Dan Pierce, Founder at Mentally Fit, recently hosted an online discussion about how to use DBT to overcome addiction urges.

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1) Tell us about yourself and what you do.

Dr. Keith Kantor, I am currently the CEO and Founder of the NAMED Program, which helps free people from addiction through nutrition. It has expanded to also cover mental illness and with www.vetcv.com almost all diseases. My education is a PhD in Nutritional Science, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and a Doctorate in Business Entrepreneurship. I also hold an undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry.


2) What would you add to what Dan said in the video? Do you
agree? Disagree? Please be as detailed as you’d like.

I agree that the brain is powerful and each person’s addiction recovery is unique, training a person to think through and process their addiction behaviors and how to filter thoughts is an excellent skill to have through addiction recovery. We are not always taught mindfulness and meditation and this skill in itself can help us not react with impulse but rather stick to our core values. I also think that this type of therapy is a great way to eliminate the “all or nothing mentality” that is often associated with being clean and sober. The person is accountable to the amount and how often they are using legal substances like alcohol and in some states marijuana. It is important to note that this will not be effective for some who suffer from addiction. As this form of therapy has more research associated with it we will be able to tell how successful it actually is.

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