Scientists have warned that using the internet for hours on end can result in withdrawal symptoms similar to the ‘comedown’ experienced by drug users. Researchers have found that spending excessive periods of time surfing the internet left people in ‘negative moods’. And, like drug addicts, when … Read more about Internet addicts suffer from ‘withdrawal symptoms’
It is believed that in order to fully tackle and treat addiction, deep-seated family troubles must be identified and addressed. It is easy for families to point the finger at the addict but in fact the whole family needs help, and the whole family system is likely to need change. Whether the family … Read more about A “Healing the Family” Workshop Could Be the Answer…
According to recent figures, up to one in six doctors will have been addicted to drink or drugs – or both – at some point during their medical careers, which makes you wonder – these highly paid carers may have your life in their not so steady hands! What’s more, a survey compiled from hospital … Read more about Why are so many doctors addicted to drink or drugs?
One in three adults in England and Wales have used illicit drugs in their lifetime, according to a study by the British Crime Survey. In fact, deaths related to drug misuse are at their highest since comparable records began in 1993. But over the years, the landscape of drug use has changed. … Read more about 7 Drugs for 7 decades
Recent stories in the newspapers reported on Paul Gascoigne's departure for a US rehab clinic, where the star will be treated for his addictions with revolutionary treatment involving horses, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). Don Lavender, who now directs the recovery programme at Camino … Read more about Horses Help Paul Gascoigne Rein In The Boozing
World-Renowned Addictions Expert Don Lavender Leads Seminar on Addiction at The Renewal Centre, Reading
Camino Recovery an Addiction Treatment centre base in Spain are offering GPs and Counsellors the opportunity to meet with Addictions Therapist Don Lavender BA M.Div for an education in Addiction at The Renewal Centre, Swallowfield. This seminar will run on Monday 11th February between 3-5pm. Don … Read more about World-Renowned Addictions Expert Don Lavender Leads Seminar on Addiction at The Renewal Centre, Reading
Have you overdone it this Christmas? Throughout the festive season alcohol as well as other substances tend to be more readily available, with society more readily condoning antisocial behaviour brought on by intoxication. January is Love Your Liver Month and with the month drawing to an end, it … Read more about Love Your Liver Month!
With a combination of gloomy grey weather, post Christmas financial strains and shattered New Year’s resolutions, the third Monday in January is said to be the most depressing day of the year. The original date of ‘Blue Monday’ was mathematically calculated by Dr. Cliff Arnall, a researcher at … Read more about Blue Monday