Developed by Dr. Adam O'Brien and Dr. Jamie Marich, the Addiction as Dissociation Model (ADM) offers a practical conceptualization of addiction as dissociation and explores how both of these phenomena are predicated on unresolved trauma and ongoing stress. Because these phenomena run the range from normative to pathological and are transdiagnostic, our research centers on combining quantitative research with the lived experience, or qualitative analysis, and phenomenological design.

Acknowledging that the unconscious is the body and the consciousness is the mind, we utilize enhanced bracketing techniques and therapeutic dissociation to explore different states of consciousness relating to dual attention and wakeful and restful states of healing. Our research highlights the wisdom of unconscious expression and explores new ways to perform qualitative and quantitative research.


Current Proposed Studies: 1)Addiction as Dissociation Model (ADM) Program Development and Review: Ongoing qualitative exploration of the normative spectrum of trauma and addiction. 2) The Meeting Area Screening and Assessment (MASA): A Qualitative Journey to the Quantitative Reality. 3) Longitudinal Study of Addiction as Dissociation Model and Path of the Wounded Healer. 4) Anger Management and Cannabis-based Anger Management: A Comparison study. 5) Alpha Waves and States of Healing.

Potential study’s:  1) Cannabis-based Batterer Program: Exploration of best practices with Addiction as Dissociation Model. 

Don’t believe in the research they are selling you? Join ours then… we are exploring the collective unconscious, for they are our greatest teachers… For this we have our Rabbit Hole Lab (RHL) where you can have access our research approach and techniques. You must go through our Admissions process to join the RHL.

Are you someone who would want to coordinate on a study? Have research questions that you are wanting to get a more comprehensive answer? Contact us… or APPLICATION FOR STUDY (FOR IRB APPROVAL)

In an age where trusting your information sources are critical, we offer a hive mind to help support you in obtaining your answers… We have a team of people willing to sit and research your questions and provide you an answer. Here is how it works… Ask your question HERE, we will follow up with you within a weeks time… Answers are given under our consultation services to allow for proper understanding to be communicated. 

WHI Institutional Review Board (IRB) is comprised of professional and interested person who review our proposal and provide feedback and ultimately approve of them. If you wish to join, please contact us as

Learn more about our IRB: HERE

Participate in our survey’s (by filling out the forms, you are acknowledging that you are of sound mind to be taking them and the terms and private policies.)

Provider Survey’s: Session Survey ; Professions Survey ; Therapist Survey

Client Survey’s: Session Survey ; Profession Survey

For Anyone: Healthcare Survey

Are you a post-doctorate, masters, BA, or associate interested in research? contact us as well… we have ideas that want to become realities.