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Arizona Doctor Offers New Addiction Drug Treatment for Meth Addicts Showing More Than 60% Success Rate
Date:4/11/2008

Dr. Gregory Ellison, Director of Advanced Medical Center, Licensed to

Administer PROMETA(R)

PHOENIX, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With Arizona facing a critical crisis of methamphetamine use, Dr. Gregory Ellison, Director of Advanced Medical Center, has identified a very promising new addiction treatment option that shows high success rates and is performed on an out-patient (versus in-patient) basis in 10 hours over five sessions. As the only doctor in the state of Arizona licensed to administer the new PROMETA(R) treatment program, Ellison is encouraged with results of clinic trials which show more than a 60 percent success rate.

In conjunction with the statewide television simulcast of Crystal Darkness on April 15th to raise awareness about meth, there is a mandate to raise awareness about addiction treatment. Ellison's PROMETA(R) 30-day program targets the imbalances in the brain chemistry associated with substance dependence, cravings, tolerance, withdrawal symptoms and relapse with a three-prong treatment of medicine, nutrition and psychology. Patients receiving this treatment experience:

-- Relief from cravings and anxiety

-- Restoration of nutritional balance

-- Improvement of mental capacity

Unlike many in-patient therapies, Ellison's PROMETA(R) program is done on an out-patient basis, allowing individuals to continue their daily lives and removing the stigma of "going to rehab." With the number of Arizonians seeking treatment for meth addiction quintupling between 2000 and 2004, out-patient capabilities not only positively impact individuals and their families, but the community and its resources as well.

More than 60 percent of patients participating in clinical trials successfully kicked their addiction, while 97 percent reported a decrease in frequency of cravings. In a study just published by Community Bridges in Arizona, the findings showed 86 percent of patients i
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