In 1955 Addiction was acknowledged by WHO (World Health Organization) as a disease. A year later the AMA (American Medical Association) went a step further and acknowledged it a family disease. Ask the many friends and families of addicts and alcoholics about this and they will concur….The … Read more about Watching families heal
So it’s January and the party's over. I am filled with a sense of dread. It’s the same sense of dread that I feel when the sun is coming up about 6am, and I’m sobering up enough to know that I have to go home and sleep, suffer the hangover and face reality. I don’t know how to feel … Read more about Hitting rock bottom in January: New Year, New Life
Gone skiing for Christmas. Skiing? Seriously? That was my reaction to hearing about my friend’s Christmas holidays. At first, I thought it was very selfish to just up and leave and not do the traditional things with family and friends. How rude is that? Then, I thought about it a bit more and … Read more about Don’t go skiing this Christmas, check into rehab!
"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
Active recovery from addiction requires a lot of retraining with new habits, routines and regimes to break with old negative habits. There’s a variety of reasons for this. Having a structured day helps those in recovery feel organised and productive and this, in turn, creates a sense of … Read more about Why Exercise, Meditation & Yoga Enhances Recovery from Addiction