Encouraging Loved Ones to Accept Treatment for Addiction

  Encouraging Loved Ones to Accept Treatment for Addiction Addiction is sometimes referred to as a ‘family disease’ because it isn’t just the person engaging in the substance abuse who is affected. Loved ones suffer directly due to the behaviour of this individual (e.g. neglect and abuse), and also because they have to watch powerlessly[…]

I Could Stop If I Wanted Too!

Can You Stop Taking Drugs? A basic definition of the word Drugs is a substance or a medicine that has a psychological effect on your body. There are so many out there so where do you start? I chose a few that I thought would be interesting to learn about and find out what it’s[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Serial Relapsers

Serial Relapsers

Serial Relapsers Serial Relapsers; falling back into active addiction known as serial relapsing is unfortunately all too common these days! Addiction is a fairly complex yet treatable illness that can be ‘arrested’ allowing the client to function in a more desirable way. All too often, clients relapse into ‘old’ patterns and behaviours and in time,[…]