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Most Popular Holistic Treatment Methods

Seeking treatment for addiction is an important step in the journey to recovery. Addiction touches and affects many aspects of an individual’s life, so treatment should also address each of those issues. The concept of holism, when applied to medicine, generally holds that all parts of a being are interconnected and cannot be understood without…

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Addiction Treatment Failing Transgender Community

Addiction is a widespread problem among members of the transgender community, but addiction treatment often fails to meet their needs. Despite the fact that an estimated 30 percent of transgender people—quite possibly more—suffer from some form of addiction, many treatment providers are inadequately prepared, or not prepared at all, to successfully treat transgender patients. There…

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Food and Mood in Addiction Recovery

Food has a powerful effect on both our bodies and our minds. Just how much food impacts our brains and our moods is coming to light with research. This information is important for addicts in recovery because a downswing in mood can lead right to a relapse. There are many reasons to eat well in…

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Retraining the Brain in Recovery

Much of the new research into addiction talks about how drugs change the brain. What does this mean? We know that whatever those changes are, they make a person dependent on the drug, but how does it work? It turns out that our brains have an amazing degree of plasticity, which means the brain can…