by Renee W. When I got sober the first time in 2014, my strategy was simple: get my body back. I had gained weight from my alcoholism, and I thought if I could eat better and exercise, I would lose weight, feel better about myself, and stay sober. So, I put all my effort into … Read more about How Does Diet Culture Affect Women in Recovery?
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 … Read more about Treatment for Trauma Bahrain
Psychotherapy is therapy for emotional wellbeing. It’s a therapy that focuses on thoughts that influence patterns of behaviour. In a professional capacity, psychotherapists use techniques that facilitate the resolution of emotional problems and help to bring about positive change to a person’s … Read more about What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)?
If an addiction has taken over your life or the life of somebody you care about, you are probably going to be approaching the holiday season with a sense of dread or excitement – maybe a bit of both. Each January, there is a surge in the number of people trying to quit or moderate their using. This … Read more about Sober for Christmas
During recovery, it is common to substitute one behaviour with another in order to fulfill the emotional and physical needs caused by addictions. In many cases, however, substituting addictions can lead to a new addiction altogether and so awareness is key in order to maintain control of the … Read more about Eating disorders and more Addiction substitutes
A common misconception when it comes to addiction recovery is that many believe that ‘hitting bottom’, or waiting until things get worse, is the time to think about or consider rehab. Of course, the earlier the signs are recognised and the earlier the addiction is treated, the higher the chance of … Read more about Don’t wait until they hit bottom
Virtually every medication, prescription pill and drug, whether bought over the counter or prescribed by a doctor, will come with the warming DO NOT CONSUME WITH ALCOHOL. It seems so commonplace and widespread among medication that we barely even question it. But do we take heed? And do we even know … Read more about Combining alcohol with drugs
Addiction often sounds like a dirty word that polite society applies to down-and-outs who are living rough. Actually, addiction does not discriminate. Addiction is the act of medicating pain, which can be physical or emotional. Addiction is symptomatic of many things that prompt us to ‘use’ whatever … Read more about Understanding Addiction