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

Read more at: https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-cannabis-and-kratom-can-assist-in-addiction-recovery/