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Blog 2018-06-02T17:36:41+00:00

High Functioning Addicts

Addiction as depicted through the entertainment industry and often the media is full of stereotypical tropes such as the ‘down and out’ dregs of society, the flamboyant rock and roll fall from grace or else the proverbial ‘rock bottom’ moments.  However, in reality addiction can be a slow burning and extremely complex disability. Studies have shown the emergence in recent [...]

10 February, 2019|Categories: News|

Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery typically involves a lot of counselling, self-help support groups and in general a lot of introspection. Introducing physical activity, regular workouts or an entire exercise regime into the efforts of recovery has been proven to have major benefits to help maintain sobriety. Studies suggest that exercise can lead to a sense of accomplishment; feeling stronger; improved health; and [...]

6 February, 2019|Categories: News|

Gambling Addiction

Gambling can be a fun and exciting recreational activity; the nervous anticipation of the next card to be dealt, or rolling the dice, perhaps the heightened enjoyment of a football match on which you have a small monetary stake? What’s not to like? For some, however, gambling shifts from casual low risk pastime into serious addiction. Addiction can form when [...]

24 January, 2019|Categories: News|

The Enabler’s Role in Addiction

One of the lesser talked about aspects of addiction is the role of the enabler to the addict. Enabling or empowering refers to a pattern of behaviour a loved one such as a spouse, partner, child, parent, grandparent or close friend of a person struggling with an addiction that makes it easier for the addicted person to continue substance abuse [...]

15 January, 2019|Categories: News|

How to Avoid a Christmas Relapse

The Christmas and New Year’s holiday season is a happy time to look forward to. A welcome break from the grind of everyday life and a time reflect and to celebrate with colleagues, friends and family. However for those who suffer with addiction and their families, the holiday season can produce a lot of temptation, stress, emotional upheaval and depression. [...]

25 December, 2018|Categories: News|

Are you an Echoist?

Defining ‘Echoism’ One particular type of co-dependency that has been gaining more attention in psychology circles in recent years is that of the Narcissist and the Echoist. Whilst the widely known trait of ‘narcissism’ is defined by extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration, ‘echoism’ is the flip-side.  An echoist person focuses [...]

3 December, 2018|Categories: News|