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Smoking Slows Recovery from Addiction

It is a commonly accepted norm among rehabilitation professionals that smoking is less detrimental and dangerous to one’s health than substance abuse addiction and therefore it is often not deemed a priority during treatment. However recent studies are beginning to paint a clear picture of the danger smoking presents to addicts and the recovery process. [...]

2019-04-29T09:11:39+01:0029 April, 2019|News|

Sleep Disorders through Addiction & Recovery

As we know, addiction disrupts all areas of an individual’s life, and sleep is no exception. Research has shown that individuals suffering with addiction are 5 to 10 times more likely to develop sleep disorders. Long-term substance abuse physically changes an addict’s brain sleep architecture generally leading to sleep deprivation. The following are various substance [...]

2019-04-17T20:58:57+01:0017 April, 2019|News|

Cognitive Dissonance in Addiction & Recovery

Defining cognitive dissonance The social psychologist Leon Festinger first proposed the theory of ‘cognitive dissonance’ in the 1950’s. The theory centres on how people try to reach internal consistency. The term is used to describe the feelings of discomfort that result when your beliefs run counter to your behaviours and/or new information that is presented [...]

2019-04-08T19:11:22+01:008 April, 2019|News|