Our medical staff has extensive training and experience both in general medicine and the special skills needed to treat addictions successfully.

John E. Humiston, M.D.

Medical Director

John E. Humiston, M.D.As Medical Director of Emerald Neuro-Recover, John E. Humiston, M.D. offers a unique and extensive background in functional medicine and addiction treatment. His approach is to evaluate all of the patient’s current medical conditions, then to uncover the health disorders of the patient’s past which have contributed to the present situation. The treatment plan is formed based on correcting the underlying disorders at their root causes, using medicines, supplements and/or nutrients as required by the body to restore normal function. The effectiveness of this approach relies on a correct understanding of normal physiology (healthy function), which conditions cause pathology (illness) and why, and how to correct those conditions to restore normal functioning. A typical example of this approach would be resolving depression, insomnia or fatigue by giving proper thyroid medication to a patient whose thyroid hormone levels may be technically within the laboratory’s stated “normal” range, but are in reality below normal for that person.

A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Humiston earned his medical degree in 1995 from the Medical College of Wisconsin, served as a battalion surgeon in the U.S. Marine infantry, then finished family practice residency at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital and became board certified in family medicine. After completing naval service, he learned the pioneering technique of NeuroRecover for addictions, as well as several other innovative scientific approaches to various chronic conditions.

Dr. Humiston has provided effective treatment to thousands of patients with difficult conditions, many of whom did not respond to typical medications. He has lectured nationally on treatments for addiction and Candida overgrowth, and trains fellow physicians on the NeuroRecover program for addictions, being the most experienced physician with this technique in the United States. Dr. Humiston brings his wealth of knowledge and expertise to Emerald to assist patients in regaining clarity, energy and lasting wellness.

CJ Rutledge, Certified Nurse Assistant, Phlebotomist, IV Technician

CJ RutledgeCJ is very experienced with both functional medicine approaches and specifically with NeuroRecover treatment for brain healing. He has helped many patients receive these therapies and has seen them get impressive improvement consistently. He has also had occasion to use the therapies employed at Emerald for his own health issues.

CJ is a native of Indiana, but has travelled extensively as part of several years of military duty in the U.S. Navy. His strong athletic background, his military experience and his journey to successfully regain his own health give him expertise and compassion for those who come for treatment.


Addictions Counselor

Art Adams, LCSW, LCAC, CADACIVAs Emerald Neuro-Recover’s chief addiction counselor, Mr. Adams has spent his career in the field of social services; dedicating over 35 years to helping those who struggle with the disease of addiction.

During his 35 years in mental health and addiction, he has served as therapist, clinical director, chief operation officer, JCAHO consultant, Corporate Vice President of Operations, Corporate Addictions/Trauma/Recovery Specialist, board chair for ACP group homes, director of the family program at a residential center for recovering addicted families, Senior Director working with homeless persons, including homeless veterans. He has served on numerous committees including the All Hazards Advisory Board to the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction for Homeland Security. Mr. Adams was a key player with a central Indiana team that promoted tobacco cessation and changed local laws regarding second hand smoke. He has presented over 40 weekend seminars/gospel meetings on addictions in recent years and is in demand for presentations on addictions, mental health and family.

Mr. Adams is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed clinical addictions counselor (LCAC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor – level 4 (CADACIV) and Internationally Certified in Addiction Counseling. He holds the four-year certificate of Achievement for Biblical Studies from Florida College, a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Andrews University. He is a member of several honor societies for his GPA standings. Mr. Adams has served as an adjunct professor at Andrews University and Indiana University/Purdue University (IUPUI).

Gary Padjen

Gary PadjenThe opiate epidemic in our country has been of personal interest to me. As I was growing up but still at a young age, I saw my mother suffer 20 years of torture through constant surgeries which included heavy opiate medication. This was overwhelming and pretty much incapacitated her. During those times, I wished God would just take her because all the suffering she was experiencing.

Finally, a young physician admitted her into the hospital and rendered a detox treatment for her. This was in the late 1970’s and detox programs were not a pleasant experience; basically, quitting “cold turkey!”

After nearly two months of being locked in an addiction ward, she walked out of the facility with a lot less pain and with a clear mind. After finishing her program, she was so against any type of medication she would not even take an aspirin.

Best of all, I finally had my mother back!

While the results were absolutely amazing, the difficult and sad reality was she wasted and suffered through 20 years of her life fighting the pain medicine that her doctors continued to prescribe in unbelievable dosages.

As a former college and NFL football player, I have seen many of my former teammates go through physical, mental and financial struggles due to opiate abuse and addiction. Many of them kept their addiction as a dirty little secret to others but were severely suffering inside.

After being exposed to the NeuroRecover NAD plus amino acids all-natural detox treatment, I saw unbelievable results with a number of patients. That’s when I knew this was my calling and I had to get involved. I want to see people with addiction problems break the handcuffs and be free. I am absolutely convinced this treatment can save a lot of lives.