Mental Health Disorders

Mental Health Disorders

Mental Health Disorders Mental health is a vast arena that far extends outside of the mental health bible, the DSMIV. Stereotypically, mental health is linked directly to psychiatric units and generally the lay person has visions of something out of ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest” as a typical mental health scenario. Mental health disorders[…]

Trauma and Drug Addiction

Trauma & Drug Addiction

Understanding Trauma Psychologiacal trauma is a form of damage to the mind as a result of a brief or long-term distressing event. What is psychologically traumatic to one person may not necessarily be so traumatic to another. An example of this could be the loss of a pet. Whilst one family member disintegrates and dives[…]

Addiction Mysteries

Addiction Mysteries!

Addiction Mysteries Addiction Related Warning Signs WARNING: Consumption of drugs and alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not! WARNING: Consumption of drugs and alcohol is a major factor in dancing like an asshole! WARNING: Consumption of drugs and alcohol may cause you to tell the same boring story over and[…]

Boderline Personality Disorder

Addiction Recovery for People with Borderline Personality Disorder

Addiction Recovery for People with Borderline Personality Disorder Giving up alcohol or drugs can be particularly challenging if you have been diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. The fact that you can be dealing with so much mental and emotional pain can make it seem as alcohol or drugs are essential to your well-being. The[…]

The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders

The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders

The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders Chronic anxiety can make life unbearable. The word ‘anxiety’ comes from Latin and it can be translated as meaning ‘unable to breathe’. This unpleasant mental state can be what drives people into addiction in the first place, and the fear of being unable to manage anxiety can prevent[…]

What Came First – Addiction or Depression?

What Came First – Addiction or Depression?

What Came First – Addiction or Depression? The Link between Depression and Addiction It often happens that those of us who develop addiction problems will also have a history of depression symptoms. It may be that even after we quit alcohol or drugs, we still require treatment for this other issue. If this sounds similar to[…]

Dealing with Psychological Trauma as Part of Addiction Recovery 

Dealing with Psychological Trauma as Part of Addiction Recovery

Dealing with Psychological Trauma as Part of Addiction Recovery Many of us turned to alcohol or drugs in an attempt to deal with psychological trauma. Giving up these substances is the first step towards a better life, but we also have to deal with the inner pain that has been the driving force behind our[…]