10th January 2019
Addiction Recovery

How Addiction Affects the Mind and Body

How Addiction Affects the Mind and Body In the depths of addiction, we find a vicious cycle of not understanding the affects of addiction on the mind and body. A painful place rarely understood, unless experienced. The only thing I can liken it to, that an average Joe may understand, […]
22nd October 2018
Red Wine

The Prevalence of Alcohol and Drug use

How common is it for people to drink and use drugs? There has been a lot of publicity recently about the reduction in the proportion of young people drinking. More than a quarter (27%) of young people aged 16 – 24 years old do not drink at all, compared to […]
31st December 2013

What are the common issues for alcoholics and addicts?

Being in active addiction, we have many common problems in our lives. Not all of these apply to every person in active addiction, but the common issues for alcoholics and addicts are that we lie a lot; do not show any real interest in things around us;  have eating issues;  […]
11th December 2013

What is an Addictive Personality

People who have an addictive personality, could be suffering with one of the following addictions, alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication.  A significant number present with a dual addiction such as alcohol and cocaine. Whatever the substance we treat the addictive personality in therapy rather than focusing on the substance […]
9th December 2013

Addicted to Cocaine

Being addicted to cocaine can be very abusive on the body. Once having tried cocaine, the person cannot predict or control the extent to which they will continue to use the drug. The major routes of administration of cocaine are sniffing or snorting, injecting, and smoking (including free-base and crack […]
23rd October 2013

How Cocaine Addiction Destroys The Family

Although the cocaine addict doesn’t intend to draw everyone into their addiction, they do.  Cocaine is one of the most rampant addictions in today’s society and it is also one of the hardest addictions to break.  People start out with it innocently enough; say, at a party, but then it […]
19th September 2013

Living with an Addict

Living With An Addict My name is Polly and I grew up living with an addict. A woman who today is in recovery from her addiction to alcohol, my mother. It’s year 2011 and I find that the easiest thing to say. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still difficult at […]
13th September 2013

What is a Dopamine and what does it do?

What is a Dopamine and what does it do? Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays a vital role in a variety of different behaviours. The major behaviours dopamine affects are movement, cognition, pleasure, and motivation When dopamine’s released in certain areas of the brain it can give […]
19th January 2013

Keeping our side of the street clean

Alcoholics and addicts tend to be sensitive souls, and we need to learn how to keep our side of the street clean. Most of the time we think everything is about us, so we can tend to take things personally and can be easily hurt and upset. However, to hold […]