Alternative Drug Treatment: Tommy Rosen and Recovery 2.0

Alternative Drug Treatment | LakehouseRecoveryCenter.comIf you’re new to drug treatment and communities that provide addiction help, you may not know that there are alternatives to the Alcoholics Anonymous community. There is, for example, Women for Sobriety, a community that addresses women’s needs in recovery. There’s also Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS), founded in 1985 by James Christopher.

It’s a non-profit network of groups to help alcoholics or drug addicts who are uncomfortable with the spiritual content of 12-step programs achieve and maintain sobriety. In other words, there are choices in your path to recovery.

And if you’re the type who needs a focus on meditation, yoga, and healthy eating in your recovery program, then perhaps you should get to know Tommy Rosen.

He’s started an alternative drug treatment program called Recovery 2.0.  Essentially, Rosen has created a community of recovering addicts who have found that alternative forms of treatment work well for them. And not only a community who appreciates practices like yoga, meditation, and other alternative health practices, but who feel they need it for their recovery.

Recovery 2.0 Community

Rosen began the Recovery 2.0 community after first recognizing some deep needs in his own life. He saw that even though he had begun the road to sobriety, he was still plagued with what he calls the frequency of addiction. He comments in his book, also named Recovery 2.0, that in order to move beyond the frequency of addiction an addict needs to focus on three things that the AA community does not address: the body, the breath, and diet.

Recovery 2.0 emphasizes these facets of recovery as well as identifying one’s purpose. Doing so can bring such meaning to one’s life that it can facilitate long term sobriety and prevent relapses.

The Recovery 2.0 community began to form in 2013 with an online conference and many video interviews that virtual attendees could listen to. That first conference had a total of 30 experts on addiction and recovery who provided applicable tools to get beyond addiction and thrive in recovery.

There were a total of 16,000 people from 70 countries who participated in the free event. And because of the success, Rosen has facilitated two more conferences since then with 20,000 and 23,000 people participating. The next Recovery 2.0 conference is scheduled for January of 2015.

Although alternative drug treatment is still new for some, particularly because the AA community has become a very popular and successful path to recovery for so many. However, more and more recovering addicts are beginning to look for other options.

This is also true because whether a person is a recovering addict or not, people have been looking for alternative health practices that are holistic in nature.


Holistic Support

Getting holistic support for your recovery means getting special kind of support. According to The Free Dictionary holistic care is: “a system of comprehensive or total patient care that considers the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual needs of the person; his or her response to illness; and the effect of the illness on the ability to meet self-care needs.”

Essentially, holistic care takes into about the whole person. It not only considers the physiological and physical aspects of the addiction, but also the emotional, psychological, and spiritual facets to an addiction.

 Spiritual and Practical Approaches to Healing Addiction.

  • Yoga
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Healing Co-Dependency
  • The Link Between Addiction and Pain
  • Psychology of Addiction
  • Sexual Health
  • Ayurveda
  • Plant-based Healing
  • Brain Science
  • Religious Scripture
  • Music
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Organic Food Choices
  • Physical Exercise
  • Spiritual Exploration

The upcoming conference begins next month, happening May 3-7, 2014.  You can get more information about the conference at The conference includes a variety of speakers from a variety of areas of life to help you achieve a healthy, happy, sober life.


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