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Blog2018-06-02T17:36:41+01:00

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 and behavioural induced sleep disorders: [...]

17 April, 2019|Categories: 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 to you. People tend to [...]

8 April, 2019|Categories: News|

Common Misconceptions about Addiction & Recovery

We live in an age of unlimited information, but information should not be mistaken for knowledge. Addiction and recovery is a prime example of a topic where the knowledge void is often filled with untruth, rumour, and conjecture. Society has long viewed addiction as a moral failing, however according to researchers and specialists in the field of addiction treatment, addiction [...]

28 March, 2019|Categories: News|

The Opioid Crisis is on the rise

In Britain, the nation’s opioid crisis is on the rise. Last year, the Office for National Statistics reported that fentanyl deaths were up by 29%. What are Opioids? Opioids are drugs generally used to help alleviate severe pain and are usually only available with a doctor's prescription. Opioids work by attaching to receptors in the brain to release signals blocking [...]

18 March, 2019|Categories: News|

Mens’ Mental Health and Addiction

There is a growing silent crisis in psychology circles regarding mental health issues leading to suicide and substance abuse predominantly in men. Research is showing that men are roughly three times more likely than women to develop destructive addictions sometimes referred to as ‘slow-motion suicide,’ given that it can often end in a premature death for the person concerned. Research [...]

5 March, 2019|Categories: News|

Addiction to Prescription Stimulants

In the past several decades prescription stimulants have been increasingly prescribed by medical professionals to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy and sometimes obesity. Some would argue that there has been an over–prescription of these ‘legal’ stimulants, endorsed by the powerful influence of ‘Big Pharma’.  Due to the ubiquitous nature of these drugs and the relative ease with which they [...]

28 February, 2019|Categories: News|