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….
Therapist Chris Burn reviews the recent BBC3 documentary ‘Chasing Dad – a Lifelong Addiction to Heroin and Alcohol’. The film documents the mad chase on the treadmill of despair that every family experiences, where addiction is present….
Read more about a man’s recovery from gambling and alcohol addiction and his subsequent career as an addiction therapist….
We recommend five of the best films documenting the challenges of going into treatment and living in recovery from addiction to drugs, alcohol or other substances….
Addiction therapist recounts how he used writing as a positive way to progress his recovery. Read more articles on alcohol & drug addiction recovery & support….
A relationship with a Higher Power is an important aspect of the Twelve Step addiction treatment programme. Mic Hunter provides some insight for the 12 Step counsellor as well as for people in recovery….
A host of new smartphone apps are now available for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Here’s a review of the most popular ones….
Addiction affects the family, friends and relationships of the alcoholic or substance user. Read Rose’s personal story of living with a cannabis addict. Alexandria Barley, Specialist Addiction Therapist comments….