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Can you name this condition?

A potentially fatal disease which affects 1 in 10 children.

A disease which directly affects 1 in 3 households.

A disease whose cause is 50% genetic.

A disease involving chemical brain injury.

A disease whose symptoms are frequently handled by law enforcement staff without health care training.

A disease often addressed by a memoir-based program, rather than scientific research.

A disease complicated by mis-information and missing information.

It’s the disease of chemical dependence.

     Perhaps you’re a young parent, seeking preventative information. Perhaps you’re concerned about (or frustrated by) a neighbor or co-worker. If your world is directly impacted by someone else’s use of substances, or even compulsions such as gambling, shopping, computer gaming, or intimacy-seeking, then the Series "Someone Else's Substance Use" can reshape your future and your emotional health.

     Make no mistake: Alcohol is a DRUG. Nicotine is a DRUG. There is no such thing as alcohol OR drugs . . . it's alcohol or OTHER drugs. The brain does not distinguish between legal or prescription or illicit. A drug is a Drug is a DRUG to the brain.

     This private, confidential Course consistently generates healing in the lives of participants. You will be equipped with state-of-the-science information, and real-life solutions. Please note: These are not Counseling Sessions; this is coursework, although Module 5 is personalized. We strongly suggest scheduling Counseling in conjuction with the Course. From an emotional standpoint, S.U.D.* is highly "contagious". (*S.U.D.: Substance Use Disorder.)

5 Private Modules, 55 minutes each.  Save $65.00 when you PreRegister for the full Series: $375 ($75 per Module, nonrefundable) or Register-As-You-Go: $88 per Segment. Available following your Initial Intake Session. Please thoroughly read the Consent Agreement on the First Time Clients page; click on the Consent button in page center.

Your action on this has started…CONGRATULATIONS. Find out just how “not alone” you are. Call me today at (231) 944-8200. We probably have a lot in common.

The Course

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Module 1:
"Chemical Dependence: What It Is; What It Isn't”

Module 2:
"Clinical Stages Of Change With Chemical Dependence"

Module 3:
"Rescuing: How To Spot It; How To Stop It"

Module 4:
"A New Language For Peace of Mind"

Module 5:
"Putting It All Together: Applying This Knowledge To Your Situation"

Many participants choose to follow Modules with a private Behavioral Acupuncture Treatment, which is offered for the reduced rate of $48 when received as part of the same appointment, which saves you $20. (This stress-dissolving treatment is usually part of an Acupuncture-Plus Session for $68.)

Modules must be completed in order. Please be prepared to take notes (absolutely no recording devices permitted). Once completed, any Module may be repeated, either during your movement through the Course, or following your completion of Module 5.

About Your Clinician
All sessions are conducted by Jules Yuan Shellby, National Board-Certified Counselor, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor ), and Owner of Oasis Health For Mood & Body/The Art of Wellness PLLC.

Ms. Shellby has worked in the health care field since 1982, and the field of substance treatment since 2006. She is a former Therapist with Addiction Treatment Services in Traverse City at Dakoske Hall’s Residential Program. Both of her Masters’ programs were completed at Western Michigan University: she holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and an additional Master’s Certificate in Substance Use Treatment.

Jules Yuan is a Certified SMART Recovery Facilitator, with years of pro bono service to Northwestern Michigan Substance Abuse Services. She worked as a Counselor/Advocate at The Women’s Resource Center of Traverse City, assisting people experiencing violence in the home and/or by a partner, usually involving substance misuse on the part of the perpetrator.

The Oasis Health S.E.S.U. (Someone Else's Substance Use) Series is offered in honor of a family member who ended their own life following years of misery, struggling with the disease of chemical brain injury from childhood substance use.