Can You “Age Out” Of Addiction?.

Are Americans getting swindled by paying for treatment for addiction when maturing out and natural remission are so common? This is not just about paying out of pocket or for insurance coverage, but it’s also about the tax dollars going towards government federal and state grants for treatment. Where is the outrage that America spent 9.2 billion dollars for substance abuse treatment in 2013? Since roughly 95% goes to 12 Step treatment why are we funding religion?
*95% of US rehabs use the 12 Steps in their rehabs. At best 75% of rehabs report enforcing mandatory 12 Step meetings. The Orange Papers reports this: http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-effectiveness.html *

I REBLOGGED THIS ON MY PERSONAL BLOG HERE:
http://julietroxspin.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/can-you-age-out-of-addiction/

Read original post HERE: http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/10/04/can-you-age-out-of-addiction/

Read the article cited on the Dish post here:  http://www.substance.com/most-people-with-addiction-simply-grow-out-of-it-why-is-this-widely-denied/13017/

How do people quit other habit forming addictive behaviors and compulsions?  Do they need 12 Steps to do it?
How do people quit other habit forming addictive behaviors and compulsions? Do they need 12 Steps to do it?