Recovery from Addictions and SMART Recovery with Will Arendell and John Antonucci


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William Arendell, LCSW William Arendell started working with children with Attention Deficit Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder using neurofeedback and biofeedback in 1996 at the Institute for Neurobiofeedback and Barclay Family Care in Michigan. Will developed a reputation for being able to work with clinically challenging children, many with severe emotional problems, and adults experiencing difficulties with insomnia, depression and stress. While working as a social worker for the Open Door in downtown Detroit he worked with homeless who were afflicted with addiction. Will conducted a study with Oakland University and the Institute for Inner Resources which was the first to use neurofeedback to treat those afflicted with heroin and crack addiction. He completed his masters in Social Work at Arizona State University. Will worked at Women's Hope, an addiction treatment center for women in Boston, and conducted stress reduction workshops for hospitals and mental health workers. Will is the former the Clinical Director of Bridge House one of the largest residential treatment centers in Louisiana. In private practice, works with children with severe behavioral problems alongside teachers and adults having difficulties with anxiety, addictions and sleep. Will also conducts training for beginners and advanced students who want to learn stage hypnosis. To learn more about Mr. Arendell’s work, visit John Antonucci, M.Ed., LAC, P-LPC, NCC Mr. Antonucci is passionate about helping people with the biological brain disease of addiction; and pursuing social justice issues surrounding public policy and addiction. Mr. Antonucci has a M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of New Orleans, and is a Licensed Addictions Counselor through the Addictions Disorders Regulatory Authority of Louisiana. He has over 8 years of multifaceted experience in addiction treatment, and extensive experience in small business management and start-up. He is an advocate and promoter of ways to achieve recovery from addictions, most recently being the first bringing the innovative and evidence based SMART recovery program from addictions to New Orleans, and Louisiana. To learn about Mr. Antonucci’s work his work visit

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