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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Addiction Policies Protocol (APP)

Addiction Policies Protocol (APP)


James K. Rotchford, MD


Addiction Policies Protocol (APP) is a plan of action, not a hypothesis which needs to be studied.

"Protocol" is defined as "a plan for a course of medical treatment," in this case, for addiction.

Policies are implemented by legislative and executive decision makers in government, corporations and non profit organizations, such as hospitals and community service organizations.


Addiction is a disease.

Addiction is global in scope, personal in impact.

Government agencies are charged with "solving the Drug Problem"

"Just Say No" has not worked and cannot work.

Effective programs exist and can replace ineffective and outdated policies and procedures.


Public Agencies at all levels of government search out consultation and program support from Dr. Rotchford for assistance in implementing his Addiction Policies Protocol (APP) in one or more of the following policy areas:

Government Agencies

Juvenile Justice System is closest point to the highest intersection of illegal drug use and governmental enforcers of drug laws and ineffective policies. Players: probation officers, police officers, jails, courts, counselors, treatment centers and rehab programs.

Courts are the traffic controllers directing drug users through next step options from doling our punishment, incarceration to counseling and treatment or freedom and release back into society.

Law Enforcement is confronting illegal drug use daily. Citizens phone police to help. Patrols confront drivers impaired by controlled substances.

City Police

County Sheriff

Health Departments

School Districts

University and Colleges

Grade Schools

Middle Schools

High School


Mental Health

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dr. Rotchford addresses Rotary Club

Dr. Rotchford, winner of 2009 Citizen of the Year Award, sponsored by Rotary Clubs and Peninsula Daily News, addresses Port Townsend Rotary Club.

Book Dr. Rotchford to speak to your group. Call 360-379-8800.
More information on presentations.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Medical Director

James K. Rotchford, MD  MPH  FACPM  DBAM
Medical Director, Olympas Pain and Addiction Services OPAS Clinic

Dr. Rotchford has more than 25 years of clinical experience helping patients with chronic pain. During the past 10 years he has specialized in Pain Management as a result of his experience helping patients through medical acupuncture.  He employs standard medical as well as alternative approaches to pain management. In addition to his Pain Management specialty, Dr. Rotchford is board certified in Addiction Medicine.  He is also a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.