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

Addiction Awareness Week

New research in the United Kingdom confirms a steady rise of addiction across society. As levels of substance abuse soar, it is estimated that half of Britons know someone who suffers from addiction. An even greater proportion of the public say there should be more support for all those affected by addiction, highlighting awareness of the wide scale damage caused [...]

13 June, 2019|Categories: News|

The Holistic Approach to Recovery from Addiction

The basis of a holistic addiction treatment and rehabilitation service or the holistic approach to recovery from addiction, is to treat the suffering individual as the whole person they are. This may seem like a straight forward statement, but what does that mean in terms of treatment? First of all, those suffering with addiction of any sort should not be [...]

4 June, 2019|Categories: News|

Five Distinct Sub-types of Alcoholics

The word ‘alcoholic’ often typically invokes many stereotypes, however it is important to understand that it is a complex disorder and in truth every alcoholic is different; from their reasons for drinking, to their methods of trying to cope with life as they drink. Because of this, the treatment of alcoholics must be adjusted according to particular circumstances. Whilst no [...]

23 May, 2019|Categories: News|

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. It is estimated that as [...]

29 April, 2019|Categories: 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 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|