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SMART Recovery: A Free Science-Based Alternative to the 12 Steps

There are many pathways to recovery. If the 12 steps don’t feel right, consider SMART Recovery meetings. SMART Recovery is a free, science-based community self-help group.

Use Gut Bacteria to Fight Anxiety and Depression

by John Lee, May 2016

Imbalanced gut bacteria may increase your risk of anxiety, depression, obesity and a host of other diseases. Learn how digestive bacteria can cause anxiety and find out how dietary changes can help you instill or protect an optimal balance of beneficial bacteria.

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Distract Yourself! 20 Things to Try before Relapse

by John Lee, May 2016

Learn this simple distraction and breathing exercise that works well to get you through periods of intense cravings.

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Avoiding Overdose when Starting with Methadone

by John Lee, May 2016

Your risk of overdose is higher during the first 2 weeks on methadone than it was before you started. Learn how to stay safe until you get stabilized.

Heroin Addiction Treatment - The Five Methods

by Anna Deeds, Apr 2016

For anyone struggling with heroin addiction, the treatment options can sometimes seem confusing and overwhelming. Learn what treatments are available to stop using heroin and which one may be right for you or your loved one.

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