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Alternative Addiction Treatments

If Not AA, Then What? SMART Recovery And The AA Alternatives

Tom Horvath, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Tom Horvath, Ph.D.

The reality is that only a small percentage of those who have addiction problems attend AA. We need to have additional approaches.

Can't Stop, Won't Stop: Feeling Impulsive, Compulsive Or Addicted?

Jonathan Galland | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Galland

Let's say you want some extra boost to your willpower, but you're not interested in getting medicated. You know there is a growing interest in vitamins and dietary supplements for all types of benefits. Shouldn't there be something natural that can help? Perhaps there is.

A New Way to Accelerate Addiction Recovery

Nick Ortner | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Nick Ortner

Because EFT accesses the "stress centers" in your brain on physical and emotional levels simultaneously, EFT may effectively treat conditions like addiction, which often can't be resolved successfully with psychotherapy alone, or with other alternative therapies.

Natural Highs: A Positive Approach To Mood Alteration

Harvey B. Milkman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Harvey B. Milkman, Ph.D.

Although we have developed effective technologies to track the epidemiology of alcoholism, nicotine addiction, and other hedonic dependencies, strategies for their prevention and treatment remain sorely inept. We need new ways of managing pleasure that go beyond AA.

To Fight Addiction, Feed Your Brain

Drew Ramsey, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Drew Ramsey, M.D.

In my work with patients, I have seen how the 12-step approach can be very effective. But I have also seen that without dietary change an individual attempting abstinence and recovery is needlessly more vulnerable to relapse.

New Perspectives On Addiction And Recovery

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

For those scores of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of individuals world-wide who suffer the consequences of unchecked compulsive behaviors, there is hope; there are alternatives.

Reprogram With Healthy Habits And Warm Fuzzies: Trumping Addictions And Compulsions

Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D.

Once established, addictions are tough to overcome, so it makes sense to learn about preventive measures as well as complementary treatments to improve the odds of quitting.

Does Acupuncture Have A Place In Addiction Treatment Programs?

Dr. Michael O. Smith | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael O. Smith

Acupuncture provides a foundation for recovery and psycho-social rehabilitation. It is a supportive component of a substance abuse treatment as well as in enabling job readiness.