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[…]

Psychiatry versus Addiction Disorders

Psychiatry versus Addiction Disorders

The Uneasy Relationship between Psychiatry and Addiction The relationship between addiction and psychiatry isn’t always an easy one. Even though alcohol or drug dependence is described as a biopsychosocial problem (i.e. it involves psychological, biological, and social factors), and therefore should technically be an ideal fit for psychiatrists, many in the profession feel reluctant to[…]

Twin Rivers Rehab Offers Hope for Depression Sufferers

Twin Rivers Rehab Offers Hope for Depression Sufferers

Hope for Depression Sufferers 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 dual diagnosis which involves depression, it[…]

Manipulation The Powerful Addict Trait

Manipulation-Powerful Addict Trait

Manipulation is such an ugly word, but what does it mean? When looking it up in a dictionary I get the definition of an action or a clever way to deliberately trick someone to do something that is beneficial only to the other person! and an emotional and clever way to trick someone…the list goes on. Most addicts have[…]

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[…]