Just when you think you've seen it all, a North Miami Beach 10th degree Black Belt and drug counselor draws on his Karate experience to train addicts to beat their addictions with martial arts. It sounds much harsher than it really is.
John Giordano is a Grand Master 10th degree Black Belt. He was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame for his life-long dedication to the martial arts. John is also the President and Co-Founder of G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center. Today, he fights addiction much as he did opponents in the ring back in the day.
Mr. Giordano and his partner Jerry Goldfarb have first hand knowledge of what it takes to beat addiction - they're recovering addicts themselves. Giordano says: "if it hadn't been for Karate and what I learned from it, I'd be dead right now - and so would a great number of my clients."
The core treatment principles developed by Giordano and Goldfarb that are driving the popularity of G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center are firmly entrenched in the fact that drug abuse - either illicit or prescription - destroys the body, mind and spirit of its victim. With this in mind, G & G's founders incorporated cutting-edge therapies focused on treating the entire person into their protocols.
Their continued efforts to deliver the most effective addiction treatment available earned the center the distinguished recognition of the Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). According to G & G Holistic Drug Rehab compliance officer, Rick Murphy: "while there are many accredited behavioral health care facilities that are accredited by the Joint Commission; G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center is - to my knowledge - the only holistic addiction treatment facility in America to be awarded a Gold Seal by the Joint Commission."
Albeit the most prolific, karate is just one of the many pioneering holistic therapies used by the facility that is driving G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center's success rate to one of the highest in the country. Many of their clients continue karate training long after they've left the center. They say karate keeps them centered and grounded in a discipline that makes their lives more manageable. Other clients opt for the more traditional yet cutting-edge holistic therapies such as acupuncture, spa therapy, vitamin therapy, nutrition, brain chemistry analysis and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to name just a few. Regardless of their preferences, all of G & G Holistic Drug Rehab clients receive extensive AA and mental health counseling.
Giordano and Goldfarb's unyielding commitment to their clients is to defeat their addiction by providing them with the most up-to-date, proven, evidence-based protocols and therapies. John and Jerry's values and undertaking permeate through each and every member of their highly educated and trained staff - and their achievements in treating addiction are reflected in their tremendously high success rate.
According to 5 time national karate champion John Giordano: "karate is one of the effective therapies we use that has proven to save lives. We'll not rest until we've completely eradicated addiction from the face of the earth." The affable Giordano is available for interviews. He will entertain your audience while educating them. John is an A-List media pro and a regular on Miami TV and radio stations. He has been a guest on countless national radio and TV shows including: CBS Evening News With Katie Couric, FOX Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, A&E "Interventions," Geraldo and CNN Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
CREDENTIALS: John Giordano is the president and founder of the prestigious G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center he started over twenty years ago. He is the proud recipient of a Doctor Of Human Letters from Sinai University in Jerusalem. Giordano is a recovering addict with twenty-four years of sobriety to his credit. Mr. Giordano is a therapist, Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (CCJS). Mr. Giordano also earned a Masters Certification in Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP), and is a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Specialist. He is a professional expert witness for the state and federal government. John is a Karate Grand Master 10th degree black belt and is in the Karate Hall Of Fame. Mr. Giordano recently accepted the position of chaplain offered to him by the North Miami Police Department.
Mr. Giordano's acclaimed new book: "Proven Holistic Treatment For Addiction & Chronic Relapse," (Tate Publishing 2007 ISBN: 1-5988637-5-4) is being utilized by several state hospitals and a number of treatment centers across the country.
G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center, the facility Mr. Giordano founded over twenty-years ago, is a 62 bed in-patient/out-patient JACHO accredited addiction treatment center.
Mr. Giordano can be reached at 1-800-559-9503
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