How to Become a Substance Abuse CounselorBecoming a substance abuse counselor can be rewarding, though the hours are long and the pay is often low. However, substance abuse counselors are in high demand and therefore a career in this field c...February 9, 2014
Evaluate Treatments for Drug AddictionDid you know that about 23.2 million people over the age of 12 needed treatment for illegal drug or alcohol addiction in 2007? And, that only 2.4 million of these people actually received treatment at...August 4, 2013
Hypnosis for Treating AddictionHypnosis is one of the more well known and popular alternative therapies for treating addiction, and hypnosis therapy offers a powerful natural tool to assist individuals wanting to overcome their add...September 2, 2012
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
Teens benefit from 12-step programs tooThe go-to addiction therapy for adults is often a 12-step program.
But until now, not much research has been done on how well teens benefit from these type of support groups. Findings recently publish...November 9, 2012
Stepping Away from 12-Step ProgramsSeveral 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
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 is Faith-Based, Not Evidence-BasedBy 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...
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