Opiate addiction is the single greatest  public health crisis facing Americans—it affects over 2 million people  and kills 115 of them every single day. Drug overdose is now  the leading cause of death for Americans under fifty. Even as opiate  addiction skyrockets, more people than ever before are hooked on  alcohol, sedatives, cigarettes, and even screens. The face and  prevalence of addiction has changed and evolved, but our solutions to  addiction are stuck in the past.


We’ve been treating  addiction as a black or white issue, a disease you either suffer from or  will never suffer from. The problem with this model is that it doesn’t  account for the incredible forces working against all of us, pushing all of  us toward addiction: stress, undernourishment, sleep-deprivation,  vitamin D deficiency, and isolation, not to mention a flawed medical  system and corrupt pharmaceutical companies doling out prescriptions at  every turn.

The truth: Addiction  is a condition that, like many others, exists on a spectrum. We are more  vulnerable to becoming addicted to substances at certain points in our  lives and based on the evidence provided in The Addiction Spectrum,  most effective at kicking addiction when we take a holistic approach.  With the help of the 13-point plan and individual protocols detailed in  this book, you have the power to change your destiny. No one understands  this more than Dr. Paul Thomas, who recovered from alcohol addiction  early in his career and founded one of the most effective rehabilitation  centers for teens and young adults in his hometown of Portland, OR.  Named one of the top family doctors and one of the top pediatricians in  the country, Dr. Paul is also board-certified in both integrative  medicine and addiction medicine. This unique combination of specialties  is intentional: Dr. Paul has devoted his entire life and career to  saving lives.


Dr. Paul Thomas (affectionately known as “Dr.  Paul”) received his MD from Dartmouth Medical School and completed is  pediatric residency at the University of California, San Diego.

​Dr. Paul is a board-certified fellow of the  American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also board-certified in  Integrative and Holistic Medicine. He is also a diplomate of the  American Board of Addiction Medicine.

It is the goal of Dr. Paul Thomas and  the team at Integrative Pediatrics to partner with you to navigate the  complex choices we face in today’s world. This is especially important  in avoiding toxins such as pesticides, plastics, and heavy metals,  including the ones found in certain vaccines. We offer the best in  pediatric care for infants, children and adolescents in the Portland  Metropolitan area.