The Problem with Addiction Treatment In America


There is a problem in America that until recently was going unobserved and unchecked:  the problem is addiction treatment.  It hasn’t been working.  We can tell you all of the reasons why, but CASAColumbia, one of the world’s most reputable addiction research organizations housed at Columbia University, has already done that in their groundbreaking report, Addiction Medicine: Closing the Gap between Science and Practice.

CASAColumbia researchers work to assess the impact of substance use on American systems and populations, examine the links between substance use and other health and social problems, and translate knowledge about substance use and addiction into policy and practice.

For the past 19 years, CASAColumbia has produced over 75 reports and white papers on systems including health care, justice, social service and government finance; on populations including women, teens and people living in rural areas; and on the relationship between substance use and such topics as developmental disabilities, sexual behavior and religion and spiritual practice.

Through reports and white papers about the consequences of risky and dependent substance use and the disease of addiction itself, and best practices for prevention and treatment, CASAColumbia offers a balanced look at all sides of an issue. CASAColumbia forms collaborative partnerships and develops initiatives to translate this knowledge into health policy and practice in order to inform policy debate and offer practical solutions based on evidence based approaches to prevention and treatment.

Read the full report at

The Addiction Treatment Problem

CASACoumbia’s groundbreaking 5-year research project, Addiction Medicine: Closing the Gap between Science and Practice, evaluated the recovery care offered across America.  Upon conclusion of the study they revealed these facts:

  • Addiction treatment is largely neglected by U.S. Medical System
  • 90% of the people with addiction receive no form of treatment at all!
  • 16% of the U.S population has the disease of addiction
  • 90% of the people with addiction receive no form of treatment at all!
  • Addiction treatment is largely neglected by U.S. Medical System
  • No national treatment standards exist to ensure quality care

Side Note:  Standardized treatment at most 30 day rehab centers demonstrate recidivism rates (relapse) near 80%—This is the same results you expect to see with placebo treatments!

We do know how to treat addiction effectively but are not offering these treatments at an affordable price, denying the majority of  addicts and alcoholics effective treatment.

In short, CASAColumbia’s report exposes the fact that most medical professionals who should be providing treatment are not sufficiently trained to diagnose or treat addiction, and most of those organizations providing addiction treatment are not medical professionals and are not equipped with the knowledge, skills or credentials necessary to provide the full range of evidence-based services, including pharmaceutical and psychosocial therapies and other medical care.

The Addiction Treatment Solution

CHI: Conscious Healing Innovationsprovides SCIENTIFICALLY-EVIDENCED, AFFORDABLE, HOLISTIC AND INTEGRATED managed care improvements for addiction recovery treatment.  Our program design meets these standards:

  • Scientifically Evidenced Care—proven treatment methods showing 70-80% sustained sobriety
  • State-of-the-Art Treatment—protocols unified across disciplines and in accordance with research
  • Networked Provider Systems—communication and tracking tools implemented within existing systems
  • Educational Programming—for providers, clients and patients, both online and live
  • Systems Set-Up and Trainings—allowing directed and focused treatment throughout entire program, aligning all providers
  • Community Reinforcement Emphasis—connecting each client to a positive environments, socially and through volunteerism, job training, and age appropriate 12-step communities

All of these services are integrated by developing Provider Teams from multidimensional orientations, who are on the same page regarding “best practices” for addiction treatment.  Our outpatient care improvements are expected to increase sustained sobriety by as much than 60% or more over conventional inpatient care treatments, while decreasing costs by over 50%!

State-of-the-Art Addiction Treatment Program Formally Launches in Sebastopol, Northern California in June, 2013!


Headquartered in Sebastopol, California, CHI is a start-up company with a three year ramp-up agenda.  Our initial stage of development features a live action treatment pilot program, with full outpatient clinic services, where we will be tracking the metrics of our providers and patients, our systems effectiveness, educational program adequacy, patient recidivism, and costs. The Pilot Program will serve approximately 300 patients over a two-year term.  Following the Pilot Program we intend to install our program within an existing hospital treatment facility for a year of continued testing before a national launch ensues.

The Pilot Program will be administered by Dynamic Life Counseling in the city of Sebastopol.  Our mission is two-fold: to improve the standard of addiction care, raising the bar on services in order to meet the requirements set forth by CASAColumbia following their five-year nationwide study concerning the failure of medical services in the treatment of addiction disorders; and, to decrease the cost of treatment, incurred by development financing burdens and repeated treatment costs due to recidivism.

For more information about CHI, please contact us at  For more information regarding Dynamic Life Counseling ™ or the CHI Pilot Program please visit


Scientifically-Evidenced Treatment is Available TODAY: 

You can enroll in CHI’s 360 Degree Pilot Program right now and become instrumental in the success of recovery treatment; your contribution to our knowledge base will dramatically improve addiction care throughout America.  This Pilot Program allows you to have the best chance at sustained sobriety for the least amount of money, and it allows us to test the applications and methods of CHI prior to implementing our program in a hospital or clinic setting.

We will be allowing a limited number of participants to enroll in the program and to be a part of a two year study—get your application in today.

For your participation, you will be granted a reduced rate for this 6-month, outpatient treatment program.  Your treatment will occur in beautiful West Sonoma County, in the vibrant town of Sebastopol in Northern California, right next door to Santa Rosa, Bodega Bay, Petaluma and Healdsburg and only an hour’s drive to San Francisco. The program is administered by Dynamic Life Counseling.

Dynamic Life Counseling™ (DLC) is a psychological treatment center which serves families, children (ages 7 and up,) adolescents, couples and individuals.  The affiliate providers hold advanced degrees and have a minimum of 10 years or more in the treatment of addiction and oftentimes, codependency.  DLC will administer the program implementing the tools and services demonstrated and provided by CHI, and will conduct all interviews and hiring of auxiliary and principal participants.

All providers are self-employed, fully independent contract workers who are required to maintain their own building and malpractice insurances, offices, tax duties and appointment calendars.  Neither CHI nor Dynamic Life Counseling will accept any managerial or employer liability or obligation for any participating affiliate.

Note:   If you are coming from some distance we can recommend nearby Sober Living Environments (temporary safe housing) or direct you to other housing arrangement professionals.  (See the TREATMENT link above to apply and to receive details.)