Category: Research / Many Paths

Mosaic

Recovery Pathways are not always a Pathway

By Bill White Originally posted on June 3, 2016 on Selected Papers of William L. White The addiction recovery experience has been sliced and diced in all manner of categories: secular, spiritual, and religious;...

Drinking Booze

20 Things We Realize When We Quit Drinking

The original title of this article was “20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol” Sofia Adamson, Staff Writer, Waking Times Originally published on July 10, 2017 Of all the culturally conditioned...

Handshake

Psychedelics in Addiction Treatment

Editor’s Note: For decades, brain chemistry has been a growing field of knowledge on many fronts, including addiction treatment. Early work with psychedelics for addiction treatment in the 1950’s and 60’s – in which...

Sinclair Method

Science may one day accomplish this…

By life-j. AA seems to work by a combination of mutual self help and a spiritual practice however you wish to define that. Several million people have gotten sober in AA in this way....

Comorbidity

AA, Alcoholism and Medical Science

AA never really opened up a channel for two way communication with the medical community. By Brent P. Who Me? My name is Brent and I’m an alcoholic, crack addict and opioid addict. So,...

Butt

The 10 Hardest Drugs to Kick

By Jacqueline Detwiler Originally published in The Fix Many factors determine whether you’ll become addicted to a drug: your genetic makeup, social history, the drugs your friends take, how much money you make. But...

Meditation

A Buddhist Path to Recovery

A more diverse world of treatment options casts a wider net for addicts who’ve fallen through the cracks. By Mark Hay Originally published in GOOD on February 18, 2016 At the age of 18,...

Survival

Ten Ways to Stay Sober

Self-care is critically important, especially in early recovery. Here are some methods to stay balanced, for 12 steppers and non-12 steppers alike. By Katie MacBride Originally published on March 8th on The Fix: 10...

Willenbring

Substance Abuse Treatment Begins With Research

Foreword by Chris G: This article describes Dr. Willenbring’s history of research, and the clinic he has set up to provide treatment based on the best scientific evidence available – something typically ignored by...

Gabor Mate

Addiction and Suffering – Gabor Maté

Dr. Gabor Maté specializes in the study and treatment of addiction and trauma. He is well known for his firmly held belief in the connection between mind and body health. Dr. Maté’s bestselling books...

Brainexamine

Is Substance Use the Treatment or the Disease?

Editor’s Note: Most of us seem to believe that alcoholism is a kind of treatment: an attempt to resolve an underlying trauma or a “spiritual void” and not, initially at any rate, a “disease” of...

Water Lily

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

The treatment protocol targets the very roots of addictive behavior. by Carolyn Gregoire Originally published on November 18, 2015 on The Huffington Post A new wave of research on meditation shows that mindfulness-based treatments...

Tunnel

Ayahuasca and Addiction

Over the past two decades there has been renewed interest in the therapeutic use and potential healing effects of psychedelics. Much has been written about that of late, including an article published in the...