“If you want to know medicine, know addiction” Source Unknown, USA 1987.
2021 it will be 36 years since I was first introduced to addiction medicine and for the past 27 years I have treated “food addiction” which I now call “sugar addiction” (sugar, flour/grains and processed foods). Over the years I have treated thousands of people and trained hundreds of professionals in sugar addiction.
In 2012 I started a one-year training program of Holistic Addiction Medicine (in Sweden) for professionals who counsel people affected by sugar/flour/processed foods. In 2014 I began training professionals for the sugar addiction assessment tool – SUGAR®.
What is the online Holistic Addiction Medicine?
Holistic Addiction Medicine is the integration of different addiction treatment paradigms in order to ensure treating addiction with a holistic approach. This includes areas of traditional medicine, Addiction Medicine based on neuroscience, Metabolic Medicine, Low Carb High Fat/Keto field, Integrative/Orthomolecular, Relapse Prevention, Support groups and more.
SUGAR® – Sugar Use General Assessment Recording is an evaluation tool for sugar addiction and has been proven to be an extremely effective tool for motivational work with those with sugar addiction and as a basis for treatment planning. The instrument is based on ICD 10/ ICD 11 and DSM 5. It is part of the training but can be done separately.
SUGAR-adolescent is currently being developed and will be available in the near future.
Se separate information.
In this course you will learn about the American Association of Addiction Medicine’s definition of addiction based on Neuroscience and the central roles of nutrition and the brain in this disease. You will learn how to build a successful treatment plan, based on Neuroscience, and you will receive tools that will help you lead your clients on the path to lifelong recovery.
Here you will acquire unique knowledge and a holistic view of addiction. The main focus of this course is on sugar addiction because it is usually the starting point of the entire addiction development. But the training also includes Addiction Interaction Disorder and screening for alcohol, subscription drugs, street drugs and gambling addiction.
Who is eligible for this course?:
Healthcare professionals, SUGAR and ADDIS certified/licensed professionals, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, addiction counselors, obesity and nutritional counselors, dieticians, health educators, naturopaths, personal trainers, coaches, social workers, psychologist and other mental health therapists, etc. If you have another background and want to expand your knowledge in addiction medicine, email me.
Each applicant will be required to undergo a formal application process in order to participate in this program detailing education, professional background and work experience. A recovering addict should detail their recovery process. Acceptance to the course will be based on this information and a personal interview. Please note that there are minimum requirements in order to be accepted on the program.
Topics covered in Holistic Addiction Medicine:
BLOCK 1, SUGAR
BLOCK 2, Biochemical repair
BLOCK 3, 4day Intensive IRL BRISTOL UK, separate information
BLOCK 4, Relapse prevention,
BLOCK 5, Case management certification, separate information
You can do the whole training or certain blocks depending on your background and current level of training
Director: Bitten Jonsson, Reg. Nurse Addiction specialist, SUGAR, ADDIS certified
Lecturers and guest lecturers:
BLOCK 2 BIOCHEMISTRY
Nicole Avena, Ph.D. Assistant professor of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Visiting Professor of Health Psychology, Princeton University
Paul Earley, MD, President of ASAM, FASAM, Author of Recovery Mind Training and Recovery Skills Manual. paulearley.net
Robert Lustig, MD Professor emeritus of pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, UCSF author of the new book Metabolical and more www.robertlustig.com
Anders Olsson, Breathing expert, author and lecturer, www.consciousbreathing.com
Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg, Prof, M.D. Oxytocin specialist, www.kerstinuvnasmoberg.se
Birgitta Brunes, M.D. Specialist in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro Nutrient therapy, brunes.se
Regina Gysel, MD, amino acid therapy workshop
Anna Fruehling, Sugar/processed food addiction specialist, Primal Health Coach, SUGAR C/L
Heidi Giaever, Nutrition Consultant & Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, X-PERT Diabetes Health Coach, Certified and Licensed Food Addiction Counselor. www.Huntsland-Nutriton.com
Vera Tarman, MD, addictions pecialist www.addictionsunplugged.com author of Food Junkies.
David Unwin, MD , GP, metabolic syndrome and dysfunctiom, diabetes expert LCHF/KETO
Georgia Ede, MD Metabolic psychiatry. Specialist in Keto for mental health, www.diagnosisdiet.com
BLOCK 4 RELAPSE PREVENTION AND RECOVERY
Roger Nilson, M.D Cert.Addiction Interaction Disorder specialist and more , sex and relationship addiction specialist, SSRI/SNRI detox
Jen Unwin, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Psy D, FBPSs, C Psychol SUGAR C/L
David Wolfe, Reg. Dietitian, Sugar Addiction Coach, SUGAR C/L www.triggerfreenutrition.com
Paul Earley, MD, President of ASAM, FASAM, Author of Recovery Mind Training and Recovery Skills Manual.
Judy Wolfe, Cert Food addiction and HAM counselor, SUGAR C/L
BLOCK 5 CASE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION, SUMMARY
Bitten Jonsson, Reg. Nurse Addiction specialist, SUGAR, ADDIS certified
References: HAM & SUGAR C/L
Judy Wolfe firstname.lastname@example.org, Worcester USA
Shun Foreman email@example.com, Texas USA
Eloise Neeley firstname.lastname@example.org New Zeeland
Jayn Steele email@example.com, Canada
Jen Unwin Jenunwin@hotmail.co.uk, UK
|Course||Price USD, GBP||Payment plan|
|Holistic Addiction Medicine
BLOCK 2, 4, 5.
|USD 4150||Can be split in two or ask for another payment plan.|
4-day IW for trainee’s
|See separate information|
|See separate information||Join when you want|
I will send you an invoice and you can do a bank transfer or use paypal.
l If you like any other payment plan please contact me and we can discuss it.
NOTE: Modifications might occur due to circumstances beyond my control
Webinars are online, using Zoom, YouTube, Dropbox and closed Facebook group. Several lectures are pre-recorded and you watch at your convenience. All live webinars are recorded.
Registration form, schedule and literature list upon request.
25th of January 2021, Bitten Jonsson