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Alternative treatment methods to substance abuse disorders; not only abstinence.

Posted by LP User on Thursday, March 1, 2018,

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...
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Dr talks about developmental trauma leading to addiction: best treatment options

Posted by LP User on Thursday, March 1, 2018,

Lovely informative podcast highlighting how things that happened in childhood, or things that didnt happen in childhood can lead to trauma symptoms repeating, leading to addiction/ self medication.

Methods such as art, guided imagery, EMDR, TRE can help integrate the body and mind to overcome these hardships
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treating anxiety disorders

Posted by LP User on Thursday, June 13, 2013, In : anxiety disorders

Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder (as with other Anxiety Disorders) often involves CBT and medication. Whilst both can be beneficial, concentrating on an integrated recovery approach is helplful too- physical, mental, spiritual, environmental, social/ behavioral and emotional pieces of the pie. Ask yourself daily: how did I manage each piece of the pie and journal it. 
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