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A Safe, Natural Way to End

New book introduces a revolutionary
approach to curing addiction with clinically
tested nutritional interventions.

Why do so many substance abuse treatment programs fail,

sending addicts back to their old habits? It’s not because
addicts are morally weak, spiritually deficient, or
psychologically damaged. It’s because few treatment
programs address the real problem behind substance
abuse: nutritional imbalances that lead to shortages in
neurotransmitters, the natural mood-elevating stress
hormones in the brain.

The good news is that when neurotransmitters are

replenished and rebalanced, substance abusers almost
immediately experience low or no cravings, reduced
withdrawal symptoms, and dramatically improved health
What Is
and emotional well-being.
Drugs such as
In a new book by nutritional medicine pioneer CE GANT MD
alcohol, nicotine,
and GREG LEWIS PHD, End Your Addiction Now: The
Proven Nutritional Supplement Program That Can
cocaine, and even
Set You Free (Square One, 2010), Drs. Gant and Lewis
sugar are capable of
present an easy, step-by-step addiction recovery program
with a success rate that’s more than triple the national
alleviating the
average. It includes some two dozen case studies of
symptoms of
patients who’ve overcome addictions to tobacco, alcohol,
opiates, pain meds, antidepressants, and other substances
deficiencies. But
—including sugar.
continued use of
these substances
This safe, effective, and natural Power Recovery Program
can, often quite
enables readers to tailor nutritional intervention strategies
quickly, result in
to fit their own unique body chemistry and addiction,
addiction, a
whether it’s to cigarettes, alcohol, prescription drugs, or
situation in which
carbs. The program also has an impressive track record
our brains adapt
with patients who found real help dealing with
and begin to rely on
psychological disorders, such as depression and ADHD, and
were able to stop using prescription meds such as Prozac,
Zoloft, Adderall, and Ritalin.
substitutes to keep
us going.
The two-stage Power Recovery Program includes: For more info, contact:
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immediate personal recovery program with self- – MORE CSLEWISPUBLICITY.COM
assessment questionnaires that diagnose your

neurotransmitter deficiency. Reduces or completely

After the addiction has been managed, you can follow a “I’m in a state of
targeted Long-Term Biochemical Rebalancing program, shock—your program
which corrects secondary nutritional imbalances that may has killed my
have resulted from prolonged substance abuse. interest and cravings
for alcohol within 24
Readers also learn: hours. I’m starting at
How to kick the “carboholism” habit—and overcome sugar a low dose, taken
addiction, type II diabetes, and obesity with meals, of your
The real cause of your addiction—and how to effectively address suggested aminos
it and vitamins and will
Why some people are more susceptible than others to substance work up to a higher
abuse dose, taken before
How to find out which neurotransmitters you’re deficient in—and meals to ensure I’m
then get your levels quickly back to normal getting all I need for
Why treating psychological disorders with drugs can harm rather the long haul. I’m
than help you in the long term just so pleased!
How preservatives, pesticides, chemical additives, and antibiotics What a wonderful
can exacerbate substance abuse feeling—as I used to
How to get children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD off prescription think about having a
drugs for good—and improve their behavior glass around 3 and
How the right nutritional supplements can help you stay clean would wait and wait
and sober—even if you’re under a lot of stress anxiously until 5! I
love this! No white
If you’re following a traditional recovery strategy, you’ve knuckles and no
got about a desperate will power.
1 in 4 chance of success. If you combine that strategy with I’m telling all who
the Power Recovery Program, the evidence suggests will listen about this
you’ll increase your chances of recovery to 5 out of 6. Even approach. Thank
if you’re not currently following a recovery plan, Dr. Gant’s you, thank you,
clinical experience with thousands of patients suggests thank you!”
that you’ll dramatically improve your chances for a —Barbara H., patient
complete recovery. No matter how many times you’ve tried
to quit before, End Your Addiction Now will help you
beat the odds.



The Proven Nutritional Program That Can Set You
CE Gant MD and Greg Lewis PhD
Square One Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7570-0313-4
$16.95 paper
296 pages
About the Author
CE GANT MD is one of this country’s leading practitioners of
nutrition-based medicine and an authority on the
biochemical roots of addiction. A well-known researcher,
educator, and outspoken advocate for biochemically sound
approaches to the treatment of substance abuse and
mental disorders, he is coauthor, with GREG LEWIS PHD, of
End Your Addiction Now: The Proven Nutritional
Supplement Program That Can Set You Free (Square
One, 2010).

