The scientific study of mental illness and addiction is still in its infancy, which is probably why there are still so many unlicensed treatment centers, and so few laws to regulate behavioral health treatment services.
An important new non-profit organization has recently been established to help advance biomedical research and scientific initiatives in mental illness and addiction treatment.
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64,000 opioid deaths per year
45,000 suicides per year.
The Loving Mind Institute – https://www.LovingMindInstitute.org
Please donate $5.00 via the website (if you are able). This research is extremely important in putting an end to the unregulated treatment industry by discovering legitimate, science-based treatment for addictions or other mental health problems. It’s vital to lowering the numbers of suicides and addiction-related deaths that take place every year.
Video: Founder of Loving Mind Institute, Marion “Joe” Riggs, Ph.D., appears on BOLD Business TV, presenting the newly launched, 501(c)3, Loving Mind Institute. He advocates for a change in public perception to view addiction as a medical health challenge; and, the critical need for more biomedical research and clinical advance.
Founder of Loving Mind Institute, Marion “Joe” Riggs, Ph.D., appears on BOLD Business TV advocating for a change in public perception to view addiction as a medical health challenge; and, the critical need for more biomedical research and clinical advance. He covers the promise and progress in patient-driven, stem cell-based models for understanding mental illness and their potential application for addiction.
He initiates the interview discussing his connection to the cause, including the challenges in treating addiction. Furthermore, he details the historical example of Straight, Inc., an adolescent treatment facility that operated from 70-90’s known to use abusive, brainwashing tactics based on isolation, dehumanization, and continual guilt confessions. Joe concludes with the biopsychosocial model of addiction, the critical need to end the stigma, and the vital role of biomedicine to help break the addictive cycle in order to speed the path to recovery.
Watch this engaging and informative interview as Joe gets personal, speaking on addiction and how the Loving Mind Institute is designed to address the gap in public support for biomedical research and clinical advance in addiction treatment.