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Treatments for alcoholism that work. The new approach to alcoholism puts practicality before ideology. What works? Keeping motivation high, for starters. And it’s not even necessary to admit you are an alcoholic to curb drinking. Each year it kills 40,000 Americans. It can damage and destroy every organ in the body, scarring and pocking the[…]

Alcohol or Drug Use Can Rob Your Body of Nutrients

Alcohol or Drug Use Can Rob Your Body of Nutrients

Learn how supplements can help heal your body and your mind. You might be surprised to learn that many people with substance use disorders suffer from nutrient deficiencies. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggle with alcohol, stimulant, or opiate addiction, it’s important that you know how your nutritional health might be affected. Supplements can help you[…]

Not All Abusers Are Created Equal

Not All Abusers Are Created Equal

Pathology is often the missing piece when looking at the domestic violence or a Just as not all victims are the same, not all perpetrators of harm are the same either. There is a temptation to ‘lump’ them all together–making ‘who’ they are that makes them abuse others the same as other abusers and what[…]

The Genetics of Quitting Smoking

The Genetics of Quitting Smoking

Smokers’ biology affects their chances of quitting with or without medication. Here at A3, we’re big supporters of scientific progress in addiction treatment. It may be true that addicts need to want recovery in order to truly turn their lives around, but the choice is hardly ever that simple. If we can tip the balance in favor of[…]

Correlation, causation, and association

Correlation, causation, and association

Let’s clear something up, correlation isn’t causation, but it’s important! A comment posted by a reader on a recent post reprimanded me for suggesting that marijuana caused relationships to go bad. In this instance the reader was mistaken, as I had specifically used the word “associated”, but the comment made me think that maybe I should explain the differences between[…]

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