Pain References and Recommended Reading List
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Addiction-Free Pain Management®
Centers of Excellence
Valley Forge Medical Center Addiction/Pain Program
Valley Forge Medical Center has become the First Addiction-Free Pain Management® Center of Excellence in their new chronic Pain Management program. In addition to addiction specific treatment, Valley Forge Medical Center (VFMC) offers Chronic Pain Management (CPM) services developed specifically for those patients suffering from co-occurring issues of chronic pain and substance abuse and/or addiction. Many of the VFMC staff have been trained by Dr. Grinstead in the Addiction-Free Pain Management® system and are implementing this model to provide positive outcomes for their chronic pain patients. You can reach them by calling Toll-Free (888) 539-8500.
American Academy of Pain Management
The American Academy of Pain Management is the largest multidisciplinary pain society and largest physician based pain society in the United States. The Academy is a nonprofit multidisciplinary credentialing society providing credentialing to practitioners in the area of pain management.
American Society of Addiction Medicine
The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism and other addictions, including those with pain and addiction.
American Society of Pain Management Nursing
The American Society for Pain Management Nursing is an organization of professional nurses dedicated to promoting and providing optimal care of individuals with pain, including the management of its sequelae. This is accomplished through education, standards, advocacy, and research.
Benson Henry Institute
The Benson Henry Institute is a world leader in the study, advancement, and clinical practice of mind/body medicine. At our newly updated site, you can find help if you're experiencing the negative effects of stress; learn how to elicit the relaxation response; review courses for health professionals; and sample a new line of relaxation CDs. Breathe deeply...exhale...and make the mind/body connection.
Bridge To Recovery
The Bridge to Recovery - celebrating 35 years of providing Excellence in Codependency Treatment. We are a 16 to 90 day residential facility that is ideal for anyone who is addicted to a person, substance or process. Individuals who were reared in stressful, painful or troubled environment in early life. People who have suffered major losses (death, deprivation or divorce). Those who are being, or have been subjected to emotional repression spiritual, psychological, physical, or sexual abuse. People who need relief from the debilitating aspects of shame and self doubt. Those who want to identify recurring problems in their lives that threaten their sobriety or their personal well-being and that of their loved ones. People who want to attain mature coping skills and recognize that compulsive behavior is behavior-without-choice and that, in order to maintain a stable recovery, they need to find a spiritual solution.
Casa de Palmas
Casa de Palmas is a new, affordable treatment option for women struggling to recover from drug and alcohol dependence. We are a center for women who need either residential or outpatient treatment for substance-use disorders, and for whom high-priced drug rehabilitation facilities are not an option. Since 1970, our non-profit organization in Tucson, Arizona has provided state-of-the-art, individualized treatment just for women who suffer from substance-use disorders.
Changing Echoes Treatment Program
Changing Echoes presents a program designed with client involvement and participation as the focused priority using a multidisciplinary staff. Our program is designed to provide assistance with detoxification in a medically monitored social model setting, provide individual counseling, group counseling, and family involvement. We licensed and accredited by the State of California, by meeting their client oriented approach and standards, we guarantee our consumers high quality of care.
Dancing With Pain
Dancing with Pain® offers educational seminars, movement workshops, and community forums that help individuals navigate through the world of chronic pain and discover natural pain relief.
Drug Free At Last
Selecting a drug rehab for yourself or someone you care about is one of the most important decisions you will make. On this site you can find the right treatment for drug abuse. Their services are free to the public. This site also includes valuable information about many of the drugs of abuse.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Services
DARS is a no-cost public benefit service designed to help addicts and their families that offers a comprehensive network of treatment referrals for substance abuse, dual diagnosis, chronic relapse clients, chronic pain, trauma disorders, eating disorders, interventionists, specialty programs and various behavioral health programs. 800-515-3277
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Services - Outreach Services
Striving to provide free resources to the public, reduce the stigma associated with addiction and support independent programs that maintain a standard of excellence throughout all services provided. We are dedicated to finding placement for all those in need of treatment. 866-418-1397
Enhanced Healing Through Relaxation Music
On this site you will find relaxation music, positive affirmations and online
counseling for reducing stress and anxiety, promoting health, wellness and
healing as well as improving self-esteem.
