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Date:4/11/2008

n the PROMETA(R) program versus less than 10 percent in other intensive outpatient programs were still actively participating in recovery counseling 16 weeks later.

In 2007, Advanced Medical Center's fully-trained staff became one of only 60 practices nationwide to offer the PROMETA(R) program for treatment of alcohol, cocaine and methamphetamine dependence. This medically-supervised treatment program is designed to address both the neurochemical imbalances in the brain and some of the nutritional deficits caused or worsened by chronic substance abuse.

Ellison's PROMETA(R) program begins with a complete physical exam. The medically-supervised treatment encompasses oral and IV medications administered on three consecutive daily visits of about two hours each, plus two additional treatments approximately three weeks after the initial treatment. At-home prescription medications are also used for approximately one month. Nutritional supplements and counseling, based on nutritional guidelines for patients in recovery, are provided to establish healthy dietary habits designed to support recovery. Initial psychological counseling is offered immediately, based on a comprehensive assessment by Ellison, and may include individual, group or any form of 12-step or faith-based programs.

Ellison is a leading family and addiction medicine practitioner in Tempe, Arizona, with more than 25 years of experience. A fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Ellison is a recognized leader in the field and offers a unique integrated approach to health care. Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Ellison has served on a number of professional organizations including the Maricopa County Board of Medical Directors and the Maricopa County Medical Grievance Committee.

Dr. Ellison is currently a member of the Arizona Medical Association, the American Society of Addictive Medicine and American Academy of Family Practice. He is als
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