Extensive Testing & Assessment by our Professional Team will give you the information you need to make the right treatment choices!


If you're not an "alcoholic" or "addict", why go to a rehab for alcoholics and addicts where you will be accused of being "in denial" and forced into a cookie-cutter rehab program based on treating alcoholics and addicts?

There is a big difference between someone who is experiencing difficulties in life due to excessive alcohol and substance use - abuse, and those that are "alcoholics" and "addicts"...and there are far more "problem drinkers" and "chemically dependent" individuals in the world who are not "alcoholics" and "addicts".   Through extensive testing, assessment, and personal interviews, our professional team can help you determine where you fall in the spectrum of "abuse and addiction" and recommend a course of treatment that will provide relief and lasting benefit in your life.  Get the right help now!

Do you want your rehab program to work?    Do you want your loved one to succeed?   Then have the information - the knowledge - to choose the correct course of treatment for you or your loved one's unique challenges.  Get the right help now!

Do you have an adolescent or young adult that is having trouble with alcohol or drugs?  Are they starting to get into trouble?  Then do not send your teen or young adult to a rehab until you know if they are merely abusing substances and the "course of addiction" can be "nipped in the bud"!  Many, many young people who are not "alcoholics" or "addicts" end up going into "rehabs" that are full of "hardcore addicts" -- these young people end up coming out of treatment worse than when they went in!  How is a parent to know?    Testing and Assessment PRIOR to making the decision to send your teen or young adult into "rehab" is critical to assess where your child is on the "addiction scale", and what the correct treatment plan should be to stop the downward spiral taking place in his or her young life.  Do not waste your money on "rehab" before establishing what you are dealing with in regard to your teen or young adult's issues.  Get the right help now!

Testing and Assessment to determine the individual's best course of treatment is provided by our very experienced Professional Team including a board-certified psychiatrist (MD), naturopathic physician (ND), clinical psychologist (PhD), clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed alcohol drug counselor (LADC), professional life/executive coach (MBA, CPC), organizational psychologist (PhD) and licensed marriage & family therapist (MFT) - all with a minimum of 20 years experience in their field of expertise (as an example, our psychiatrist/ psychopharmacologist has 45 years experience diagnosing and successfully treating patients!)

Assessment includes:

Consultation with Dr. Krete (ND) – Includes comprehensive review of mind -body history, symptoms and signs of depletion, imbalance and acute and chronic stress, a comprehensive review of medical history, review of medical systems and a physical examination. Based on this consultation a tailored recommendation of lab tests will be developed and ordered.

Lab Tests include:


Complete Blood Analysis including liver function tests, complete blood count (e.g., to detect anemia from chronic gastritis, to detect a slightly

        high Mean Corpuscular Volume [MCV], which can be caused by excessive alcohol consumption)

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Lipid Panel for Cholesterol

C-Reactive Protein and Homocysteine as a Stress Marker

B12/Folate Analysis

Essential Elements of the body for Optimal Health and Prevention

Neurotransmitter Metabolite Analysis for Optimal Brain Function

Cellular Membrane Analysis of Nutrients for Optimal Metabolism, Cognitive Function and Immunity

Hormone Depletion Analysis for Integrative Function of Mind Body mechanism

Evidence-based Screening Tools to determine substance use, abuse and addiction may include:

AUDIT Alcohol Use Disorders Identification

Alcohol Use Inventory (AUI)

ASI v.5 Addiction Severity Index

CAGE Alcohol Severity

MAST Michigan Alcohol Screening Test

Adolescent Alcohol Involvement Scale (AAIS)

Adolescent Problem Severity Index (APSI)

Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) and DAST-20 Adolescent Version

Opioid Risk Screening Tool

Adult Substance Use Survey-Revised (ASUS-R)

Alcohol Abstinence Self-Efficacy Scale (AASE)

Alcohol Reduction Strategies - Current Confidence (ARS-CC)

CES-D Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale

DASS Depression Anxiety Stress Scales


Behaviors, Expectancies, Attitudes, and College Health Questionnaire (BEACH-Q)

GDS Geriatric Depression Scale

MAYSI-2 Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument - Second Version

POSIT Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers

POSIP Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Parents

RAND36 1.0 RAND 36-Item Health Survey 1.0

McCaffrey Initial Pain Assessment Tool

Duke Health Profile

Patient Stress Questionnaire

Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale

Treatment Attitudes and Expectations Questionnaire (AEQ)

Barratt's Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11)

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association

Other screening tools determined per individual client indicators

Brain Scans as a diagnostic tool are also available through our affiliation with The Amen Clinic (add'l charge)


3-Day Residential Stay (CT & CA locations) with continuing services via phone and skype.  Cost:  $6500 (check with your insurance to see coverage available) (luxury private room, meals)

Distance Program Available - Inquire


Call Now for your free consultation    1-800-866-2948 or 323-697-7278 (outside US)    

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