Dangers of Shisha Smoking – Addiction Risks are Stronger than Cigarettes

DANGERS OF SHISHA SMOKING – ADDICTION RISKS ARE STRONGER THAN CIGARETTES

The Shisha’s exotic appeal has turned it into a popular social ritual, especially among young adults. In recent years, shisha pipes have become more and more commonplace in restaurants and cafes throughout the world, including those of Europe and the British Isles. Aside from the novelty factor, shisha pipes have also peaked people’s interest as …

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Cross Addiction

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The 12-step recovery programme is the path to a new life of sobriety. Many follow this successfully, but a significant proportion will relapse and find themselves back in the vicious cycle of addiction – shocked, sad and uncomprehending. How did this happen? One of the major reasons for relapse may be cross addiction. Addiction is …

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Getting a Pay Rise may be Bad for your Health

Getting a Pay Rise may be Bad for your Health

Getting a Pay Rise may be Bad for your Health. Recently released statistics of drinking habits in the U.K. reveal several interesting trends about adult alcohol consumption and how habits have changed since 2005 among those aged 16 and over. According to the May 2018 report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), salary, age, …

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Gaming Addiction or Gaming Disorder

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What is gaming addiction or gaming disorder? Gaming addiction or gaming disorder is a behavioural addiction to computer, video or online games. Some professionals may also categorise it under Internet or technology addiction. Gaming addiction is similar to a gambling addiction in that the person plays to win. Winning can mean completing a mission or …

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Cryptocurrency Addiction – the Behaviour and the Treatment

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Cryptocurrency Addiction – the Behaviour and the Treatment By Chris Burn You’re sitting alone in a small, gloomy room. In front of you is a small screen where numbers, charts and small news items appear in an endless stream. You’ve been looking at the screen for twelve hours and your eyes are hurting. You’re feeling …

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The Celebration Effect

The Celebration Effect

The Celebration Effect We typically think of negative events as the biggest threat to recovery. Losing a job, getting divorced, losing a loved one all make you want to forget your problems, even temporarily. Even seemingly minor challenges can pile up and feel like too much to bear. We less often think of good events …

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Planning a Sober Holiday

Planning a Sober Holiday

Planning a Sober Holiday Travel can be difficult when you’re trying to stay sober. You disrupt your regular routine and you don’t have your sober network to rely on. Perhaps most dangerous is the celebration effect. This is when you’re having a really good time and voice in the back of your head says, ‘This …

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4 Unexpected Benefits of Sobriety

4 Unexpected Benefits of Sobriety

4 Unexpected Benefits of Sobriety People usually get sober for big reasons. They may realise they’re hurting their family, their career has stalled because of addiction, they get into legal trouble, or they’re just completely miserable and they know addiction has a lot to do with it. As they say in AA, when you’re in …

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How Animals Can Help You Beat Addiction

How Animals Can Help You Beat Addiction

How Animals Can Help You Beat Addiction Everyone loves puppies and kittens. If you are in recovery, spending time with animals can have many benefits. Here are some of the big ones. Pets give you emotional support. This is especially important if you live alone. Loneliness is a major concern in recovery. If you are …

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How to Become More Optimistic

How to Become More Optimistic

How to Become More Optimistic Although most people don’t feel very optimistic starting recovery, developing a more optimistic attitude greatly improves your chances of long-term success. Optimism reduces stress, improves health, fosters perseverance, and most importantly, makes people believe they can stay sober if they try. Of course, it’s one thing to say you should …

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Why Optimism is Important in Recovery

Why Optimism is Important in Recovery

Why Optimism is Important in Recovery Most people don’t go into recovery feeling optimistic. Most people just feel like life couldn’t get much worse and they have to change something. That’s more like desperation than optimism. What’s more, many people seeking treatment feel depressed. Depression has many facets, one of which is the inability to …

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