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Archive for 2022 (135)

Is sex addiction real?

01/12/2022 | category: News

In the second season of the Emmy award-winning HBO series, “The White Lotus”; Michael Imperioli plays Dominic Di Grasso, a successful Hollywood producer with a sex addiction who has destroyed his marriage by repeatedly cheating on his wife. It is …

Is alcohol a drug?

21/11/2022 | category: News

Alcohol is the intoxicating component in wine, beer, and spirits like vodka and whiskey. Yes, it is a drug. It is a psychoactive substance which means it affects the way the brain works, triggering changes in mood, perception, thoughts, feelings, …

5 Common myths about addiction – debunked!

10/11/2022 | category: News

With any subject that is at times controversial and often misunderstood, there are always rumours, myths and half-truths circling around the whole concept. Addiction is no different. Because many people really don’t understand the disease, they only see the destruction …

Could you be a workaholic?

03/11/2022 | category: News

Do you “work to live”? Or “live to work”? Are you working long hours; taking work home; frequently checking messages and emails outside of working hours, even when you are on holiday? Does your job consume you? If you answered …

Menopause, mental health, substance abuse, and addiction

20/10/2022 | category: News

October is World Menopause Month, with the theme this year being cognition and mood. Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life, which brings with it a whole host of physical and emotional side effects; but is rarely openly …

World Mental Health Day, October 10th

06/10/2022 | category: News

‘Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority’ World Mental Health Day takes place on the 10th of October. An annual campaign celebrated since 1992, which aims to raise awareness around the issue. Supported by the World Health …

Why do people self-harm?

30/09/2022 | category: News

Self-harming is the deliberate act of injuring oneself. There are many ways people can do this, and any repeated low or high-risk behaviour that causes harm or injury can be considered as self-harm. Common methods include – •         Cutting, slicing, scratching, …

The role of anger in addiction

20/09/2022 | category: News

Addiction is a devastating mental health disease. It is characterised as not having control over the use of a substance or the participation in an activity, to the point where its continued, and/or excessive use, is harmful for you – …

What is “self-care” really?

09/09/2022 | category: News

With the demands of modern-day life ever expanding. The advent of technology means it’s not easy to switch off from work, even when you are at home. It can leave us feeling like we are perpetually running, dashing from one …

International Overdose Awareness Day

29/08/2022 | category: News

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. A global event that is held annually with the aim of raising understanding around overdoses, reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths, and acknowledging the grief felt by those left behind. The campaign spreads …

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