Natural Methods for Treating Addiction

A Survey Course for Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul using Psychology, Ayurveda, and Spirituality
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Identify Effective Natural Solutions to Addiction
Gain Insight into Symptoms of Addiction
Understand Root Causes of Addiction from Multiple Perspectives
Develop Base-Level Platform to Approach Addiction


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Natural Methods for Curing Addiction

A Survey Course for Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul using Psychology, Ayurveda, and Spirituality

Addiction is a disorder that can create dysfunction across multiple domains in a person’s life. Relationships, health, and finances can all be destroyed from addiction.

Unfortunately for many people addiction is a lifelong disorder that never becomes resolved. People may come off of the substance for a while only to be pulled back into the trap months or years down the road.

In order to maximize one’s ability to destroy and thus cure addiction, a multi-pronged approach is helpful. This way the addiction is attacked not only psychologically, but also biologically and spiritually.

The problem with modern day addiction treatment is it tends to focus on purely one or two types of treatment without curing the underlying disorder. This may help with the symptoms, but often does not take care of the cause of the symptoms.

In this course we are going to explore three distinct healing systems for understanding and treating addiction: Psychology, Ayurveda, and Spirituality. Within each of these systems are multiple techniques for combating addiction.

Because we are all unique it is important to have options to select what best fits our personality, and biology. This course will provide you with a repertoire of angles build the best strategy for you, your loved one, or patients.

We will go over:

  • Symptoms of Addiction/Withdrawal

  • Causes of Addiction (Psychology)

  • Treatments for Addiction (Psychology)

  • Causes of Addiction (Ayurveda)

  • Treatments for Addiction (Ayurveda)

  • Causes of Addiction (Spiritual)

  • Treatments of Addiction (Spiritual)

Three Modalities Explored:


Psychology is a modern-day western based form of therapy that looks to cure a person through changing thought patterns, belief structures and behavior. It began development in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and more and more research is added to this day.


Ayurveda is an ancient Indian form of natural medicine. It is widely known in India as the “mother of all medicines”, as many have traced Ayurveda back to the basis of many modern- day forms of medicine and surgery. It was written into texts 3000 years ago, and is based off looking at the body, food, and herbs through the 3-dosha system: Vata (Air), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth).


Looking at addiction through the spiritual lens is an ancient way to view addiction. Addiction can act as an idol that substitutes our desire to connect with God. Through cutting ourselves off from the holy spirit we miss the inner peace that can only come through true communion.

Through combating addiction through natural means, we can heal ourselves from the inside out. We can get to the root cause of the problem without relying on synthetic medicines or chemicals. This can lead to greater empowerment, and feelings of confidence moving forward.

This course will provide you with an overview of how to understand and tackle addiction, thus providing a foundation to work from. Bad habits can be difficult to uproot and remove so it can be helpful to use the insights that the wise healers have brought us over the ages.

Who this course is for:

  • Those seeking solutions to addiction
  • Those wanting to build their knowledge base of addiction cures
  • Those who know someone who could benefit from addiction treatment options


Wellness Coach
Max Myers
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 62 Reviews
  • 1,546 Students
  • 6 Courses

Max has studied the secrets of well-being since 2001 when he began practicing meditation.  A lifelong martial artist, Myers began teaching Kung Fu in 2005 at Georgia Southern University. Since then has been a wellness coach/martial arts instructor.

 In 2007, after earning a degree in Psychology he began working in the mental health field as a wellness coach in in-patient, out-patient and long-term residential treatment centers.  Myers has a passion for natural medicine, having completed over 1200 hours of  training at Kerala Ayurveda Academy and I.I.E.I earning his Counselor certification in 2014 and  completing Practitioner training in 2016 in Kerala, India.

  Myers also became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (2016-2020), has a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management and eLearning Instructional Design Certificate from ATD.

Myers is committed to the bridging of traditional eastern and western wellness modalities for the benefit of all. He supports a holistic approach to health, integrating mind, body and spirit. 

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