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A 48-year-old member asked:

how can i effectively treat addiction without rehab?

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Dr. Thomas Delaney
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Self help : Programs are everywhere and for almost every type of addiction . Find a 12 step program that addresses your drug of choice or behavior that is the problem.
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
If 12-step programs turn you off try Rational Recovery at www.rational.org or Smart Recovery at www.smartrecovert.com. Good luck.
Apr 16, 2013
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Should be www.smartrecovery.org. Sorry for the typo.
Apr 16, 2013
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Rehab vs. outpatient: You may certainly be ale to get rid of addiction without rehab. The type of addiction, duration, previous attempts at sobriety, current psycho-social status and other relevant factors may help predict if an out-patient program versus a rehab would be appropriate. There are lots of options besides rehab and no matter which you chose, dedication along with the right plan is the supreme rule.

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Rehab: Sure, if they know resources.

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