Offers Options for those Struggling with Alcohol and Drug Issues During the Stressful Holiday Season.

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Alcoholism and drug addiction has reached epic proportions in the 21st century. Crime rates are escalating all over the world. People from every race, color and socio-economic background are becoming addicted to drugs such as Crack, Cocaine, Crystal Meth, Heroin, Alcohol and prescription drugs. As a result of addiction and drug abuse, marriages and families are being devastated; children are being endangered, both directly and indirectly.

"There is a misconception that these are problems of the down and out," says David Hooper of "But the truth is, these issues affect everybody and don't descriminate based on income, race, religion, or anything else."

The statistics are not encouraging. According to the 2001 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), a project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the number of persons with substance dependence or abuse increased from 14.5 million (6.5% of the population) in 2000 to 16.6 million (7.3%) in 2001.

The Holistic approach to medicine and treatment holds that human beings have a body, a mind and a spirit. These elements of the human being are intertwined and exist in a delicate balance that determines positive or negative physical/mental health. The holistic method respects this balance and approaches treatment with the understanding that in order to achieve positive results this equilibrium must be restored.

"We want to show people, especially because of the very stressful holiday season that we're currently in, that there are options for those who are having problems," Hooper says.

If you want to know how to beat addiction, you may need look no further than, a new online resource with information on various types of addiction and treatment options, including both medical and holistic treatments. Options for those with alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, and other drug addictions are all covered at

For decades, the healthcare industry has tried to cure alcohol and other addictions. What about the cause? explores new ways to do both. is operated by a group of volunteers with various holistic and healing backgrounds including reiki, yoga, meditation, and massage.

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