drug addiction

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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Life After Relapse How to Start Over Again

Life After Relapse: How to Start Over…Again

by Renee W. Although I’ve had a handful of relapses, one will be cemented into my memory forever. Around three and a half years of sobriety, the restlessness began. I couldn’t sit, I couldn’t just be, I couldn’t concentrate. Then, the thoughts. The ones I never shared with anyone until way later. You’re probably not …

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Isolation and addiction

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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Understanding Addiction

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 is at our disposal to deal with the …

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World-Renowned Addictions Expert Don Lavender Leads Seminar on Addiction at The Renewal Centre, Reading

Camino Recovery an Addiction Treatment centre base in Spain are offering GPs and Counsellors the opportunity to meet with Addictions Therapist Don Lavender BA M.Div for an education in Addiction at The Renewal Centre, Swallowfield. This seminar will run on Monday 11th February between 3-5pm. Don is an American psychotherapist with over 30 years experience …

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