Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson
Joan Mathews-Larson began her work in the field of addiction recovery over thirty years ago. The loss of her son to suicide, shortly after he completed a 12-step treatment program, fueled Joan’s passionate search to find better solutions. 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.
She is the author of the 1999 book Depression Free: Naturally and the coauthor of the 1992 Seven Weeks to Sobriety: The Proven Program to Fight Alcoholism through Nutrition. Both books detail her scientific findings, as well as her approaches to treating the psychological aspects of depression and Substance Abuse Disorders.
To learn more about Joan Mathews-Larson and her work, visit https://joanmathewslarson.com/.
Health Recovery Center Staff
All Health Recovery Center counselors are licensed by the State of Minnesota’s Department of Health and Human Services as Chemical Dependency Counselors or Practitioners.
All Health Recovery Center counselors have undergone specialized training in biochemical restoration and holistic therapy. Health Recovery Center’s board-certified physician of internal medicine 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.