The *Moderation Management* method came about as an alternative to AA; it suggests that you can decrease your drinking/ using of substances without stopping.

Along with this another alternative to full absinence/ AA approach is the SMART program.

Rational recovery- an approach that helps you see yourself as fully recovered from day one. Addictive Voice Recognition techniques are used.

Pharmacological interventions can be used too- eg naltrexone, anatabuse

Harm reduction approaches are an option too.

These are some of the treatments suggested in the above article.