Alcohol Detox Whether it is alcohol or other addictive substances, there are many important things to know about the physical and emotional symptoms from withdrawal before taking the appropriate action to help yourself or a loved one. Let’s start with withdrawal from alcohol. What many people don’t realise is that heavy drinking and alcohol withdrawal… Read more about Withdrawal Symptoms From Alcohol and Other Substances
The cold hard truth is that alcohol addiction and substance abuse is a family disease. This might shock some readers but the evidence is in the research. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the disease, most addicts are unable to see that their behaviour has negative effects on loved ones. Whether you are considering recovery from alcoholism or… Read more about Addiction is a family disease and affects the development of children
Emotional Trauma is often overlooked It’s a lot easier to treat physical trauma than emotional and psychological trauma. Physical trauma is treated by medical doctors and hospitals but trauma on the emotional and psychological level is much more obscure and difficult to identify. Historically, we just “get on with it” and our mental self-protection devices… Read more about How trauma manifests on a cellular level
Mindfulness…. For many people starting on the path of recovery it can be difficult to define the concept of mindfulness. But simply speaking mindfulness is the basic human ability to be aware and in the present. To be aware means to focus on what is happening in the moment (where we are what we are… Read more about Can mindfulness help with recovery?
Mountains offer nothing but clarity of thought and fresh air on your face, and no mountain offers this better than La Maroma, the Axarquia’s highest mountain. At its summit – a whole 2,069 meters above sea level – the hiker is rewarded with glorious vistas looking over southern Spain and the smell of pure air, the… Read more about A dose of clarity on La Maroma – the Axarquia’s highest mountain
DEPRESSION! For those who have never had it, it’s very difficult to understand or empathise with. For those who know depression, it’s also difficult to understand and deal with or even to identify. So let’s start with some of the symptoms of depression. Evidence that something is wrong is the best way to accept it… Read more about Cognitive behaviour therapy for depression
We expect our children to grow and change and develop over the years, but not many parents expect that they are going to have to do the same. The way we communicate with our children needs to evolve also. Nothing exemplifies this better than talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol. It can be… Read more about Talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol
By Don Lavender-Program Director at Camino Recovery Centre Leaders in the field of addiction treatment have noted that relapse is an issue which overshadows the industry. Over the last fifty year’s experience has shown that a leading cause of relapse is stress and one of the leading causes of stress is unaddressed or unresolved trauma.… Read more about Is Trauma Work Needed in Residential Addiction Care?