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CBT for addiction

How is CBT Used in Addiction Treatment?

4th May 2022

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment focused on chance. CBT is a psychological treatment that focuses on changing certain behavioural patterns and the way a person thinks. For someone going into rehab or looking for different methods of addiction therapy, we will discuss how CBT is used in addiction treatment and how effective…

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What is Long-Term Recovery?

19th April 2022

Heavy drug use over a prolonged period can cause major chemical changes in the brain. Eventually, the brain becomes reliant on these drugs in order to function. While this can be effectively treated with addiction rehab, recovery requires most of the body’s key functioning systems to get healthy again. It also takes time for the…

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Relapse or Lapse?

5th April 2022

In addiction recovery, whenever a person returns to active involvement with their drug or behaviour of choice, it is considered a relapse that requires an appropriate response. However small it seems, any slip back into addictive behaviour, especially substance use, must be addressed swiftly and appropriately. Exactly how it is dealt with can be crucial.…

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Alcohol addiction affecting your liver

How Does Alcohol Affect The Liver?

28th March 2022

The liver is one of the most crucial organs in the body, one we rely on to keep us alive. While we can survive with a partial liver, we can’t live without one at all. The liver is responsible for metabolising (breaking down) toxins from medications and alcohol. However, when the liver becomes overburdened, the…

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Are My Drinking Habits A Problem?

9th March 2022

Sometimes drinking habits can become problematic without you realising, and quite often an event occurs that will leave you concerned about the amount of alcohol you’re consuming. It’s important that you are honest with yourself about the extent of your alcohol use to prevent further damage to your mental and physical well-being.   What is…

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Opioid Addiction

The Rise in Opioid Addiction

28th February 2022

Opioids are one of the most addictive groups of drugs around, affecting many communities in all parts of the world. Most opioid drugs are synthesised from the Asian-native opium poppy plant. Mainly used for recreational purposes, opioids typically have a pain-reducing and euphoric effects. Deaths related to synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl are considered to…

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Rehab

11th February 2022

Deciding to seek help for addiction is a big step and can often feel daunting. The fear of the unknown, paired with the added pressure of making the right choice is an overwhelming feat. Whether you’re looking to start treatment yourself, or you’re helping a loved one choose a clinic, there are several factors that…

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The Dangers of Xanax Misuse

The Dangers of Xanax Misuse

31st January 2022

Although widely prescribed for many legitimate medical conditions, benzodiazepines like Xanax now have a bad reputation because they are so commonly abused, and also highly addictive. Classified as a minor tranquilliser, Xanax has sedative, anxiolytic, and anticonvulsant effects. When consumed in large quantities, these central nervous system depressants can produce a high from by elevating…

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cryptocurrency addiction

Cryptocurrency addiction on the rise

17th January 2022

  Cryptocurrency is one of several behavioural addictions that has seen a sharp rise in recent years, and even more so since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. With the lure of stocks and the guesswork of gambling, trading cryptocurrency has been known to make many people large amounts of money. However, obsession with crypto-trading…

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alcohol addiction at Christmas

Surviving Your First Sober Christmas

13th December 2021

An alcohol-free Christmas The holiday season can be especially hard on those in recovery. A period of festivities is often characterised by drinking and lots of food. Even those who don’t usually drink to excess may find themselves pushing their limits around this time. If you’re newly sober then the chances are, the thought of…

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