Dr. Gant received his medical degree from the University of

Virginia, with postgraduate residency training in Family
Practice and Psychiatry. He served as medical director of
Tully Hill Hospital, a rehabilitation facility in Syracuse, NY,
where he pioneered nutritional and detoxification protocols
for the treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders,
and received a remarkable 83 percent success rate in Addiction Facts:
ending patients’ addictions after one year—more than three • Substance abuse
times the national average. and addiction
account for two-
For nearly three decades Dr. Gant has practiced Integrative, thirds of all
Complementary/Alternative, and Functional Medicine while incarcerations in
serving in medical directorships and consultancies to clinics the US.
and hospitals, and as a psychiatric consultant at several • Addiction
substance abuse and mental health clinics throughout New accounts for 50%
York State. He has treated many kinds of medical disorders, of psychiatric
but a significant portion of his work has focused on natural, admissions and
medication-free treatments for ADHD (Attention Deficit 25% of medical
Hyperactivity Disorder), substance use disorders (drug, surgical
tobacco, and alcohol addiction), and mood disorders admissions.
(anxiety and depression). The protocols he developed have • Addiction is the
been duplicated around the country by a number of number one
healthcare practitioners and rehabilitation facilities such as cause of death in
Bridging the Gaps, in Winchester, VA, and disseminated by the US—with
the Alliance for Addiction Solutions, a national organization tobacco causing
co-founded by Dr. Gant. 450,000 deaths
per year alone.
Dr. Gant currently practices at National Integrated Health
Associates in Washington, DC (, and is Director
of Integrative Medicine of Brain Enhancement Solutions and
Technologies Inc. (, a firm that For more info, contact:
diagnoses and treats brain disorders with neuroimagery. He CATHY S. LEWIS
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(, a research-focused, nonprofit (845) 679-2188
group dedicated to improving outcomes for various

Four Risk Factors for Substance Abuse

When your brain has enough of the nutrients necessary to

manufacture all the neurotransmitters you need, you feel
more relaxed, alert, focused, happy, and pain-free. But
when your brain’s biochemistry is imbalanced, you’re at
increased risk for developing mental suffering, which leads
the unwary into the trap of medicating their symptoms
with brain injurious and addictive chemicals. Here are four
culprits behind brain chemistry imbalances that put you at

Poor Nutrition
• Caused by poor absorption due to the overgrowth of
harmful microorganisms, such as yeast, in the
• Resulting from a diet heavy in refined carbohydrates
and processed food that is stripped of its nutritional
value. Tips for
• Caused by digestive problems from insufficient Improving Your
amounts of digestive enzymes. Nutritional Status
• Supplement to
Toxin exposure replenish key
• From chemical additives, pesticides, preservatives, neurotransmitters
and other toxins. as outlined in End
• From overuse of antibiotic drugs. Your Addiction
• Caused by ingestion of heavy metals contained in
dental fillings, cookware, the water supply, and • Detoxify as
certain foods. suggested in the
book, to lessen
Prolonged stress adverse
• Causing the over-release of stress hormones and
certain neurotransmitters, which can quickly tax our • Avoid processed,
body’s supply of nutrients needed to replenish chemical-laden
depleted neurotransmitters. produce, dairy,
and meat.
Genetic vulnerabilities • Drink 12-18
• To nutrient deficiencies that make us more oz./day of bottled
susceptible to alcohol or drug addiction. People with or filtered water.
a genetic vulnerability to the effects of alcohol, for • Limit carb
example, will be able to consume quantities of liquor intake to beans,
that could make most people violently ill, or find that nonstarchy
they feel better after a hangover if they start Forvegetables, and
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Four Key Neurotransmitters Involved in
Substance Abuse
When an addictive substance like nicotine, alcohol, psychiatric
medications, or cocaine reaches the brain, it mimics the effect of a
neurotransmitter, occupying receptors designed for a specific
neurotransmitter—in effect fooling the brain into thinking that it’s
producing its natural neurotransmitter in adequate amounts. The
brain learns to rely on these artificial substances and diminishes
production of its natural neurotransmitters, which leads to craving
and addiction. Research shows that keeping these four key
neurotransmitters in adequate supply greatly improves recovery
rates and reduces your chance of becoming addicted in the first
place or relapsing once you’ve quit:

