Burnout and depression are like the chicken and the egg – it’s difficult to tell which one came first. Are you feeling depressed because you’re burned out at work? Or, are you feeling burned out at work because you’re depressed? Executive burnout is a tricky issue to spot, but it is an … Read more about Executive burnout, depression and addiction: Some things to know
In 2018, 595,000 people in the U.K. alone suffered from workplace stress. Executive stress and burnout are ever-rising issues in today’s workplace but recognising the signs and symptoms can sometimes be tricky. After all, is burnout a feeling of exhaustion? Is it a feeling of apathy? Or … Read more about Executive stress: How to tell if you’re close to burning out
There are two types of work in the world: busywork and real work. Busywork is all the in-between things that come with your job, like emails, meetings, planning, meetings and emails, and real work is the work you’re actually supposed to do, like that big project that you need to deliver to your … Read more about How busyness leads to bad decisions
2019 has been good to us here at Camino Recovery. We celebrated 10 years of service in January; we moved to a new home in Velez, Malaga; and we’ve considerably grown as an organisation. Although our physical presence has moved, the essence of Camino has remained, and many of our key team … Read more about 2019 at Camino Recovery: A year of growth, gratitude and graciousness
Don Lavender has spent nearly forty years working in and developing treatment centres around the world. Born and raised in the USA, he started his clinical career working for two of the world's leading treatment centres there. When Don relocated to the UK twenty years ago, he was … Read more about 2019 in Review with Don Lavender
While Christmas is a time for joy, celebration and excitement, the festive season also brings with it a heightened sense of loneliness and despair, and many people can feel left out. For those with an addiction, Christmas can be an especially difficult time of year. These low feelings can, … Read more about How Christmas is often a turning point for those with addiction
In the depths of addiction, we can lose our own self-esteem. We have no faith in our ability to assess ourselves and, ultimately, we believe we are worthless. To feel better about ourselves in this situation – if only temporarily – we seek the approval of others. This can become an … Read more about Why Are Boundaries Important in Recovery?
In 2017, 19.7 million American people aged 12 years and older battled a substance use disorder, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. In the same year in Spain, there were 68,297 high-risk opioid users. Drug abuse is a global, ever-growing problem in modern-day … Read more about The 10 Most Common Signs of Drug Addiction