Substance abuse

The Trauma Behind Substance Addiction

Drugs and Escapism: The Trauma Behind Substance Addiction

For those with traumatic histories, escaping or forgetting painful memories from the past can seem like an attractive option. Although many people often use drugs and alcohol socially and recreationally, some use substances to escape, a way to numb or forget painful memories, feelings, and emotions. The link between trauma and addiction Much scientific literature …

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Addressing Personality Disorders and Co-occurring Substance Abuse

There is much evidence to suggest that personality disorders and substance abuse are interconnected, though it can often be challenging to discern which condition came first. Substance use disorders and personality disorders Plenty of research has shown a strong correlation between substance use disorders and personality disorders.  However, since the risk factors and causes of …

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Xanax Addiction and Abuse: The side effects and how to get help

Although certain medications commonly used to combat the symptoms of mental health conditions such as anxiety, panic disorder and depression can be extremely effective, it can often be a double edge sword.  While it’s true that medication can help to relieve the unpleasant feelings that often accompany anxiety, drugs like Xanax (particularly if medically unsupervised) …

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Mr. P on Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a disease that officially kills around twenty people a day in the UK. But the official figures don’t tell the full story. They don’t account for alcohol-related heart disease, strokes, suicides and many other proximate causes of death. Death certificates don’t record these as alcohol deaths, though effectively they are. My brother, for …

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Treatment for Trauma Bahrain

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 …

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Don’t wait until they hit bottom

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 long term recovery − …

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Five ways we can help you at Camino Recovery

Tailored treatment The most important part of our treatment programme is the fact that it is tailor-made to suit each and every patient’s unique needs and requirements. No two people are the same and this is the fundamental principle that we adhere to when treating an individual’s addiction. We tackle a wide range of addictions, …

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