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Posts Tagged ‘addiction’ (219)

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 …

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 – …

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 …

Dos & don’ts to vacationing in addiction recovery….

21/07/2022 | category: News

After starting your recovery journey, possibly following a stay in a rehab centre or addiction treatment clinic, the next big step is getting back to reality. Learning to live life without using a substance as a crutch. Going to work, …

Dealing with grief in addiction recovery

27/05/2022 | category: News

Grief and addiction are interlinked, one often having an impact on the other. Grief and trauma are two of the most common root causes of addiction with many individuals turning to the use of alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviours as …

Three stars who share 100+ years of sobriety

20/05/2022 | category: News

Alcoholism and addiction can happen to anyone. Being famous, or rich does not give you immunity to the deadly disease. Here are three well-known celebrities who, after wrestling with dependency problems when they were younger, have been successfully living their …

What are process addictions? Common types and symptoms

28/04/2022 | category: News

When people think of addiction, they normally associate it with substances such as alcohol and drugs. However, some individuals are addicted to a certain behaviour or activity – such as gambling, sex, shopping, or the internet. These are called process …

April is Stress Awareness Month

20/04/2022 | category: News

Coping with stress and finding healthy ways to deal with tricky or demanding situations is vital for living a happy and productive life. Raising awareness and encouraging support, amongst friends, colleagues and in the community is a huge step towards …

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