The 12 Steps is a practical program designed to help those suffering from addiction in achieving sobriety and was written by a founding father of AA. One of the more common misconceptions of AA is that it is a religious cult and whilst its origins are in religious organizations its evolution was in part to… Read more about The 12 Steps: a Spiritual Journey or a Religious Cult?
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
The difference between a social drinker, alcohol abuser and alcoholic. Now that the festive season is upon us it may be time to look a little more closely at our drinking habits. For more people, Christmas is a time of celebration, but for those who flirt with addiction throughout the year, it is a period… Read more about Worried about your alcohol consumption this Christmas?
Although Bahrain is said to be in the High Income Group of countries, spending about 4.54% of its GDP on health, the World Health Organisation estimates that only 3.96% of this is spent on mental health care facilities. Unfortunately, the data on conditions such as trauma is quite scarce with PTSD Research Quarterly writing that there were few… Read more about Treatment for Trauma Bahrain
Ever since the big pharmaceutical corporations discovered Prozac (a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) in 1987, it has been widely distributed to the public along with other antidepressants developed since. However, it may not be entirely necessary to become dependent upon medication of this type to combat depression. Research has shown that mild mood or affect… Read more about Depression – do antidepressants work?
Don Lavender is Camino Recovery’s Programme Director. An American psychotherapist with more than 30 years experience in clinical management and consultative positions, working in some of the most effective and best-known treatment centres in the world, including the Priory hospitals in the UK and Sierra Tucson in Arizona. Our very own Don Lavender featured on… Read more about Don Lavender on air with Mijas Radio 3.40