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 Camino Recovery Centre – an English speaking treatment centre… 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 and we have tried capture… Read more about Frequently Asked Questions a Newcomer Asks
We feel that it is very important to make a list of the most influential and significant addictions that damage lives in modern society. Each community has it’s own norms, standards, stigmas and levels of what is acceptable and what is not, so this list of the top 10 addictions in modern society is in… Read more about Top 10 addictions in modern society
Alcohol Detox Whether it is alcohol or other addictive substances, there are many important things to know about the physical and emotional symptoms from withdrawal before taking the appropriate action to help yourself or a loved one. Let’s start with withdrawal from alcohol. What many people don’t realise is that heavy drinking and alcohol withdrawal… Read more about Withdrawal Symptoms From Alcohol and Other Substances
Emotional Trauma is often overlooked It’s a lot easier to treat physical trauma than emotional and psychological trauma. Physical trauma is treated by medical doctors and hospitals but trauma on the emotional and psychological level is much more obscure and difficult to identify. Historically, we just “get on with it” and our mental self-protection devices… Read more about How trauma manifests on a cellular level
DEPRESSION! For those who have never had it, it’s very difficult to understand or empathise with. For those who know depression, it’s also difficult to understand and deal with or even to identify. So let’s start with some of the symptoms of depression. Evidence that something is wrong is the best way to accept it… Read more about Cognitive behaviour therapy for depression
By Don Lavender-Program Director at Camino Recovery Centre Leaders in the field of addiction treatment have noted that relapse is an issue which overshadows the industry. Over the last fifty year’s experience has shown that a leading cause of relapse is stress and one of the leading causes of stress is unaddressed or unresolved trauma.… Read more about Is Trauma Work Needed in Residential Addiction Care?
By Psychotherapist & Camino Recovery’s Programme Director Don Lavender Residential addiction treatment for alcoholism started in the 1940s. After a decade the clinicians made a remarkable discovery. This was that patients who had some level of family involvement in the treatment had greatly improved chances of achieving long-term sobriety. It may have been only weekend visits… Read more about Family Involvement in Addiction Treatment