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

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|

Veganism to hide eating disorders?

The rise of vegetarianism and veganism in recent years is in due in general to increased awareness and compassion for animal suffering, a personal responsibility towards sustainability or reducing carbon emissions and of course, out of emergent consciousness leading to healthier lifestyles. However, studies are beginning to show that there is occasionally a darker motivation to the dietary lifestyle choice. [...]

21 February, 2019|Categories: News|

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|