Endorphins and Enkephalins

Nature’s pain killers, these are inhibitory neurotransmitters
produced in response to physical or emotional pain and physical
exertion. Substances that “act like” these neurotransmitters
• Morphine and heroin
• Prescription painkillers, including Oxycontin, codeine, Recovery does not
methadone, and Demerol depend on which
• Alcohol substance you use but
on which
Serotonin neurotransmitter
An inhibitory neurotransmitter that acts as an emotional shortages are causing
relaxant, serotonin prevents us from becoming irritable or the mood disorders,
overreacting to difficult situations. Substances that “act like” concentration
serotonin include: difficulties, and sleep
Serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Paxil, problems associated
Prozac, and Zoloft with your urge to use
Foods high in refined sugar substances. To find
Alcohol out which
Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) deficiency is at the
An inhibitory neurotransmitter associated with relaxation, GABA root of your substance
helps calm racing thoughts and may help prevent anxiety attacks problem, take the
and panic attacks. Substances that “act like” GABA include: self-assessment
• Alcohol quizzes in chapter 5 of
• Benzodiazepines, a class of prescription drugs including End Your Addiction
Valium and Xanax that have a tranquilizing effect Now.
Some herbal substances like Kava Kava

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catecholamines. Dopamine regulates short-term bursts of
concentration and euphoria. Norepinephrine causes sustained
alertness, awareness, and vigilance. Substances that “act like”
catecholamines include:
The Power
w Recovery Program At-a-Glance
This stage rapidly reduces or eliminates common symptoms
experienced by problem substance users by beginning the
process of rebalancing brain chemistry.
To do:
• Identify which neurotransmitter deficiency is likely the
cause of your substance cravings and other symptoms
associated with your substance abuse by taking a short
set of questionnaires.
• Take the Quick-Start nutritional supplements
associated with your primary neurotransmitter deficiency
to help rebalance your brain chemistry.
• Most patients notice positive changes after taking the
Quick-Start nutrients for two to three days, including
diminished cravings, increased energy, better focus,
fewer mood swings, and improved sleep.
• Some patients reduce their substance abuse, or Nutritional
even stop completely, during the Quick-Start stage as Supplements for
their cravings lessen and their brain chemistry begins to Detoxification
rebalance. Lecithin: 2,000 mg,
twice daily
This stage adds additional nutritional supplements to cleanse Acidophilus: 2.5
the body of toxins from substance abuse and other sources. billion organisms,
Detoxification removes the obstacles to correcting the twice daily
biochemical imbalances that had put you at risk for substance Bifidus: 2.5 billion
problems in the first place. organisms, twice
To do: daily
• Take the Power Recovery Program Detoxification Vitamin E: Up to 400
Nutrients. IU, twice daily
• Continue to take the Quick-Start nutritional Vitamin C: Up to
supplements. 5,000 mg per day,
• Begin tapering off substance use. taken in 3 or 4 equal
Note: If your substance use has been heavy or prolonged or doses
if you are taking prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines MSM: Up to 2,000
[or SSRIs], do not attempt to rapidly taper or suddenly mg, twice daily
discontinue use without professional supervision. Alpha Lipoic Acid: Up
Results: to 300 mg, twice
• You may experience some withdrawal symptoms, but the daily
nutritional supplements are designed to reduce the Glutathione: Up to
effects of withdrawal. 100 mg, twice daily
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How to Kill Nicotine Cravings Naturally
Within three days of following the Power Recovery Program
Quick Start for Smokers protocol, most patients notice they
have lost the urge to smoke. The following nutritional
supplements help replenish the brain’s neurotransmitters that
get disrupted by nicotine, thus reducing or eliminating your

Purified Lecithin: Up to 2,000 mg, three times daily, an hour

before breakfast and dinner and at bedtime. Lecithin helps
boost production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. If you
suffer from Parkinson’s disease, consult a healthcare
professional before taking lecithin.

L-Tyrosine: Up to 2,000 mg, three times daily, an hour before

meals. Tyrosine, an amino acid, is the main nutrient needed to
produce catecholamines, a type of neurotransmitter that has
an energizing function. If you’re taking antidepressant
medication, consult a healthcare professional before taking
You’ll want to take
5HTP: Up to 200 mg, three times daily, an hour before your Quick-Start
breakfast and dinner and at bedtime. 5HTP is required to for Smokers
produce the neurotransmitter serotonin. Some people respond supplements for at
better to tryptophan, an amino acid precursor to 5HTP, than to least 4 weeks, and
5HTP itself. If you take tryptophan, you should take 1,000– probably several
2,000 mg, three times/day. If you’re taking antidepressant weeks more,
medication, you should consult with a healthcare professional depending on your
before taking 5HTP or tryptophan. results.

