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“The Neuroscience of Detox” Free CEU Seminar & Open House, November 2, 2013

We are excited about our free CEU Seminar and Open House on November 2nd, 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Our Executive Director, Jacquie Damgaard, Ph.D., and our Medical Consultant, Rhett Bergeron, M.D., will be presenting on the topic, The Neuroscience of Detox: Resetting Neurotransmitters and Receptor Systems for Long-Term Recovery.

In this seminar you will learn about:

Presentors

Rhett Bergeron, M.D. and Jacquie Damgaard, Ph.D.

The use of brain imaging, neurotransmitter levels, and genetic marker profiles for assisting in decisions regarding planning for long-term recovery.

How individualized Lifestyle Evaluations are essential for making decisions regarding the next steps in aftercare for long-term recovery. 

Please come join us. Lunch will be provided. The Open House will also give you an opportunity to tour our facility, meet our knowledgeable staff and network with your colleagues. CEU Credits and Certificates of Attendance will be given. Remember to bring your business cards for networking!

This is a free event but seating is limited. Please register early to reserve your place.

“The Neuroscience of Detox”
November 2, 2013
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where:
ExecuCare Addiction Recovery Center
3985 Steve Reynolds Boulevard,
Building B, Suite A
Norcross, GA 30093
Phone: 770-817-0711

Register Today!

 

 

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