Pubdate: Sat, 14 Oct 2006
Source: New York Times (NY)
Copyright: 2006 The New York Times Company
Author: Howard Josepher


To the Editor:

"Bodies in Motion, Clean and Sober" (Thursday Styles, Oct. 12) points 
to a more holistic approach to battling alcoholism and drug 
addiction. Many of us in the treatment field have incorporated 
exercise, good nutrition and, yes, a spiritual understanding into our 
programs in order to better help addicted individuals develop the 
tools and structure necessary to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

What happens to people in treatment is important, but what they take 
with them when they leave can support and nourish them for the rest 
of their lives.

Howard Josepher

New York, Oct. 12, 2006

The writer is executive director of Exponents, a nonprofit group 
helping people with drug problems and AIDS.
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