Experts in Prescription Drug Withdrawal
POINT OF RETURN, INC. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public benefit organization that was established to help individuals who seek their freedom from a dependence to Sleeping Pills, Anti-Anxiety Medication and Antidepressants. The team behind POINT OF RETURN encompasses an essential altruistic perspective that places others before self. In fact, our organization was formed to solve a problem no one else could.
Alesandra Rain, co-founder
POINT OF RETURN co-founder who suffered immense adversity for decades. She has endured 34 surgeries on her spine and extremities, and was prescribed a cocktail of medications to alleviate the symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, pain and depression that stemmed from overwhelming circumstances. But after a decade on tranquilizers, sleeping pills, antidepressants and painkillers, she wanted her life back. Alesandra went cold-turkey, and nearly died from the terrifying withdrawals. But in her darkest hour, the concept of POINT OF RETURN emerged, but did not materialize until she met Andrea Crocker, who insisted that Alesandra's journey could help inspire others. Alesandra was able to transform her anguish into a mission that has helped people worldwide to regain their health and freedom, and in turn, she healed herself. More...
Andrea Crocker, co-founder
POINT OF RETURN co-founder who had a epiphany and rose to the call. She enjoyed a lucrative career in the International Fashion Industry for over fifteen years, and yet after meeting Alesandra Rain, Andrea felt compelled to leave the world of fashion to co-found POINT OF RETURN. The over-prescribing of behavioral medication touched Andrea's world when at the age of 19 she developed panic attacks from years of working long hours and eating a poor diet. She sought the help of her physician, who recommended implementing exercise and improving her diet, but who also prescribed Xanax which Andrea never took - her personal belief drove her to seek healthier alternatives. However, other members of her family took psychoactive medications with disastrous results. Andrea realized that she could have easily followed the path of Alesandra, and recognized that her purpose in life was to help all those suffering the effects of prescription pill dependence. She left fashion immediately.More...
Terry Crocker, Executive Director
Executive Director of POINT OF RETURN had spent most of his working career as key management within the hospitality industry. The high stress and long hours contributed to a struggling addiction to alcohol. Terry was prescribed benzodiazepines and antidepressants to help his addiction, without success. He eventually sought help in treatment and now enjoys a life that is drug and alcohol free. Terry is a certified personal trainer with The National Academy of Sports Medicine and The International Sports Sciences Association. He lives a healthy lifestyle that includes a strong faith in God, physical fitness and good nutrition, and has dedicated his life to helping others who are struggling with addiction. His sister, Andrea Crocker is one of our co-founders. More...
Dr. Bill Code, M.D., Integrative Medical Advisor
A leading expert in glutathione, the master antioxidant that is vital to the natural detoxification process, and has extensive experience in both brain research and addiction. At 42, Dr. Code was at the height of a successful and challenging career in Anesthesiology when the symptoms that had plagued him for fifteen years was finally diagnosed as progressive Multiple Sclerosis. MS is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves), often resulting in severe pain and neurological deterioration. Years earlier Dr. Code had been prescribed Imipramine, a tricyclic anti-depressant, to combat the symptoms. During his journey back from the neurological deterioration of MS, Dr. Code developed a thorough understanding of how to integrate food, supplements and wellness regimens into the healing process. Since then, Dr. Code has used his medical expertise and research skills to develop alternative therapies to regain health. He also used the POINT OF RETURN protocols to taper himself off Imipramine. More...
Dr. Raymond Armstrong, M.D., Medical Advisor
Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon with thirty years of clinical experience. He has provided expert witness opinion and testimony in malpractice cases involving this specialty area. Dr. Armstrong is also certified in general surgery, and in 2003 returned to private practice in Family Medicine and subsequently added full-time service as a Medical Review Officer. More...
Dr. Habib Sadeghi, M.D., Medical Advisor
Attending Physician and Clinical Facilitator at UCLA Medical Center and a Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. He firmly believes in a "whole person" approach to medicine and preventive health care. Dr. Sadeghi learned firsthand the importance of a healthy approach to medicine after he was diagnosed with cancer during his second year of medical school and routinely prescribed anti-anxiety medications and painkillers. However, he was never offered meaningful psychosocial support or any guidance in nutrition. Dr. Sadeghi began to recognize the very limited thinking of many conventional physicians and when he returned to medical school it was to cultivate an inclusive model of healing in Osteopathic Medicine. More...
A certified pastor with the Assembly of God church and has served as a leader with Younglife, a nationwide Christian Youth organization. She has been on numerous missions to England, Ireland and Mexico, where she worked in orphanages, with the Taumara Indian Tribe, Betel homes for addicts and in building projects. Wendy's story is one of extreme adversity and courage. She joined the executive team of POINT OF RETURN in 2008 after regaining her life from prescription drug dependence. Today she inspires people worldwide with her message of faith and perseverance. More...
Carol became a Registered Nurse (RN) in 1970 after graduation from St. Agnes Hospital, School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. She spent the majority of her career from 1970-1990 working in the emergency room, surgical units and the recovery room as a staff and charge nurse. After moving to Delaware with her husband, Carol became a school nurse for 500 children ages preschool to eighth grade and eventually chose to retire from nursing to be home with her children and husband. More...
By transforming lives from the grip of prescription pill dependence, Point of Return inspires people to recover and pass the message of hope to another in need.
We firmly believe it isn’t enough to save only oneself. The use of prescription pills has skyrocketed and destroyed lives in its wake. It is our responsibility to heal and turn to help another. And thru this act of giving, our individual worlds expand, as does society at large.
We believe the human body is miraculous and its natural symphony of chemicals is injured by the dependence to prescription pills. However, we know the body has an amazing capacity to heal itself and that is where we place our emphasis.
To lovingly assist every willing person so each can escape the clutch of addiction and learn healthier alternatives. We are beacons of hope for others to follow.
Embracing these values, Point of Return will inspire our clients to celebrate and nurture their bodies and minds so that they can live prescription drug free.
Through research and education, we will confront the plague facing the global community. Our legacy is to protect future and current generations so each can grow to their full potential.
To live by the words of Norman B. Rice,
“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light”
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