Alternative Health Provider

There are approaches to addiction that may be considered "alternatives" to mainstream health care options, although some are being adopted in mainstream settings.  These approaches require education and training, and some require internships; most have progressive levels of certification or licensure. Mainstream and alternative providers may be interested in learning more about the potential impact of these approaches in addiction.

The approaches include:

  • Holistic Healing
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Chiropracty
  • Herbalism
  • Nutrition
  • Homeopathy
  • Meditation
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Reiki/Energy work
  • Biofeedback
  • Indigenous/Culture-specific healing models

(for example, Native American sweat lodges or healing circles)