Treatment Approaches for Dealing with Drug Addiction

Treatment Approaches for Dealing with Drug Addiction

Dealing with Drug Addiction Dealing with drug addiction is a matter than needs to be handled with the utmost care and attention. An addiction can be described and defined as: a chronic disease that is characterised by compulsive and/or uncontrollable behaviour in seeking out drugs, despite being aware of the detrimental consequences and harmful effects.[…]

Finding and choosing the right rehabilitation centre

Why Choosing the Right Rehabilitation Centre is Imperative to an Addicts Successful Recovery

Finding and Choosing the Right Rehabilitation Centre For those who carry with them a history of substance abuse and related behavioural traits, finding and choosing the right rehabilitation centre can be quite a challenging process. Finding the right treatment options offered, that are best suited to each individual’s needs, and matched with the sufficiently qualified[…]

Shopping Addiction Highs and Depressive Lows

The Manic Highs and Depressive Lows of Shopping Addiction

To many, an addiction to shopping sprouts images of some glitzy and glamorous trip to the mall, kitted with your most fashionable shoes, and all the bags that you can carry. Looking fab and feeling glam. Well sadly this is not the reality of a shopping addiction. A shopping addiction may sound all hairy-fairy and[…]

What if I told you that everything you thought you knew about addiction is not true?

Drugs were first banned about 100 years ago. That’s a century of waging war on drugs, backed by the story of addiction as it has been dished out to us by teachers, governments, media and society in general. Very few of us question this story of addiction because it seems manifestly true. If I asked[…]

Ritalin and cocaine use

The Big Ritalin controversy and its link to cocaine use

Doctors have been using Ritalin (also called methylphenidate) since the mid-1950’s to treat a variety of conditions which include depression, fatigue syndrome, and narcolepsy. Ritalin gained FDA approval for treatment of hyperactivity in children in 1961. Ritalin and cocaine use Ritalin is the most commonly prescribed medication for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). This treatment has helped thousands of people[…]