Recovery support groups provide tangible benefits, but are 12-step groups and A.A. the only way? No! There are many other paths to recovery! Learn more about alternatives to A.A. here.
The common arguments against 12 step programs – and their counters – here.
A look at the clinical importance of Drug, Set, and Setting and, more importantly, how it can be applied to reduce harm in substance use.
An exploration of some of the most effective alternatives to A.A. here, with a section at the end for your questions.
I have spent the last ten years of my life considering what it means to be an addict and what it means to have the disease of addiction. A look here at the inconsistencies that I see within this model of addiction, and how it affects those of us who work in the field.
A call to treat people where they are at. Are you ready to look at addiction from another angle? How Step 1 can influence the way that we view the disease model of addiction. Plus, more thoughts here.
Tools to help you reduce anxiety. A practical guide for those in addiction recovery!
12 step support groups believe that total abstinence is the only means to complete recovery. But, can this notion be more harmful than beneficial for some individuals in recovery? More on why no one should be stigmatized for their drug replacement and maintenance, here.
Online addiction treatment programs are helping addicts work on their recovery without checking into a facility. Read our interview with LiveFree Online Recovery Program to learn more.
Powerlessness is only a beginning point in recovery. Are you keeping a power greater than yourself outside, up there, and out there… somewhere? Learn how you can start to conceive of God inside yourself here.