24 Healing Options for Addiction

The decision to seek treatment for an addiction is rarely easy, especially since those with a history of drug or alcohol abuse often have a difficult time coming to terms with their problems. However, it is also one of the most important choices one can make.

Addictions are neurological issues that can have both behavioral and genetic components. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, substance abuse costs the United States more than 484 billion dollars each year once crime, care, treatment, welfare, and lost work time are taken into account. The costs of substance abuse are far more than just financial, though. Seeing a loved one fall further and further into substance abuse can take a serious emotional toll on friends and family, and relationships between them and the addict often become increasingly strained over time.

Throughout these troubling times, the important thing for both the addict and their loved ones to remember is that addictions can be beaten, and that with the right care and support, they can all make it through the recovery process and move towards a brighter future.

In this book we outline 24 treatment options, ranging from fairly traditional choices such as counseling and support groups, to lesser-known approaches such as amino acid therapy and the use of music. Information on other things to keep in mind, such as the role of sleep problems in addiction and the importance of vitamins, is also provided.

It is our hope that through this book, addicts and their loved ones will be able to find the treatments that best suit their needs, preferences, and lifestyles, helping them get - and stay - on the road to recovery and a happier, healthier life.

Top 10 Treatment Options

Below is a list of 10 of the best recovery and relapse prevention options for addiction as determined by TeddyCanHeal's cutting-edge software, which gathers information from clincal trials, research papers, scientific journals, and thousands of websites to determine what has been most effective both in the lab and for everyday people. An even more thorough list can be found in our book, which is available for free through the form to the right.


Affirmations are short, powerful statements that help consciously control one's thoughts and steer them in a more positive direction. [read more...]


Counseling comes in many forms and can be used for a wide variety of addictions. It is highly flexible and can help with short-term crises or long-term recovery and management. [read more...]


Massage provides a wide range of benefits, and incorporating it into one's treatment program can be useful for all stages of the recovery process. [read more...]

Medicinal Marijuana

While controversial, some doctors have begun using marijuana to treat pain in recovering addicts and help fight withdrawal symptoms from more serious substances. [read more...]


Addiction affects people physically, mentally, and emotionally, and many recovering addicts look for treatments that can help them on all three levels. Meditation is one such treatment. [read more...]

Physical Therapy and Exercise

While unlikely to be able to treat substance abuse problems on their own, physical therapy and exercise are gaining interest as supplementary forms of therapy. [read more...]

S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe)

SAMe is an essential amino acid found naturally in the body. It helps form several commpounds that play important roles in depression and pain management. [read more...]

Social Networking

More people are using social media platforms than ever before. When used properly, social media can play a big part in the recovery process. [read more...]

Support Groups

Support groups encourage patients, who so often disconnect themselves from friends and family, to reach out to others and include them in the recovery process. [read more...]


Originating in India as early as 5,000 years ago, yoga is now practiced worldwide for its physical and mental benefits, including many that are useful for those recovering from addiction. [read more...]

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