Hair follicle test results are not easily substituted, spoiled, or diluted. Someone can research ways to beat a urinalysis test or buy drug-free urine to pass the test with. You cannot fool people with hair follicles as it is a piece of DNA and unique to each person. Click here to learn more….
Mental health can be impacted due to low self-esteem as well as looking at everyone’s lives on social media. It will make you not want to have real social interactions if you can say one thing to hundreds of people in one click. Your minds occupied in viewing photos, liking posts, and commenting….
People can take selfies to get attention in order to receive as many likes and comments as possible. Being praised for looking good in a photo can make the photographer’s self-esteem go up as well as instant gratification. Click here to learn more….
Some people let out their anxiety and frustration by locking themselves in their room or crying. Others develop an addiction to self-harm where you deliberately and intentionally hurt yourself with no intent of suicide. Click here to learn more….
For families that are struggling to understand their children or children who feel they cannot behave for their parents should look into Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)…
Addiction can occur in the most unlikely places such as in the food we eat. According to nutrition expert Dr. Mark Hyman, sugar is eight times as addictive as cocaine and the brain produces the same high levels of dopamine. Click here to learn more….
When you see someone who is struggling with addiction, you wish that you can just force that person to go to a treatment facility. We cannot force someone to get help unless we see an overdose. t is important to take small actions to prevent scaring your loved one away and to let them know you are there for them….
Children are very sensitive to the behavior of their parents at young, impressionable stages of development and the effects of parental addiction on children can cause long term mental health issues and make them prone to addiction….
It’s not possible to recover form addiction and find a new life if you don’t embrace change and personal growth. Change is critical to overcoming addiction in the long term….
Very often substance abuse coincides with other mental health issues which must be treated if the patient is to achieve long term sobriety. Conditions like ADD often receive a dual diagnosis with addiction….
The most important asset that a person in addiction recovery has is their family, which makes family communication dynamics extra important for families overcoming addiction….
The first step to dealing with addiction is to admit that you have a problem, but the challenge of admitting to an addiction problem can be a major hurdle for folks with severe substance addiction….
Much of addiction and its effects are centered in the brain where evolutionary wiring clashes with modern day drugs and abundance. Learn the neuroscience of impulse and addiction to understand the mechanisms of recovery….
MDMA is the primary ingredient in the street drug ecstasy which is popular in clubs and rave culture, but based on its feel good, party-oriented properties, many are left to wonder is MDMA addictive?…
The 12 steps are a recovery programme that focuses on the necessary steps a person must follow to come to terms with addiction and beat it for good….
Addiction is a family disease because it affects everyone in the family, not just the user. Acknowledging a loved one’s addiction is the first step to getting help and moving toward recovery….
In recovery, we try to avoid misrepresentations and negative stereotypes in regards to those struggling with addiction, but old terms still linger. Is being labeled an addict a punishment or an insult in any way?…
At the age of 70, Ronnie Wood, Rolling Stone & notorious hell raiser, has had 8 stints in rehab. But you don’t have to be an ageing rock ‘n’ roll legend to be in trouble with drugs and alcohol…
What a recovery coach does & how recovery coaching helps in recovery from alcohol or drugs addiction: we spoke to London-based expert Camilla Crichton-Stuart….
The U.S Surgeon General has now released a report, ‘Facing Addiction in America’, the first of its kind focusing on the serious public health problem posed by addiction to alcohol and drugs….
Radioman is a film about a homeless on the streets of New York. Addiction therapist Chris Burn reviews this touching documentary about a recovered alcoholic….
rTMS is a noninvasive procedure that stimulates nerve cells in the brain regions associated with depression. rTMS may also represent a new treatment for patients with cocaine use disorder….
Codependents are non-alcoholic or drug addicted people who are close to an alcoholic or drug addict. Read more about codependent habits and how to change them….
Network Rail, the state owned company that runs Britain’s rail infrastructure, has a policy for dealing with drug and alcohol use among its employees. Read more….
Addiction therapist Chris Burn takes a look at Louis Theroux’s new documentary – ‘Drinking to Oblivion’. Read his review here….