L-Glutamine: Up to 1,000 mg, three times daily, an hour

before meals. Glutamine is an amino acid that helps in
relaxation. If you have cirrhosis of the liver or severe liver
disease, consult with a healthcare professional before taking

B-Complex Vitamin Capsule: At least one capsule, twice

daily with phenylalanine. Several B vitamins are essential for
the production of key neurotransmitters.

Vitamin C: At least 1,500 mg, three times daily.

Multi-Mineral Supplement: Your daily mineral supplement

should include calcium (1,000 mg); magnesium (300 mg);
potassium (100 mg); iron (20 mg); zinc (20 mg); manganese (6 For more info, contact:
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Four Myths about Compulsive Substance
Myth Compulsive substance abuse is a sign of lack of will
power, or of an underlying moral or spiritual problem.
Fact Compulsive substance abuse is a sign of nutritional
deficiencies that result in biochemical imbalances and
toxicities. Correcting the imbalances through nutritional
supplements will help diminish or eliminate the cravings
that drive people to abuse substances.

Myth Drugs and alcohol are the causes of substance abuse.

Fact Poor nutrition, toxins, stress, and genetics are the
underlying cause of substance abuse because they lead
to biochemical imbalances that cause people to crave
alcohol and drugs.

Myth Chronic substance users are “victims” of a disease that

can be treated as we treat other diseases: with By calling
prescription drugs. substance
Fact Many of the drugs employed in treatment programs are “diseases” caused
also potentially addictive psychotropic drugs. They do by nicotine,
not correct the underlying biochemical imbalance that alcohol, and other
led to the substance abuse. Prescription drugs, in fact, drugs, doctors
have the potential themselves to cause severe brain attempt to treat
chemical imbalances, and numerous studies have not them with
shown a benefit for long-term recovery the way prescription drugs,
nutritional supplements have. much as they treat
Myth Once you’ve successfully stopped using drugs or alcohol, diseases.
you have to engage in a constant struggle not to relapse. This approach
Fact Scientific research has shown that substance cravings, produces
mood swings, sleep problems, symptoms of mental unacceptable
disorders, and dysfunctional behaviors are largely driven recovery rates, in
by biochemical imbalances that disrupt the production of large part because
neurotransmitters. Once brain chemistry is restored, it’s based on
former addicts are able to get naturally what the drug incorrect scientific
was providing them—calm, relaxation, feeling of well- assumptions about
being, energy, positive outlook, and so on. Feeling great the nature of
dramatically reduces the chance of relapse. substance
problems and
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Suggested Interview Questions
1. Why did you write End Your Addiction Now?
2. How did you figure out that nutrition was the key to
recovery from substance abuse?
3. What are some of the most common misconceptions
people have about addiction and addicts?
4. Most drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs focus
on psychological or spiritual transformation. But you say this
approach probably won’t be enough. Why?
5. You call popular antidepressants such as Zoloft
“potentially addictive mood altering substances” that don’t
solve the primary causes of addiction. How would you
counter critics who say that prescription drugs have helped
millions cope with the debilitating effects of depression, one
of the reasons people turn to drugs and alcohol?
6. Your nutritional approach has had a remarkable 83
percent success rate with addicts. Why aren’t more
physicians recommending this approach for substance
7. Why are we more susceptible to substance abuse than The Power
ever before? Recovery
8. Research shows that some people have genetic Program, unlike
predispositions for alcoholism or drug addiction. Can the virtually any other
Power Recovery Program do anything for them? drug or alcohol
9. You recommend pretty big doses of nutritional treatment strategy,
supplements. Aren’t you just replacing dependence on one gives you the tools
kind of pill with dependence on supplements? you need to bring
10. “Detox” is usually thought of as that period of time when your substance
you’re getting the substance you’re abusing out of your problem under
body. You take that idea even further. Explain. control naturally,
11. You say carbohydrates are highly addictive and can often without the
disrupt normal brain chemistry. You call it “carboholsim.” need for direct
But aren’t complex carbohydrates like fruits and grains professional
important for a healthy diet? intervention.
12. Why are you concerned about the growing use of Ritalin However,
to treat attention deficit disorder in boys? consultation with a
professional who is
competent in
nutritional science
can be helpful.

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