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The Addiction Recovery Guide assists individuals struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism find help that best suits their needs. From evaluation to residential treatment, we have selected a range of outstanding programs and resources.

To seek online help from others in recovery and to share your success stories, visit our message board.

Cravings can be significantly reduced by new medications, amino acids and other holistic approaches such as meditation.

Because psychological illnesses and traumas often underlie addiction, treatment by mental health practitioners can be an important part of the process.

Recovery is a lifelong process. Online support programs, sober living homes, and resources in our Beyond Recovery section can help people move forward productively with their lives, while actively maintaining sobriety.

Peer group support systems like 12 step programs are critical for most.

“Addiction should be understood as a chronic
recurring illness that requires treatment.”
Jacob P. Waletzky award of the Society for Neuroscience

– Alan Leshner, MD, former head of the National Institute on
  Drug Abuse at NIH, in "Addiction is a Brain Disease."

The tragic death of a brilliant young writer named Jacob Waletzky* from a cocaine induced cardiac arrhythmia at the age of 29 inspired the creation of this website. The site is produced and funded by Lucy Waletzky, MD, a psychiatrist who is Jacob's mother and fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She is assisted by Marsha J. Handel, MLS, a medical librarian at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel. The web site is designed and maintained by eostudios.com.

*Sign Up for a free copy of Distortion Lens, Jacob Waletzky's unfinished novel about a young Mormon who tries to save his atheist brother Gordon from his heroin addiction.