At Sacred Space Retreats, individuals struggling with addiction are invited to participate in a residential substance abuse treatment program that emphasizes holistic therapies as a means of treating addiction. Situated in a rural, mountainous region of Middletown, Calif., Sacred Space Retreats incorporates the natural environment into individuals' recovery process, encouraging patients to reassess diet and lifestyle choices as a means of overcoming addiction. Rather than prescribing traditional withdrawal medications such as Buprenorphine, Sacred Space provides patients with non-narcotic natural supplementation to offset withdrawal symptoms. Viewing the individual as a holistic whole, Sacred Space Retreats encourages patients to investigate the source of their addiction, using therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to assist patients in understanding and confronting the sources of their addictions.
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Anusha Amen-Rais a Nutrition Consultant specializing in internal cleansing and detoxification. His certification from Bauman College includes Diet Counseling, Nutrition Education and Clinical Nutrition. Mr. Amen-Ra has personal clients worldwide and his organizational clients include 24-Hour Fitness, the AIDS Project of the East Bay, Walden House Adolescent Residential Facility and Breast Cancer Awareness Planning Committee of Bayview-Hunters Point. Prior to opening his nutrition consultancy, Anusha worked in Biomedical Diagnostic sales for Curtin Matheson Scientific, managed the Good Earth a vitamin/ health food store , and was a U.S. military officer. He holds two B.A. degrees from the University of South Florida and his travels include the Philippines, Europe, Egypt and India. Anusha has been in private practice for 18 years and is the CEO / President of Sacred Space Healing and Retreat Centers International, Inc. .I have developed many programs to support the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of people. "There is a Holistic Alternative for every aliment. Giving people an option other then traditional approaches is imperative at this time."More
I'm a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine practicing in pharmacological management of psychiatric disorders (ADD, mood disorders, anxiety, brain SPECT imaging and addictionology). I've researched traumatic brain injuries and Sports Psychiatry and I'm a distinguished member of the International Society of Sports Psychiatry. I attended the UCLA School of Medicine and stayed at UCLA for my internship and residency in Psychiatry and Neurology. I also served in the US Marine Corps, Infantry and was in 3 combat actions: Grenada, Panama, and Desert Storm. I've worked in the juvenile and adult justice system in LA, in California's Regional Center and with children in foster care and group homes who struggle with addiction and/or mental illness. I also served as the Medical Director of Windstone Behavioral Health and Suboxone Clinic. My paradigm of treatment is, "Treat a person, not a diagnosis!" I use a holistic model and incorporate exercise, diet, therapy, supplements and psychopharmacological therapies. I co-authored the book "Failure to Launch" and have served as an expert witness on numerous court cases requiring a forensic psychiatrist.More