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13 Valuable Alternative Treatments for Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

The Fix lists some outside-the-box modalities that are playing increasingly important roles in substance abuse treatment. MORE  

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  

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