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The Major Studies, the End of the Powerless Myth

The first large-scale study of natural recovery was carried out by two researchers, Hasin and Grant, in 1995, using data from the National Health Interview Study, conducted in 1988. This large study used a sample of almost forty-four thousand people, … Continue reading

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Nicotine, the Most Common Natural Recovery

Have you ever known someone who has quit smoking without the benefit of formal programs, self-help groups, or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) (patches, pills, gum, etc.)? According to the American Heart Association, nicotine is one of the most addictive of … Continue reading

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Abuse and Dependence – Where Do You Fit?

This chapter has two main objectives. The first is to establish that three-quarters of all addicts recover on their own, or with minimal help. The second is to assure you that you are not powerless over your addiction. The men … Continue reading

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