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Buddhist teachings bring non-theistic approach to recovery

March 13, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Shunned by some clinicians with a more traditional orientation, the teachings of Buddha resonate for those who seek spiritual freedom in treatment.

Spiritual practice: an installment of values for the young

February 13, 2017  |  Jeff Gould
The power of the 12 Steps introduces a working principle into what had been largely directionless lives.

Leader on medical team retires from Betty Ford Center

December 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Harry Haroutunian, MD, has written and spoken extensively on the neurobiological underpinnings of 12-Step based treatment and recovery programs.

Recovery support organization makes plea on Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
LifeRing Secular Recovery offered this blunt appeal on Giving Tuesday: "LifeRing needs your help, because LifeRing needs money."

‘Second’ chances: Actor’s recovery inspires others

October 7, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
After the disappointment of falling short of his dream to make the cast of SNL sent him spiraling into a battle with addiction to cocaine and alcohol, Second City actor Tim O’Malley has found a second life on stage, teaching, directing and inspiring others.

Demystifying Alcoholics Anonymous, a chapter at a time

September 14, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Alcoholics Anonymous is often misunderstood by both the general public and those in the field of addiction treatment, but Marc Galanter, MD, hopes to change that with his recently published book.

Yoga moves toward mainstream of treatment

June 10, 2016  |  Colin de Miranda
Seeing the spiritual foundation of the practice of yoga carries considerable importance in its application to addiction treatment.

Addicted to anxiety: Steps to recovery

June 6, 2016  |  Dennis Ortman, PhD
Patients can work in a 12-Step mode toward managing their reactions to harmful anxiety.

A recovery community can foster military-like camaraderie

June 2, 2016  |  Heidi Voet Smith
Addiction treatment is not meant to be easy, and the group rewards from common struggle are many.

Help the patient tap into resource of courage

June 1, 2016  |  Johnny Patout, LCSW
Activities ranging from 12-Step support to volunteering can help patients overcome paralyzing fear.

12-Step community for abnormal sleep will launch in Los Angeles

May 25, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The establishment of Sleepers Anonymous calls attention to the frequent connection between problematic sleep and a number of substance and process addictions.

Conference: In an age of documentation, spirituality's effects can be quantified

May 16, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Panelists at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) annual conference offer a strong endorsement of spiritually based programming, but with a call for more standardization of practices in the field.


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