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,[…]

Tough Love – good or bad?

Tough Love – good or bad?

The basic definition of tough love is “the promotion of a person’s welfare, especially that of an addict, child, or criminal, by enforcing certain constraints on them, or requiring them to take responsibility for their actions.” The Term Tough Love The term tough love was first used in 1968 by Bill Milliken when he wrote[…]

Substance and Process Addiction

What is Addiction?

I have focused on specific addictions with recent blogs but this time I would like to take a look at the meaning of addiction in the broader sense. The term “addiction” can mean many things to many people. Simply put, an addiction is defined as a substance or activity which a person has become dependent[…]

Depression Rehabilitation

Why Rehab Might Offer the Best Solution to Your Depression It is sadly common for addiction and depression to be found together – one study found that 47 per cent of those diagnosed with depression also engaged in substance abuse (Source: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs June 1996). If you or your loved are dealing a[…]