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Pins and Needles—How to Insert Acupuncture into Recovery

By Cathy Cassata

The Fix Q&A with William Morris, practitioner of Oriental medicine and acupuncturist with a view towards aiding your sobriety and recovery. MORE  

My Trip Through the Wilderness

By Katie Bernard

After trying everything else to help my son, we tried "wilderness therapy." The results were mixed, at best. MORE  

My Shamanic Recovery

By Kristen McGuiness

Lidia came into my life while I was struggling to stay sober and worked her magic. Though her methods may be unconventional, she's kept me sane and sober. MORE  

Brain Restoration: ‘Too Good To Be True’ for Addiction and Disease?

By Royce Amy Morales

Could megadoses of energy-giving NAD—which allegedly relieves withdrawal symptoms, flushes out stored drugs in the body and replenishes balance in the brain—really be the cure-all for addiction as well as many other diseases and mental health disorders? MORE  

Tap Tap Tap: A Path to Healing and Recovery?

By Jowita Bydlowska

The "energy-medicine" method of tapping—locating acupressure points to alleviate past traumatic wounds—may or may not be useful, but many believe in it.  MORE  

Yoga and Recovery: Three Ways to Start on The Path To Wellness

By Tara Steinke

 Yoga is so much more than the glossy images of the ultra bendy MORE  

Neurofeedback: If It Can Help PTSD Veterans, Why Not Addicts, Alcoholics and Those With Sleep Disorder?

By Jacqui Brown

A long history of treatment of substance abuse with EEG failed to lead to mass acceptance. That may change based on success with Post Traumatic Stressed-Out vets. MORE  

From Shamans to Journeys

By McCarton Ackerman

Country music mogul-turned-rehab businessman Lee McCormick talks alternative methods of recovery. MORE  

Brain Games Used for Recovery

By Bryan Le

One treatment center is using computer games to help patients overcome some of the problems associated with addiction. MORE  

Wild Dolphins Guide Addicts Through Rehab

By Bryan Le

One facility in Hawaii treats recovering addicts via unscripted ocean encounters with spinner dolphins. MORE  

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Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse.

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Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone.

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'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse.

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Director Anton Corbjin Talks Working With Philip Seymour Hoffman

The director described Hoffman as "full of life" while working with the actor on A Most Wanted Man.

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Andy Roddick's Comeback Stymied By Drug Test

The former No. 1 tennis player in the world is furious over a drug testing requirement that won't allow him to compete in the US Open.

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Rehabilitation Directories

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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