Christmas-The Most Emotive Time of The Year!

Christmas-The Most Emotive Time of The Year!

Christmas-The Most Emotive Time of The Year! Christmas time is a realistic testing ground for anyone’s recovery regardless of length of time in recovery. Christmas ignites many feelings that can overwhelm a person who is recovering from an addiction disorder, and many of these feelings still automatically invite old ideals and behaviours. For a start,[…]

Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programme

Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programme

Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programme Many of us who end up struggling due to alcohol or drug addiction problems will also have other issues that need to be dealt with. This can include conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or personality disorders. It could be that it was these mental health issues that made[…]

Addiction Kills

Addiction Kills!

People go out and socialize and drinking makes you feel good ‘yes’ we can understand that; why wouldn’t you want something that can help take the stress and anxiety away from your day-to-day problems. As long as you know, there is always a risk to every action. I guess it’s a personal preference to what you intake[…]

The Beers Are On Me!

The Beers Are On Me!

“Let’s go after work and grab a beer”, “Have a drink after work?”, “Beers on me” seems to all be normal. So, what is beer and why do people drink it? Beer is alcoholic drink typically made from Yeast hops and barley. The alcohol volume is anything from 2 to 12 percent. Yes, that doesn’t[…]

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[…]

Computer Gaming Addiction

Computer Gaming Addiction

It may come as a surprise that Computer Gaming Addiction is not even considered an addiction. Whilst computer game addiction has not yet been granted official diagnostic status, many mental health professionals and parents alike are now recognising computer game addiction as a real disorder. Those who are seeing the alarming effects of the excessive[…]

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Genetics

Is Drug and Alcohol Addiction Influenced by Genetics?

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Genetics Are certain people predisposed to addiction? As many people already know by now, addiction can take many forms – drugs, alcohol, gambling, pornography – even chocolate is considered a legitimate addiction. When it comes to the more common addictions such as alcohol or drugs, the decision to use these substances[…]

Addiction and Denial

Addiction and Denial – The Dreaded ‘D’ word

Denial will keep you sick… In the early stages of my recovery journey from addiction, I often find myself reflecting on how I could have been so blind to the glaringly obvious problem that I had. Even in the wake of numerous alcohol and drug fueled incidents that had led to the most dire of[…]

Andrew Sullivan's Higher Power Experience

Higher Power Experience so far – Written by Andrew Sullivan

Higher Power Experience I can’t believe in a Higher Power? Can I? – An Ex- Clients View One of my clearest recollections of the first few days in Twin Rivers occurred whilst having breakfast on my very first morning. I was sat with my peer group, taking in my surroundings, when my eye was drawn[…]