Neurofeedback: A Promising Alternative Therapy for PTSD

Medication is one of the most common treatments for PTSD, yet research suggests it works only about half the time By Dr. Adi Jaffe This weekend I was reading a gripping story in New York Times Magazine about Sam Siatta,… Read More

The Dirty Little Secret of Abstinence Treatment

Abstinence treatment is the norm in alcohol rehab programs, yet research shows many people secretly continue drinking throughout By Dr. Adi Jaffe Last week I was standing outside of one of the SMART Recovery meetings we host at Alternatives when a woman… Read More

5 Tips for a Better New Year’s Eve

By Dr. Marc Kern New Year’s Eve is, without a doubt, an occasion to look forward to a new year filled with possibility. There are more parties than you can shake a stick at and it doesn’t matter what your… Read More

Radical Acceptance: The Key to Surviving the Holidays

By Dr. Marc Kern During the holiday season we see an endless parade of advertisements presenting it as “the most wonderful time of the year.” However, in reality, this can actually be a time of emotional ups and downs, and… Read More

5 Tips to Help You Drink Smart and Stay Cool on Thanksgiving

By Dr. Marc Kern Crowded airports. Packed shopping malls. The obnoxious brother-in-law. While the holidays are an all-too rare occasion to spend quality time with friends and family, for many of us they are incredibly stressful. Thanksgiving certainly comes with… Read More

Is neurofeedback the solution to Marijuana addiction?

Alternatives Addiction Treatment
When Joey came to us at Alternatives he had just been kicked out of college on the east coast. After moving away from home and getting in with the “stoner” crowd, he started smoking marijuana daily and soon found that… Read More

You might want to Curb Your Enthusiasm about Marijuana Legalization

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Marijuana is currently legal for personal use in four states. As it stands, another five, including California, will vote on marijuana legalization in the upcoming November 2016 election. Here in California there’s a lot of enthusiasm for legalization: recent polls… Read More