Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD)

In June of 2016, Mr. David Wiss spoke at the West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD) in La Quinta, CA. It was a seminal presentation, leading to several new contracts with treatment facilities in the Los Angeles area. The talk was well-received by attendees and thus David was invited to speak at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders which is September 8-11, 2016 in Cape Cod. Please read David’s post about WCSAD HERE. Mr. Wiss is very excited to speak at CCSAD and has made several updates to his slides.

Nutrition Therapy for the Addicted Brain

1. Discuss the impact of addictive substances on nutritional status
2. Explore disordered and dysfunctional eating patterns in addicted populations
3. Propose nutrition therapy guidelines for specific substances and for poly-substance abuse


1. Background
2. Food and Mood
3. Substance Use Disorders
4. Food Addiction
5. Disordered Eating
6. Hormones
7. Gut Microbiome
8. Nutrition Therapy
9. Conclusions

Local Presentation in Southern California

David Wiss has been very active with his local chapter in the Los Angeles District. Recently he was invited to give a presentation on “Food and Mood” and will be thus be presenting “Nutrition Therapy for the Addicted Brain” from the slides above. The presentation takes place at Fullerton College on Saturday September 17 at 10:15am. For more information and to purchase tickets, please go HERE.

Dr. David Wiss became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in 2013 and founded Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs specializing in treating eating and substance use disorders. In 2017, David received the “Excellence in Practice” award at the National Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics awarded him the “Emerging Dietetic Leader Award” in 2020. He earned his Ph.D. from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health in the Community Health Sciences department (with a minor in Health Psychology) by investigating the links between adverse childhood experiences and various mental health outcomes among socially disadvantaged men. His treatment philosophy is based on a biopsychosocial model which incorporates an understanding of biological mechanisms, psychological underpinnings, and contextual factors that integrate the social determinants of health. Wise Mind Nutrition is an app-based interactive treatment program available for download now -

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