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

Posted by LP User on Thursday, March 1, 2018,
https://www.dualdiagnosis.org/drug-addiction/recovery-abstinence-vs-moderation/

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,

http://www.addictioncampuses.com/podcasts/high-sobriety/dr-lee-norton/

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 

http://blogs.sun.ac.za/mhic/files/2013/01/SAD-on-template1.pdf

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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