Are 12-Step Groups Safe for Women?

Support groups, especially those using the 12 steps, are loved by many and rejected by others. For addicts, a support group is an important part of an overall treatment program. The support group provides emotional and social connections with other people with similar experiences. Support groups give recovering addicts a place to go time and…

Wolf Connection Program Director Interviewed on Telemundo

Teo Alfero, Director of the Wolf Connection Program, talks about the “peculiar” therapy with wolves used for the rehabilitation of young adults who suffer from addiction problems or aggressive behavior. This therapy has shown extremely positive results. Young people take daily walks surrounded by wolves and the interaction with the animals has changed their lives.…

Can Animal-Assisted Therapy Help People Affected by Substance Abuse or Addiction?

Animal-assisted therapy is a term used to describe the use of trained dogs or other animals in structured therapeutic practices aimed at helping human beings with specific health problems. Current evidence indicates that several groups of people—including individuals with cancer, serious heart problems and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—can benefit from this form of therapy. In…