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Visions Journal

A reminder that this article from our magazine Visions was published more than 1 year ago. It is here for reference only. Some information in it may no longer be current. It also represents the point of the view of the author only. See the author box at the bottom of the article for more about the contributor.

Treatments: What Works?


PDF | Vol. 11, No. 1 (2015)

It seems like everyone has an opinion when it comes to treatments for mental health or substance use problems. To add to the confusion, it isn’t always obvious who is basing their opinions on real evidence and who is not. And while we often hear people talk about evidence-based treatments, it’s also clear that complementary and alternative medicine approaches are helpful for some. In this issue of Visions, we dive into the complicated world of effective treatments: treatments that are common and well-researched, treatments we fear, and treatments outside of mainstream medicine. If you would like to see how a particular treatment might fit with your own recovery, we invite you to talk with your doctor or care team to see if it might be a good option for you.


Experiences and Perspectives

Alternatives and Approaches


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