I have to confess to being a lifelong James Bond Fan. From the moment that the white amphibious Lotus emerged from the Sea in “the Spy who loved me” I was hooked!! I remember leaving my local Cinema running home, diving in and out of Bushes and singing ‘Nobody Does it better’ a la Carly Simon. In … Read more about James Bond – Charmer or Alcoholic?
When someone thinks of the word Addiction they typically think of alcohol and drugs. These invariably cause catastrophic damage. Other addictions are less recognisable. Behavioural or Process addictions can sometimes be dismissed in terms of their severity. The impact however to peoples lives … Read more about Behavioural Addictions and their impact on our lives
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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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 … Read more about Frequently Asked Questions a Newcomer Asks