Trauma (or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)) affects between four and five percent of the UK population, the highest rate being 12 percent among women between 16-24 years old. Often, trauma is associated with war and other extreme experiences like sexual assault. And while the highest … Read more about What is trauma and how can you deal with it?
In the United Kingdom, it’s estimated that approximately 430,000 people are considered to be problem gamblers. In fact, according to The Gambling Commission, 46 percent of people have gambled in the past four weeks. While gambling might seem like harmless fun, it can be a slippery … Read more about How can I start getting help for gambling addiction?
In almost all cases, pornography can be accessed by anyone and at any time. In fact, 90 percent of young boys and 60 percent of young women are exposed to pornography before they reach the age of 18, and eight in ten men between the age of 18 and 30 view pornography monthly. In a society that … Read more about What are the signs and symptoms of porn addiction?
30 percent of marijuana users will develop a cannabis use disorder, according to a study by JAMA Psychiatry. What’s worse, people who begin using cannabis before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a use disorder than those who begin using as adults. Cannabis … Read more about Cannabis addiction: Is it a real thing and should you be concerned?
Most people experience depression and/or anxiety at some point in their lives, but there are a few for who these conditions become a bigger problem. In fact, depression affects more than 16.1 million American adults, or about 6.7% of the U.S. population in any given year. In addition, … Read more about Rehab for Depression and Anxiety
There was a time when gambling conjured up seedy smoke-filled bookies or dark basement clubs with poker tables and roulette wheels. This is no longer the case. Gambling….in its many guises….are available to the masses. You can't watch a sporting event on the TV now without being … Read more about Gambling: innocent fun or debilitating addiction?
Two of the most common mental health problems are depression and anxiety. In fact, each year one in four people in the UK experience depression, anxiety, or both. This means that you probably know someone who struggles with depression and/or anxiety, or perhaps that person is you. Sometimes the … Read more about The Difference Between Depression and Anxiety
The Alarm went at 5.37am! It seemed a good idea last night to ascend La Maroma. As I dragged myself out of bed the wisdom of that decision seemed less obvious. In the depths of my Alcohol addiction there wouldn’t have been a chance that I would see this time of day….unless I hadn’t gone to … Read more about New adventures in Sobriety: La Maroma