hear in the ‘inner circle’. Call today 1.800.706.0318 7 Day Rehab 7 Day Rehab – Concierge Addiction Treatment Private. Confidential 7 Day Treatment. 7 day rehab Concierge Addiction Treatment Services- Wave of The Future. If being locked into a traditional 28 day drug and alcohol treatment facility will interfere with your busy lifestyle, we can assist you. We can provide addiction treatment and anger management services on location, at your home, hotel, office, on tour, on set, on the field, on the court, or in the casino hotel. We are discrete and work with you with zero public interference. We are equipped to handle drug addiction, alcohol addiction, substance abuse, gambling addiction, gaming addiction, food addiction, anger management, among other issues. We offer a 7-10 day drug and alcohol treatment intensive program with our seasoned therapist, Cali Estes with or without a 24/7 Certified Recovery Coach, Sobriety Coach, or Sober Companion to assist you in dealing with the issues and stressors that are beginning to take a toll on your life and putting pressure and stress on your livelihood and personal relationships. We will not send you to NA and AA meetings or preach to you. However, if you want to go, we will take you and support you. Our specialty is being able to work with you to get to the root cause of the drug and alcohol addiction, substance abuse problem or gambling issues. We can assist you in propelling forward in personal and professional growth. We work intensively with you to get to the real cause of the drug addiction or alcohol addiction, implement the steps to fix the issues, and then move in a forward positive direction to end the suffering of addiction. No Groups, No Meetings. Our support 100% of the way. Unlike traditional rehabilitation centers that convince you that you have a disease that is incurable and you must surrender your will, Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, uses a different approach. Whereas traditional drug and alcohol treatment facilities force you to attend meetings, recite prayers and follow steps, Cali Estes tailors her program to fit the client. By realizing that each client is unique and their pattern of addiction is unique with a root cause, Cali is able to address the drug and alcohol addiction at the core and assist you in making the necessary changes and positive steps in your life. We can even arrange for you to detox at home or assist you in finding a drug detox or an alcohol detox facility. Our ability to work with your schedule and needs will allow you to continue working within the parameters of your career and daily life while beginning to enact a lifestyle change. Dealing with your demons and habit is only a part of the battle, learning how to deal with personal and professional stressors and challenges is the key to changing your life. and enacting that lifestyle change. You deserve it. You earned it. Let us help you get your life back on track and continue your success. 1.800.706.0318  (Oct 20, 2014 | post #1)

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Sports Sober Coach: Repairing A Player's "Draft Stock"

Almost every child has had a dream of being a famous athlete or sports superstar, but only a small percentage actually achieves this dream. For the talented, lucky few who do make it into college sports and then on to the Pros, sometimes a wrong choice – abusing drugs or alcohol – can swiftly end the dream. A college football player spends his entire college career “building his stock” for the NFL draft. A single draft position can mean thousands of dollars to the player. The goal is obviously to be drafted as high as possible by a NFL franchise. If a player fails a random drug test or gets arrested for a DUI or a drug related offense, it can cause his draft stock to rapidly fall. Often times, repeat offenders don’t get drafted at all and become Undrafted Free Agents. This makes it extremely tough to make an NFL team. Up until recently, there weren’t many alternatives for the athlete to regain his “draft stock” other than the standard meetings and Substance Abuse classes. Now the player can work “hand in hand” with a sober coach and his agent to show potential NFL teams that they are willing to put in the Day to Day effort and work that it takes to maintain a sober life. NFL teams are starting to listen to the sober coach more and more and are putting faith in those recovering athletes who have brought on a sober coach and implemented a plan to stay clean. In the past 2 years, more than 10 top NFL prospects have greatly repaired their draft stock by hiring on an addictions coach and taking his plan to the team interviews during the draft process to address the negative issue before it gets addressed by the teams interested. Protecting draft stock should be looked at like protecting your wallet left on the kitchen table. Every slip in the draft means thousands of dollars lost. On the reverse, each jump up the board adds to the contract greatly and NFL teams are willing to invest more into those “flawed” players who have a set plan in place with an addictions/sober coach. www.sportsobercoac 1.800.706.0318  (Sep 19, 2014 | post #1)

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Addictions Conference: Boca Symposium

Addiction Conference: Boca Symposium Cali Estes of The Addictions Academy Partnered with Charles Davis of Behavioral Health Network Resources to offer the Behavioral Health Education and Marketing Symposium. symposium The duo are kicking off their National tour of cities with the first stop of The Behavioral Health Education and Marketing Symposium in August in Boca Raton, Florida. This event will be unlike any other behavioral health event in existence. It provides not only networking and marketing opportunities for industry professionals but also educational opportunities for therapists and clinicians. The symposium offers a new and unique platform that combines learning, marketing and networking all in one. “The best referrals come from the private clinicians,” Davis said. “Private therapists and clinicians are precisely the target market of drug and alcohol abuse treatment facilities, but behavioral health marketing events rarely attract them. I wanted to create an event that offered CEU’s and marketing all at once and filled the void.” symposiumThe Behavioral Health Education & Marketing Symposium is the brain child of Charles Davis, CEO of Behavioral Health Network Resources. Davis has extensive experience as a Marketing Director with numerous addiction treatment centers and US Journal Training, which provides national addiction professional conferences, that enabled him to clearly see where there were voids in the education provided by addiction conferences, how centers are obtaining referrals, and the lack of marketing in the behavioral health field. Davis combined his experience with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in marketing to launch this major project. Since entering the addictions field, Davis has built an impressive marketing arm with an email database list of over 60,000 addresses, has the largest following in the field on LinkedIn with over 20,000 addiction professionals, and a total reach on LinkedIn of 18,000,000! The missing component was offering NAADAC CEU’s, and Estes was able to provide that through The Addictions Academy. “I wanted to team up with a pioneer like Charles Davis, “Estes said. “At The Addictions Academy we offer a much needed service to credential and standardize the industry. The Behavioral Health Education and Marketing Symposium is going to bring together the right key players and decision makers in the right platform. It is brilliant.” Education and Marketing SymposiumClinician s who attend the Behavioral Health Education and Marketing Symposium are able to earn between 8 – 12 Continuing Education Unit credits in one day for the minimal entry fee of $99.00. The CEU’s are offered through NAADAC and transferrable to every state. LMHC, LMFT, LSW, PHD, and Drug and Alcohol Addiction Therapists will all benefit from the CEU’s being offered. Facility marketers will have a chance to network with a number of fresh, new referral sources and truly viable contacts. The overall aim of the event is to create an experience that is both educational and enjoyable. Along with notable speakers such as Dr. Christopher LaRiche (Clinical Director of Lucida Treatment Center), Jonathan Benz (Clinical Director Three Sands Elements Property,) William McCormick (Medivance Billing Service Inc.) and Cali Estes (Founder of The Addictions Academy). In addition, there are a few giveaways including 10 free admissions to the Moments of Change Conference taking place from September 29th to October 2nd in Palm Beach, Florida, and a large flat-screen TV (valued at $1000). The Behavioral Health Education and Marketing Symposium takes place on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Lakeside Terrace in Boca Raton, Florida from 8 am to 5 pm. The symposium is part of a nationwide series. The next event will be held in Houston, Texas in October 2014. For more details on future symposiums, please visit www.theaddictionsa 1.800.706.0318  (Aug 7, 2014 | post #1)

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