I have been a patient at VAM for a number of years and highly recommend VAM to anyone seeking help with addiction from opioids. The staff is very helpful and I have known one of the staff members for a long time. Not just has this place helped me live a normal life, but one of the staff members has also become a dear friend whom I can share my issues with and get great insight without judgment.
The Doctors take their time and don’t rush you out of their office. Some days I don’t need a long time but some days I need to talk and they listen, where do you get that anymore? Most places you go to it feels like you are on the clock but not VAM. You need help, call VAM; they will welcome you and help you.
Been here a while Patient May 2010
I first heard of Rhonda back in 1992 when I was the medical writer at The Palm Beach Post newspaper and her mother called me suggesting I do a story on her daughter’s unusual technique for getting people to quit their addictions. I don’t usually bite on cold calls like that one, but there was something in what she said and how she said it that grabbed my attention. Skeptical but intrigued, I did the story. And I didn’t forget her.
A year or so later, a friend was having a problem and I suggested to her that she might help. The friend went to see her, was cured, and my interest in Rhonda was piqued again. I wrote another story about her in 1996 a few years after taking a position as medical writer at The Boston Herald.
During the course of researching Rhonda and her technique, I talked with dozens of people who said they had been cured of long time alcohol, drug and tobacco addictions. The patients whom I had talked to were credible. I began to believe. In 2001, I did yet another story on her prowess in treating alcohol addictions. The story led to another friend’s being treated for a drinking problem a problem that was overcome quickly and easily in just three sessions.
Let it suffice to say, as a medical writer for more than 12 years, I have seen and heard a variety of claims, from physicians and healers of all sorts, mainstream and alternative. Basically, I’ve seen and heard it all. But nothing I’ve seen in all these years has ever come close to matching Rhonda. She’s the real thing.
Health Reporter - The Boston Herald
I had called 5 places prior to calling VAM and had almost given up when I called VAM and then spoke with a staff member. It was such a relief, it wasn’t like any other Doctors office I had called, they talked to me and asked me questions about myself, and they encouraged me for the decision I made to call for help. They understood what I was going through because as I learned later, most of the staff at VAM is also in recovery.
I scheduled my first appointment with ease and when I arrived was greeted warmly and treated with respect. The entire staff at VAM was kind, courteous and professional. I am not sure where I would be today if I had not gotten a hold of the staff at VAM. I have said to the staff and to anyone that I would speak to that VAM saved my life. I can highly recommend this place, if you need help with opioid dependence this is the place to go. Thank you VAM.
Grateful Patient Nov. 2016
Rhonda does this, and it comes from within. More than a dozen members of the Salem Police Department can attest to the success of her techniques when 13 out of 14 were successful in conquering smoking by using her technique.
Salem Evening News
Phillip Stone, M.D., a plastic surgeon who practices in New York City and Springfield, MA, went to intuitive Rhonda to quit smoking and did after one treatment. The first thing she knew was that I had a bad back from an old tennis injury, he says. Second, she told me I had trouble with an upper left wisdom tooth, which was true. She knew the specific sites in my neck and back where I have tension from surgery. And that I had congestion in my left ear. There was no reason in the world she could know any of this. It was wild. But there are certain things in this life of ours that people can either accept or not accept. He now refers patients to Rhonda.
For us it’s a family affair, unfortunately my significant other and I fell into drug addiction a number of years ago. Having tried and failed to quit on our own we lost everything, our children our home our marriage. Last year, 2013, I finally had enough and my husband and I both called VAM and started treatment. It was the beginning of our life again. The staff and VAM has been and is fantastic, worked with us on our schedule and more.
Always kind and courteous the staff also shared stories that we needed to hear. Often when you sit in the waiting room, patients and staff interact and some real good and helpful topics will be discussed. In our case the transformation has been priceless, within a few months we had our children back and then we found out we were expecting another and recently welcomed our new baby into the world. My husband has been keeping a steady job, we have a nice home and I am a new and happy mom with healthy children. I cannot thank the staff at VAM enough for all the support they have given us. We highly recommend VAM to anyone that is in trouble with addiction.
Grateful Family March 2013
My reportorial observation is that Rhonda conducts herself as a gentle, honest, loving, soft-spoken, humble and giving person who denies her extraordinary talent. When asked about herself, she states with conviction, I strive to become nothing and thus I am able to absorb everyone and everything. But to those multi-thousands of former addicts who love the woman and hold her in respect as a healer, she is the key player in a life-changing experience for each of them. In my three-and-half decades of interviewing clients and patients about products and services, it is the first time that I’ve encountered so much love, wonder, appreciation, and enthusiasm for a dispenser of healing care.
Morton Walker, D.P.M.
Townsend Letter For Doctors and Patients