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
They say that, in life, bad things come in threes. Unfortunately, this is no truer than when dealing with addiction. Addiction is a debilitating condition, and it often causes (and is caused by) other factors like mental health, isolation and denial. We could be living our best lives and … Read more about What to do about DAD: Depression, Addiction and Denial
Our core belief is that Trauma and addiction are inextricably linked. As Don Lavender (Camino's Program Director) frequently says, ‘One of the biggest contributors to relapse is stress… And one of the biggest contributors to stress is unaddressed or unresolved … Read more about Unresolved Trauma and Addiction
The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work throughout their lifetime, and much of that time is positive. It’s where we make new friends or find new love, it’s where we find fulfilment and purpose, and it’s what lets us afford a Sunday morning coffee or a Tuesday night pizza. Work is good … Read more about 6 ways to handle stress, burnout and anxiety in the workplace
Trauma (or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)) affects between four and five percent of the UK population, the highest rate being 12 percent among women between 16-24 years old. Often, trauma is associated with war and other extreme experiences like sexual assault. And while the highest … Read more about What is trauma and how can you deal with it?
In the United Kingdom, it’s estimated that approximately 430,000 people are considered to be problem gamblers. In fact, according to The Gambling Commission, 46 percent of people have gambled in the past four weeks. While gambling might seem like harmless fun, it can be a slippery … Read more about How can I start getting help for gambling addiction?
In almost all cases, pornography can be accessed by anyone and at any time. In fact, 90 percent of young boys and 60 percent of young women are exposed to pornography before they reach the age of 18, and eight in ten men between the age of 18 and 30 view pornography monthly. In a society that … Read more about What are the signs and symptoms of porn addiction?