To provide you with even more alternatives to stop drinking and gain control I’ve constructed a chart that outlines the key features of major programs. I am proud to have participated in the founding of two of these Addiction Alternative treatments – SMART and Moderation Management.
Alternatives to 12-Step Programs are Proven Effective Two key factors influence the high rate of failure among 12-Step programs. First, the immediate mandate to completely stop drinking – abstinence – as the only solution ignores the structure of alcohol addiction.
Alternative Addiction Treatments and Recovery Options There are a number non-12-Step recovery options available for people who want to stop drinking, stop taking drugs and take control of their lives. After 30 years as an addiction specialist, I focus on strategies that have proven to be the most effective, empowering and long lasting.
Addiction Treatment, Biology and Behaviors According to the National Institute of Health an addiction to alcohol depends upon the effect alcohol has on one’s life: “Generally known as alcoholism and alcohol abuse, alcohol use disorders are medical conditions that doctors can diagnose when a patient’s drinking causes distress or harm.”
I’ve walked many miles in your shoes and understand the feelings of frustration, hopelessness and stress of when you are trying to hold your life together while battling alcohol or drug addiction.