July 26, 2011
-- Why is it that whenever celebrities like Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan undergo "treatment" for substance abuse, it rarely, if ever, works. Pricey programs like Promises and Betty Ford are household names, but does their approach bring lasting change? According to addiction experts from The Nelson Center For Emotional Healing in Los Angeles, Calif, which, until now, has operated under the radar, such programs are doomed to fail as they only treat the symptoms not the root cause of addiction.
“Even when the symptoms are successfully treated, you can be sure that the individual will turn to another form of addiction to fill the void. For instance, they may stop drinking, but will turn to food for comfort,” said Roy Nelson, founder of The Nelson Center For Emotional Healing in Los Angeles, Calif.
Added Director, Tricia Greaves, “To exact lasting change in anyone suffering from addiction -- whether their demon is drugs, alcohol, food or sex -- you must penetrate the person’s soul. You must learn the real reasons behind their addiction to set the stage for permanent transformation.”
For 30 years, The Nelson Center for Emotional Healing has successfully treated patients suffering from all kinds of addictions and boasts a better than 90% success rate. The Center works with a panel of physicians to ensure the safety of those coming off chemical dependency, but the key to the program is that Nelson and Greaves, both of whom are former addicts, are able to empathize with their clients and offer unique insight into their problems.
“We understand, firsthand, the source of addiction,” said Nelson. “All addicts are trying to fill some void in their lives and their dependency on drugs, alcohol, sex and food is simply a quick-fix to deeper issues that need to be addressed. Our approach is to take a journey to the person’s very core…to their souls and begin the healing process. The cravings generally dissolve in a very short time and our clients not only find themselves addiction-free, but they gain a new lease on life and are able to live a life of happiness.”
“For 15 years I was addicted to both drugs and alcohol...everything from crystal meth to prescription drugs. Just before seeking help at The Nelson Center, I was taking as many as 100 Vicodin, smoking 2-3 packs of cigarettes and drinking a dozen cans of Coca-Cola a day,” said Harold Lawson, an author who resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife and 2 children. “I tried and failed to get clean in several 12-step programs, therapy, sober living homes, etc. I was in pretty bad shape by the time I found The Nelson Center. In my second session, I threw away my cigarettes, painkillers and anti-depressants, and haven’t had a need for those things since. That was over 10 years ago.”
Added Beverly Loeb, an office manager in Sherman Oaks, “I was a slave to food but those compulsions disappeared in my very first session at The Nelson Center. Today I only eat foods that provide life and health to my body. I also was dependent on psychiatric medications and painkillers, but I no longer take them. I was able to release all of these substances and behaviors, not through any willpower of my own but rather, through a profound shift deep in my psyche.”
The Nelson Center For Emotional Healing is endorsed by physicians and top medical family offices, which vet services for the ultra-wealthy. For more information, visit www.thenelsoncenter.com