The Evolution of Modern Medicine Has Made the Spiritual Foundation of 12-step Recovery Obsolete…Fact or Fiction?

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

A cursory review of the disease model of addiction and the scientific basis of the disease of addiction and how it relates to the neurobiology of the frontal and prefrontal cortex and the meso-limbic system will be reviewed. There will be further information presented on the neurobiology of wisdom and how it relates to healthy prefrontal cortical activity along with some of the latest research on the positive benefits of spirituality and how this can be documented with technologies to document brain functionality and recovery. This leads to a direct correlation to the actual proven benefit of the spiritual foundation of 12 step recovery.

Dr. James Boone has served at La Hacienda Treatment Center since 2004. He graduated with honors in 1984 from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and did his internal medicine internship and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He earned his board certification in internal medicine in 1987 and began his career in his family’s private practice in Pasadena, Texas. In 2004, he joined Dan Boone in the full-time practice of addiction medicine in Hunt. A member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, he is board certified in addiction medicine.

He and Ruth have six children. He is an avid fisherman and is active in his church. He has a passion for helping persons with addiction experience the fullness of a drug and alcohol-free life through an active 12 Step recovery.