Young People In Recovery Names NAMED as Strategic Resource

Young People In Recovery Was Recognized by President Obama in Combatting Drug and Substance Abuse

Suwanee, GA, May 01, 2016 --( Nutritional Addiction Mitigation Eating & Drinking (NAMED), a nutritional program that works with addiction withdrawal announces that it has been named by Young People In Recovery as a strategic resource. Recognized by President Barack Obama for its work in substance abuse recovery, Young People in Recovery is a national advocacy organization, which aims to influence public policy, making it easier for our youth to find and maintain their recovery from addiction. Young People In Recovery has city and state chapters that carry out the organizations vision and mission of advocacy and action. Chapters identify and support key policy measures that are already in place in their community. The Chapters also provide the resources and services it is advocating for, at the local and state levels.

“We are very proud and honored to have been named a strategic resource by Young People In recovery,” said Dr. Keith Kantor, founder of NAMED. “A proper diet and nutrition is a strong weapon in combatting substance abuse and NAMED will be a strong asset to the chapters of Young People In Recovery throughout the United States.

Young People In recovery chapters advocate for better access to employment, housing, education, and other recovery related resources. These four areas of focus were strategically chosen. Young People In Recovery used research by the World Health Organization, who regularly researches the recovery community. Young People In Recovery evaluated their outcomes and developed a sustainable strategy to empower the recovery community. Their research identified seven pillars that are essential for an individual to establish a secure base in recovery, ultimately making it easier for them to sustain long-term recovery. Young People In Recovery chose three especially pertinent pillars to begin with, suitable employment, safe; affordable housing, and higher education. Young People In Recovery is actively providing better access to each of these pillars, whilst advocating for change to happen in the public policy arena. Those three are Young People In Recovery’s initial focus and the first three pillars has been widely endorsed by our communities as vital to achieve and sustain our member’s long-term recovery.

Developed by Dr. Kantor, a leader in nutritional science, NAMED develops precise nutritional menus for those undergoing substance abuse recovery. The program is the only one in the world that concentrates on not stimulating the opiate receptors or even suppressing them naturally through specially designed menus. This lowers the cravings for the abused drug, increases the success rate and lowers the relapse rate. The program also lowers the inflammation in our bodies, which causes the insulin production mechanism in our bodies to work improperly. Menus are added all the time and research is constantly ongoing to find natural ways to not stimulate or even suppress the opiate receptors plus balance the body’s Ph to help prevent inflammation. The system works in a controlled environment in conjunction with conventional methods such as counseling, exercise, meditation, education and amino acid nutritional therapy. The concept behind the NAMED program is to increase the success rate of withdrawal and lower the relapse rate.

Once the patient is discharged from an addiction facility, they will be given a code so they can enter the website ( and continue to get menus and recipes which will continue to lower the relapse rate. They will also have access to stable alkaline water, which will help balance their Ph and help prevent inflammation, which will also help lower the relapse rate.

NAMED now works with Intensive outpatient Clinics using the same system. NAMED is also now working directly with Therapists treating substance abuse.

A new program that is getting a lot of attention, especially from NAMI, is NAMED works with therapists that are treating many other mental illnesses. Here the menus are designed to affect specific chemicals that influence the disease, not the opiate receptors. An example would be Anxiety Disorder. Those with Anxiety Disorder do not have enough serotonin or melatonin. The menus will provide that, thus aiding in fighting the disease.

Craig Williams, an advocate and advisor for ITEA (Intercon Transitional Education of America, a non-profit) and POP (Power of Peace Project, also a non- profit) will help Dr. Kantor work with Young People in Recovery making NAMED an even better strategic resource.
David Johnson