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
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?
30 percent of marijuana users will develop a cannabis use disorder, according to a study by JAMA Psychiatry. What’s worse, people who begin using cannabis before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a use disorder than those who begin using as adults. Cannabis … Read more about Cannabis addiction: Is it a real thing and should you be concerned?
There was a time when gambling conjured up seedy smoke-filled bookies or dark basement clubs with poker tables and roulette wheels. This is no longer the case. Gambling….in its many guises….are available to the masses. You can't watch a sporting event on the TV now without being … Read more about Gambling: innocent fun or debilitating addiction?
by Renee W. Early in recovery, it may be hard to think of yourself as completely sober and actually enjoying life. You may go to 12 step meetings and see happy people and wonder if they are actually sober at all (or at least that was a thought I had in early recovery). There is no doubt … Read more about Top 12 Benefits of Living Sober
Is there such a thing as an addictive personality? The research is torn. Some say yes, that some people have, hands down, an addictive personality. Others say that there are addictive personality traits which anyone can possess, but that these traits do not define an actual personality type. … Read more about Top 7 addictive personality traits
The number of mobile phone users is expected to reach 4.68 billion in 2019. Given the world population is approximately seven billion people, that means more than half the world is now connected. But the concern around technology has nothing to do with access: it’s about self-control. And as … Read more about Why you should take a digital detox in 2019