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About Alcohol Recovery Medicine

This website is my way to share what I have learned about the nutritional and medical care for people everywhere who suffer with alcohol use disorder.  The content here is from my own clinical experience and perspective, which is influenced by twenty years of experience conducting research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one of the institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. This website is entirely supported by my medical practice as a public service. I do not accept advertising revenue of any kind.   

The opinions expressed on this site are my professional opinion and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Food and Drug Administration, or any other organization.

                                     - Dr. John

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John C. Umhau MD MPH CPE


About Dr. John C. Umhau MD MPH CPE

I began using naltrexone  and other medication to help people with AUD in 1995, and have established this site and telemedicine practice to share what I know.  I am certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. 


For more than twenty years, I was a Senior Clinical Investigator at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health where I was privileged to conduct numerous research studies to learn more about alcoholism, and work with scientists striving to uncover the mystery of human disease.  My articles on nutrition and human health are available here:   


I completed a residency in Clinical Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, a MD at Wake Forest University, a MPH at Johns Hopkins University and a BS at Davidson College.  I am also certified as a physician executive by the American Association for Physician Leadership.

In addition to my scientific and public health pursuits, I practice addiction medicine on limited basis in Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland North Carolina and Virginia. I  I enjoy hiking, photography, and spending time with my family.  The Photographs on this site are mostly from Wyoming; ten years ago, on a trip with my daughter, I stopped the car to take a photo of the Grand Tetons at dawn. As the first sunlight shown on the mountains, I decided that if I ever had a website, this photo would be on it.



The information on this website is designed to help people who are suffering with alcohol use disorder. However, in offering information on this site, I am not forming or attempting to form a doctor-patient relationship with anyone, or to diagnose or treat anyone. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or for any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for seeking any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication or changing its dose, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. Any reader who needs medical advice should discuss their situation with a physician.

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