Dr. Marvin David Seppala admits on video that 90% plus of people attending Hazelden "treatment" are coerced, or else!!
For the calendar year 2011 Hazelden Foundation had gross receipts of $223,000,000. The net income for 2011 was $14,000,000.
Seppala is licensed by the state of Minnesota with a specialty in Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology (see MN Health Licensing Board). Seppala obtained his degree from MAYO MEDICAL SCHOOL, ROCHESTER, MN, USA.
Seppala admits that 12 steps are the favored approach (faith-healing) and that a small smattering of science may be involved. (strong>Hazelden is about digniity and respect? Founded by business men to help friends (read this as these men saw an opportunity to make some cash.
President & CEO Mark Mishek was paid over $$680,000 by Hazelden in 2011. Seppala was paid over $450,000 in 2011.
In 2011 Hazelden spent $385,000 in an attempt to influence legislation on "health insurance parity" and "health care reform."
Seppala: Chief Medical Officer - Hazelden calls himself an addiction expert?
National expert on addiction treatment, pharmacological treatments and integration of evidence-based practices. Ability to speak in layman's terms on the complicated disease of addiction.
Marvin D. Seppala, MD, is chief medical officer at Hazelden, and serves as adjunct Assistant Professor at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. His responsibilities include overseeing all interdisciplinary clinical practices at Hazelden, maintaining and improving standards of care, and supporting growth strategies for Hazelden's residential and nonresidential addiction treatment programs and services throughout the country.
Seppala attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is a graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He obtained his M.D. at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, serving his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in addiction at University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis.
Seppala is author of Clinician's Guide to the Twelve Step Principles, a McGraw-Hill/Hazelden book published in 2002. He co-authored When Painkillers Become Dangerous, Hazelden Publishing, in 2004, followed by Pain-Free Living for Drug-Free People, Hazelden Publishing, in 2005. He is also the author of Prescription Painkillers: History, Pharmacology and Treatment, Hazelden Publishing (2010).
Seppala served as a board member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) for several years and is a national expert on addiction treatment. He has appeared as a guest on CBS's The Early Show, CNN, and National Public Radio. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal.
Hazelden's Graduate Program:
Graduates of the Master of Arts and Certificate in Addiction Counseling programs meet requirements for licensure in Minnesota as licensed alcohol and drug dependency counselors (LADC). In addition, graduates are eligible for initial certification in most states.
•A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher learning, or equivalent, as pertinent for international students
•Certification of no chemical use problems within the two years prior to admission
•English proficiency. An applicant who does not speak English as a first language is required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)--with a score of 213 or more on the Computer-based Test, or a score of 550 or more on the Paper-based Test, or a score of 80 or more on the Internet-based Test. Since the test is given on a limited basis each year, and preregistration is required, the student should allow sufficient time for the results to be included with the enrollment application. A TOEFL score is not required if the applicant has a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or if the student has completed a bachelor's degree or higher in English in another country, as evidenced by an official transcript in English.
•Basic computer skills (i.e. Power Point / Word)
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wages (2011)
$18.54 hourly, $38,560 annual
Employment (2010) - 86,000 employees
Projected growth (2010-2020) - Faster than average (20% to 28%)
Projected job openings (2010-2020) - 41,700
Top industries (2010) - Health Care and Social Assistance, Government
You would think that a Graduate Degree would garner more return on investment than $38,000 a year.
It would appear that the entry requirements to the Hazelden Graduate Program are quite low, as they should be, since the graduate would simply be employing wilsonisms.
Alice Cooper- Is It My Body - 1971
I wonder what Laura Thompkins thinks of this?