How Cannabis and Kratom Can Help With Addiction Recovery

With the opioid crisis killing thousands of people every month, traditional 12-step approaches to addiction recovery are under scrutiny.

Dismal success rates plague Alcoholics Anonymous, as a culture of shame looms over those who don’t abide by AA’s rigid guidelines. An abstinence-only approach to recovery, or therapy that ignores dual diagnoses (mental illness and substance abuse) won’t work for everyone.

Because addiction is complex, and a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work, any viable alternatives to the conventional paradigm deserve consideration. Enter Greener Pastures Recovery (GPR), a rehab in Portland, Maine that practices plant-assisted therapy (PAT), which combines essential herbs and oils with cannabis and kratom, simultaneously. Kratom is a plant related to coffee that is helping many people transition off opioids and other drugs.f

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