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Find the Light Online Support Group
Find the Light Online Support Group can benefit anyone suffering from mental illnesses such as anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, and more. Caregivers and parents of those with mental illness are also welcome. We offer credible information in addition to a private, members-only peer support group.
The home of Terence T. Gorski and the CENAPS® Training Team. Visit here for information on training and consultation services for recovery and relapse prevention issues for addiction and the related mental disorders, personality disorders, and lifestyle problems.
Holistic Health Solutions
Life management and support for people living with Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, or Disability. This site also offers education, consultation, pamphlets, articles and E-books.
Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies
ICDS is among the leading education providers for chemical dependency counselor training. They also offer continuing education units through workshops and independent study, certification courses and many other services beneficial to counselors.
International Association for the Study of Pain
Founded in 1973, IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health care providers and policy makers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide. Currently, IASP has more than 6,300 members from 108 countries and in 69 chapters.
Metropolitan Pain Management Consultants
MPMC specializes in injuries and disease of the back such as work related injuries, persistent back pain before and after surgery, degenerative disc disease, spinal arthritis, disease of the facet joints, injury to muscles or ligaments or pinched nerves in the neck and back. We treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD), Peripheral Neuropathy and pain associated with vascular conditions.
Mountain Health Pain Management
Mountain Health Associates is a freestanding rural health family clinic and pain management clinic. The clinic serves the greater Yuba-Sutter area, including but not limited to Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, and Butte counties.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science; training complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers; and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA)
The National Fibromyalgia Association (previously known as the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Campaign) is a [501(c) 3] nonprofit organization whose mission is: To develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia.
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NI-COR (Network International-Coalition for On-line Resources)
Articles & Directories for: Health and Wellness, Addictions, Prevention, Recovery, Medical, Mental Health, Social Issues, Research, Education, Spirituality, and Family.
Onsite Workshops - An Experience in Real Life Change
For over 30 years, Onsite Workshops have been helping people to gently rediscover the best in themselves and their relationships. Our unique combination of experiential therapy and professional guidance offered in a retreat setting at affordable prices makes us unique among therapeutic programs nationwide.
Pacific Coast Pain Management Center
The Pacific Coast Pain Management Center provides comprehensive, cutting edge, and compassionate management of all types of pain and decreased function. Standiford Helm II, M.D. is the Medical Director of Pacific Coast Pain Management Center. Dr. Helm has been practicing interventional pain management since 1982. Dr. Helm is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine and of the American Board of Pain Medicine.
Potentials Unlimited is the largest producer of Subliminal Persuasion® Self- Hypnosis Tapes, MP3s, CDs in the world. I.M.P.A.C.T Publishing offers over 160 Subliminal Persuasion® Self-Hypnosis Cassettes, MP3s & CDs. The words, "Hello, Greetings, and Welcome" have been heard by millions of people all over the world. They are the words and voice of Barrie Konicov, creator of these incredible programs.
Pemarro Treatment Program
Pemarro offers an integrated multidisciplinary team approach to successfully treat the complex issue of Chronic Pain and a coexisting addictive disorder. Pemarro's Chronic Pain program incorporates the Addiction-Free Pain Management® System (APM) developed by Dr. Stephen Grinstead. Proper pain management utilizing pharmacological, non-pharmacological and innovative holistic methods allows Pemarro to meet the unique needs of those suffering from chronic pain and substance use disorders.
This website offers a comprehensive description of the Prolotherapy procedure as well as the many pain conditions that it effectively treats. The site also has a Prolotherapist location search capability option as well as an interactive contact us and ask questions function.
Recovery Today is a print and online resource for topics focusing on addiction and recovery. Recovery Today is a publication of the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies and was first published in 1995; we continue to be a leading resource for all addiction and recovery topics.
Scripps McDonald Center
Scripps McDonald Center is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to treating alcohol and drug abuse. The center provides a healing environment—people needing help and their families receive the tools and support they need to rebuild their lives.
Terence T. Gorski's Clinical Development
Terry Gorski's Addiction & Clinical Development Website is designed to keep decision makers, program managers and clinicians up-to-the-minute on new developments regarding the Gorski-CENAPS® Model of Treatment.
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