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
"Yoga is a process of complete personality transformation to realise the stable and lasting state of Inner Peace" Sri Prasad Rangnekar This is a quote from my teacher and I think it gives insight on how the various yoga practices can help those suffering from addiction and also family and friends … Read more about How Yoga can Help in Addiction Recovery
Many sufferers of Addiction find themselves hopeless, helpless and unsure of what to do. The nature of the disease means that highly intelligent people make illogical and irrational decisions when it comes to their addiction. This can lead to anger, frustration, confusion and shame. Often … Read more about Taking the First Step to Recovery
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 … 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 … Read more about Frequently Asked Questions a Newcomer Asks