“Yoga is a process of complete personality transformation to realise the stable and lasting state of Inner Peace” Sri Prasad Rangnekar This is a quote from my teacher and I think it gives insight on how the various yoga practices can help those suffering from addiction and also family and friends who are dealing with… Read more about How Yoga can Help in Addiction Recovery
Active recovery from addiction requires a lot of retraining with new habits, routines and regimes to break with old negative habits. There’s a variety of reasons for this. Having a structured day helps those in recovery feel organised and productive and this, in turn, creates a sense of purpose. In doing this it encourages goal… Read more about Why Exercise, Meditation & Yoga Enhances Recovery from Addiction
Many sufferers of Addiction find themselves hopeless, helpless and unsure of what to do. The nature of the disease means that highly intelligent people make illogical and irrational decisions when it comes to their addiction. This can lead to anger, frustration, confusion and shame. Often people will turn to prescription drugs. However, this can sometimes… Read more about Taking the First Step to Recovery
The 12 Steps is a practical program designed to help those suffering from addiction in achieving sobriety and was written by a founding father of AA. One of the more common misconceptions of AA is that it is a religious cult and whilst its origins are in religious organizations its evolution was in part to… Read more about The 12 Steps: a Spiritual Journey or a Religious Cult?
Codependence is a psychological term that describes an unhealthy or self defeating behaviour most commonly prevalent in family and friendships. The Wikipedia definition is a type of dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s drug addiction, alcoholism, gambling addictions, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or underachievement. Common signs of codependency may… Read more about Top 10 Signs of Codependency in Relationships
It appears an increasing number of UK and other English speaking nations citizens are travelling abroad for medical treatment and Addiction treatment centres certainly contribute to medical tourism. On Spains Costa del Sol nestled amongst the Tejeda mountains and within 10 minutes of the Sea is Camino Recovery Centre – an English speaking treatment centre… Read more about Why do so many go abroad for addiction treatment
It can be a daunting prospect to realise that alcohol or drugs has control of you rather than the other way round. Addiction is one of the few diseases and the WHO acknowledge it as such that sufferers deny and look for other possible justifications. There are many questions newcomers have and we have tried capture… Read more about Frequently Asked Questions a Newcomer Asks
We feel that it is very important to make a list of the most influential and significant addictions that damage lives in modern society. Each community has it’s own norms, standards, stigmas and levels of what is acceptable and what is not, so this list of the top 10 addictions in modern society is in… Read more about Top 10 addictions in modern society