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
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?