Disclaimer

Onward Mental Health and Craig Wagner are not healthcare practitioners or providers. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Always seek the advice of trained and licensed practitioners before using or altering treatments for mental health issues. Although numerous studies support the use of non-drug approaches for mental health, individual responses will vary. Psychiatric drugs may be an important element of your individual mental health treatment. 

1. INFORMATION. To the extent that any information is provided through this website, and in the book, Choices in Recoveryit is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute or substitute for (i) medical advice or counseling,  (ii) the practice of medicine including but not limited to psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy or the provision of health care diagnosis or treatment, (iii) the creation of a physician-patient or clinical relationship, or (iv) an endorsement, a recommendation or a sponsorship of any third party, product or service by the Sponsor or any of the Sponsor's related companies, agents, employees, consultants or service providers. Information and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

2. LIMITATIONS. Information contained in and referenced by this site, and in the book, Choices in Recovery, represent only a subset of available treatments, diagnostic approaches and research. Although we have worked diligently, the research changes continually and is necessarily incomplete. Errors may be included. Onward Mental Health, its agents, related companies, employees, and affiliates make no guarantee or warranty related to the accuracy of this information. 

3. MEDICAL CONSEQUENCES. Craig Wagner, Onward Mental Health and its agents, employees, related companies, and affiliates, disclaim any responsibility related to medical consequences of using or not using any medical products or procedures. Evidence suggests that changes in psychiatric medication should be done slowly and under appropriate practitioner care to minimize withdrawal and relapse issues. We make no claims of therapy efficacy or the ability to reduce drug dosages or withdraw from psychiatric drugs. In general non-drug approaches are not FDA approved. Unlike psychiatric drugs, there is often little financial incentive to seek such approval. 

4. RATINGS. To better organize the many mental health approaches, we have clustered them into tiers and star levels based on strength of evidence that the approach shows efficacy for a particular diagnosis. In general, tier 1 or "***" have one or more supporting meta-analyses.  Tier 2 or "**" have one or more supporting randomized controlled trials. Tier 3 or "*" have suggestive case studies. Ratings are somewhat subjective by their nature and may not represent how well the approaches may work for individual cases.