3 CE Credit Hours | Treating Heroin Addiction Naturally

Do you want to learn how to treat heroin addiction without using drugs? In this course you will learn about alternative treatments, a safe detox, and much more!

This course queries as to the effectiveness of current, conventional treatments of heroin and overall drug addiction and its disappointing performance, and highlights natural detoxification and treatment approaches growing in quantity and popularity of mainly private and holistic approaches. This is due to effectiveness of more holistic, natural treatment approaches, their heightened outcomes, especially in terms of lower recidivism and mood challenges, as well as their low levels of adverse side effects.

This course defines holistic medicine. It proceeds to cover three areas - detoxification, pain management, and holistic treatment. Detoxing is examined in light of amino acid and vitamin and other natural supplement therapies, and their superior effects at lowering withdrawal symptoms as well as heightening and stabilizing mood, from the onset of treatment. Some examples are given, such as use of vitamins C and B which can help with repair of the immune system and stress reduction, and amino acid therapy which actually repairs brain chemistry.

Other approaches are viewed, such as use of homeopathy. Pain management without use of opiates and other highly addictive drug by prescription are examined, such as changing one's diet, use of Vitamin D, emotional freedom techniques (EFT), and other approaches like massage, meditation, etc. Treatment for recovery is addressed as well, which usually includes talk therapy, but can also include spirituality, music, and learning how to eat nutrient-dense meals with anti-inflammatory food choices.

Is this course approved for your board?

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board Course Approval Number 20-740420

Information from the Ohio Nursing Board: How do I know if a particular educational activity is acceptable to the Board as recognized CE?

A CE activity that has been approved by an OBN Approver or by a board or agency regulating the licensee or certificate holder in another jurisdiction.

Note the above qualifications from the ocdp board.

Note: This course is not valid for NBCC credit hours.

Your Instructor

Dr. Donna Poppendieck
Dr. Donna Poppendieck

After years of neglecting my health and eating the standard American diet, I was diagnosed with auto-immune disease. I took oral chemotherapy for 2 years, and after remaining very ill, decided to heal myself. I succeeded with a combination of holistic approaches and now practice a healthy lifestyle!

Commonly known as Dr. P in the college classrooms, I have been teaching in universities for the past 12 years, focusing on mental health and specializing in addictions treatment and prevention. I decided to focus on chemical dependency because I grew up in a family with drug abuse.

Since then, I have been interested in exploring legitimate, evidence-based pathways to full recovery and maintenance of optimal health using holistic approaches. For 40 years, I have been involved in the study of such healing strategies. I am currently studying at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in their health and wellness coaching program, specializing in holistic nutrition.

I created the Prism Theory of Personality in 1998, which looks into the areas of emotions, thoughts, physical health, and spirituality, and how these four areas interact to create optimal health.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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