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A.V.O.I.D. | Turning Tides


Astounding Victory Over Intoxicating Drugs


Astounding Victory Over Intoxicating Drugs (A.V.O.I.D.) is a non-profit that Debbie and Bill Hutchinson founded. Their friend Karen Hall joined them at a later time. A.V.O.I.D. was established for those who may otherwise not be able to financially afford the services offered by Turning Tides. A.V.O.I.D. is one of the charities Turning Tides provides ongoing support to. Turning Tides gives back to A.V.O.I.D. 10% of its net profit on all products and services offered throughout the year. Turning Tides will also be conducting an annual – one day fundraising event, beginning in 2017. This event will raise money specifically for A.V.O.I.D. and assists in bringing awareness of alternative solutions for addictions and emotional struggles. This will be our first event, so keep your eyes open for the announcement (it has to do with Flip Flops… our favorite shoes). In addition, on that particular day 100% of all proceeds that Turning Tides earns will go towards supporting the efforts of A.V.O.I.D.

The approach taken by Turning Tides is one that offers an alternative solution to restore the Spirit-Soul-Body, while utilizing natural resources for those struggling with addictions and emotional struggles. AVOID is always open and grateful to receive donations, at this point we are only able to provide a limited amount of services to those in financial need. Many of the metabolic tests are expensive and are not covered by insurance. Therefore, consultations (which do include a nutritional and lifestyle protocol) are the only services provided at this time. Help is needed to be able to provide adequate support for the biochemical individualized approach. Allow me to clarify, we are still able to evaluate the individual’s needs through a comprehensive health history, but this will only take us so far. It is impossible to see inside of someone to evaluate their individual biochemical needs. Therefore, we are missing out on viable metabolic and genetic tests. These tests provide us a more in-depth and personalized opportunity to delve deeper into needed individualized care. These tests will help us gain in-sight and hopefully achieve root cause resolution.

The HOPE of Turning Tides and A.V.O.I.D. is to not only provide support by offering a sliding scale option, but to also provide several pro-bono opportunities and to offer scholarships to future webinars and other activities. We HOPE to offer a hand up not a hand out to those we assist. Part of our goal is to be that difference in someone else’s world; by standing in the gap to break the stigma of addiction and emotional struggles. We are always open and excited to share what we know about alternative ways to restore health. We welcome any opportunity to be able to speak on this topic to your group. Please feel free to contact us at info@avoid-online.org



The Turning Tides family also understands those who struggle do not really desire to live the life they are living. By using encouragement we HOPE to open their eyes to see that there is a way out and HOPE is not lost! Encouragement is only part of it. These struggles are multifactorial in nature; therefore taking the approach we take encourages a solutions to achieve balance in all areas of your life. Check out the Seven Steps to a well Balanced Life. These are seven areas which we believe have a huge impact on one recovering successfully.

Being in bondage to anything makes you a slave. I don’t know about you, but I do not desire to be a slave to anyone or anything. The bondage of addiction and emotional brokenness can be debilitating, but dreams and goals are not lost and wholeness in life can still be restored. The body has an innate ability to restore itself as long as it is provided the right things needed for restoration. It will not be easy. It will take will-power, determination beyond your imagination, a commitment of relentlessness and a decision to set your mind on something much greater than your addictions and emotional struggles. We believe with these traits as part of your arsenal, our encouragement and love and the proper balance in all areas of your life you have the potential to be set FREE of addictions and emotional struggles. The road is never easy, but it is achievable! The A.V.O.I.D. approach is not be like any approach you have ever experienced. We whole heartedly believe this approach gives you the right tools needed to live a productive life free from these struggles. With all that said, let’s get started….

The Seven Steps to a well-balanced Life is one of wholeness in achieving and establishing optimal growth and balance within your spirit, soul and body.

These seven areas cultivate a well balanced life.

  • Nutrition
  • Spirituality
  • Physical Activity
  • Career/Purpose
  • Relationships
  • Emotional Stability
  • Financial Freedom

Check out the A.V.O.I.D. page to learn more.