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What An Addict (Or An Alcoholic) Really Needs

Rhodiola rosea, a Chinese herb, which has been studied to help in reducing stress, increases two brain transmitters, serotonin and dopamine levels. It is just one example of how herbal medicine can contribute to the treatment of addictions.

Prayer and meditation are the most natural substitutes for the ecstasy of addictive substances, without the side effects or the costs. Forgiving yourself is also one of the most powerful tools in moving forward in our lives.

If you have problems with addictions you need to monitor your body’s health. This includes liver function, vitamin status and general health screens. You can find more information on these tests at

Even if you do drink, smoke or use drugs, take care of your body. Make it as strong and healthy as you can.

Related Links:
20 Secret Signs of Addiction
What Are You Addicted To?


Government Resources

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI):
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
Al-Anon & Alateen

For information on Drug testing go to:

For more information on nutritional counseling for addictions check out:

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Dr. Andrew Lange

Dr. Andrew Lange served as Chair of the Department of Homeopathic Medicine and Supervising Clinical Physician at Bastyr University in Seattle. He is the author of Getting to the Root: Treating the Deepest Source of Disease. He is the Medical Director at and practices in Boulder, Colorado. For more information go to


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3:19AM PST on Mar 3, 2014

If you are addicted to drugs, it’s important that you handle the situation carefully. It’s common to be afraid to approach you about drug use, because you don’t know how it will harms. However, the important thing is finding the substance abuse help the addicts needs. If you need more information on treatment there are many alcohol rehab center are available. so you need to approach the situation with care.

2:41AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

thanks for sharing

9:08AM PST on Feb 22, 2013

Nice, thanks

2:09AM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Bravery for a break-through

11:27AM PDT on Oct 26, 2012


1:45AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

Thank you for sharing

5:40PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Thank you

5:55PM PST on Nov 16, 2011


4:28PM PST on Mar 7, 2011

acceptance and forgiveness

3:08PM PST on Mar 3, 2011

great, thanks for the information :)

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