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Hypnosis for Drug Addiction Many drug addicts spend the better part of their lives looking for treatment that will help them kick their habit. They may also spend tens of thousands of dollars on therapy, medications and other re... July 12, 2011

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Two medications helpful for initial treatment of alcoholism Getting and staying sober can be a long road. Many people suffering from alcoholism find traditional treatment options--like inpatient rehabilitation programs--to be either too expensive or time-consu... October 26, 2012
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Stepping Away from 12-Step Programs Several doctors and researchers view addiction as a disease and urge addicts to take a more medical approach to detox and recovery than 12-step programs, which are not very effective treatment plans f... September 28, 2012
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Potential Target Discovered for Anti-Craving Medications Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada have identified a target in the brain for anti-craving medications, specifically for the potential treatment of peopl... January 29, 2012
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Two New Compounds Have Been Discovered and May Treat Both Alcohol and Cigar... A report published in the issue of Neuropsychopharmacology on November 3, 2010 describes a clinical trial led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of Calif... November 8, 2010
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Dopamine may Help People with Drug Addictions Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in creating a model of the way the brain releases dopamine, an important chemical involved in transmitting signals between nerve cells. Wh... November 2, 2010
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Vivitrol Approved by FDA for Opioid Treatment The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) have approved the medication known as Vivitrol, it was approved for the treatment of alcohol dependency in 2006. Vivitrol for Opioid Addictions Opioids... October 31, 2010

Alternatives to 12 Step Addiction Treatment

Alcoholics Anonymous doesn't work for everyone -- and that's OK Failing to achieve sobriety using AA and other programs that insist alcoholics are powerless over their 'disease' doesn't mean an addict is without hope.By Amy Lee CoyAs I read Dr. Drew Pinsky's comme...
Is AA Wrong For You? By porkchoptzeThe Alcohol Harm Reduction BlogAlthough many people find that 12 step groups such as AA or NA are helpful for their drug or alcohol problems, a growing body of evidence suggests that jus...
What Then, If Not A.A.? By Stinkin' Thinkin' - Muckraking the 12-Step IndustryIf you found your way to this blog, you probably have a reason. And if the reason is that you're having a problem with alcohol, I want to make sur...
AA Isn't the Best Solution: Alternatives for Alcoholics Building on an essay in Wired magazine by Brendan Koerner, New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks lauds to the sky AA and its founder, Bill Wilson. Both Brooks and Koerner point out the wo...
AA is Faith-Based, Not Evidence-Based By Harriet Hall, Science-Based MedicineAlcoholics Anonymous is the most widely used treatment for alcoholism. It is mandated by the courts, accepted by mainstream medicine, and required by insurance c...
Secret of AA: After 75 Years, We Don't Know How It Works By Brendan I. Koerner , Wired MagazineThe church will be closed tomorrow, and the drunks are freaking out. An elderly lady in a prim white blouse has just delivered the bad news, with deep apologies:...