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
by Renee W. Early in recovery, it may be hard to think of yourself as completely sober and actually enjoying life. You may go to 12 step meetings and see happy people and wonder if they are actually sober at all (or at least that was a thought I had in early recovery). There is no doubt … Read more about Top 12 Benefits of Living Sober
“It is not stress that kills us; it’s our reaction to it,” Hans Selye. Selve is absolutely right. Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Work can cause stress. Relationships can cause stress. Life events such as getting married or having children can cause stress. Absolutely no one is … Read more about Top 10 ways to relieve stress
Alcoholism is a disease that officially kills around twenty people a day in the UK. But the official figures don't tell the full story. They don't account for alcohol-related heart disease, strokes, suicides and many other proximate causes of death. Death certificates don't record these as … Read more about Mr. P on Alcoholism
Is there such a thing as an addictive personality? The research is torn. Some say yes, that some people have, hands down, an addictive personality. Others say that there are addictive personality traits which anyone can possess, but that these traits do not define an actual personality type. … Read more about Top 7 addictive personality traits
At the age of 23, the last thing I thought I would be doing is changing my life; I’d thought at my age, there was hardly anything to be changed - I was still in the process of building it! While this might hold some truth, the blocks with which I was building were not leading me toward success … Read more about A Recovery story: Carnival time in Trinidad and Tobago