Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson
Joan Mathews-Larson began her work over thirty years ago. The loss of her son, shortly after he completed a top-rated, 12-step treatment program, fueled a passionate search for more effective solutions to treat addictions. Convinced that alcoholism is not the result of emotional triggers or willpower weaknesses, Joan delved into the scientific research, and uncovered scores of studies, including those by the groundbreaking biochemist Dr. Roger Williams, which clearly established a genetic and nutritional connection to addiction.
Health Recovery Center Staff
All Health Recovery Center counselors are licensed by the State of Minnesota, Department of Health and Human Services as Chemical Dependency Counselors or Practitioners and/or are certified by The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC), a group that establishes global standards for alcohol addiction treatment.
All Health Recovery Center counselors have specialized training in methods of biochemical restoration and holistic therapy. Health Recovery Center’s board certified, internal medicine, physician supervises each client throughout primary care. HRC also contracts with a psychologist who serves as a consultant to the program. Registered nurses and lab technicians assist our medical personnel.