This guest article focuses on the most commonly understood phenomenon of co-dependency in a relationship where one of the partners may be challenged with substance addiction. It is worth maintaining an open mind, however, if you have a challenging relationship. Co-dependency is also highly observable in relationships outside of addiction! Continue reading “Co-dependency and What it Can Mean for Us” »
When we think of an individual facing challenges with addiction, it’s possible to neglect the impact on others close to that individual. In this guest post, author Helen Weir shares some helpful insight into just how those closest to the challenge of addiction are affected – and what can help. Continue reading “Why Counselling is Important for Families during Addiction Recovery” »
Workplace Stress & The Role of Addiction
Recent information from the Health and Safety Executive shows that there are around 428,000 cases of work-related stress annually in the UK, which accounts for 40% of occupational illness(1). Employees most likely affected by stress in the workplace are based in health and social care, education and public administration, all of which have their own demands. Continue reading “Workplace Stress & The Role of Addiction” »
Drug addiction can be a tough topic to address. This is particularly difficult if you feel that your loved ones may be suffering from a certain type of addiction.
A warm welcome to author Tess Young for this guest piece… Continue reading “Five signs your loved one has a drug problem (Guest blog)” »
What are our next generations going to look like in their societal and familial interactions? I think we are very much still in transition, but there are a number of schools of thought around what is healthy, and what may be less so.
It is a belief of many that we carry in our adult lives the influences of the child we were, the experiences and emotions we had then, an inner child. These emotions may be positive, nourishing and welcoming. They may also be adverse and appear to bring suffering, the cause of which is sometimes obvious, more often, less so Continue reading “Inner Child. How is Yours?” »
(Guest post) Making the decision to go into rehab is a huge one, and you should be commended for it. You’ve taken the first step to starting fresh and new. Still though, you must continue to attend substance abuse counselling afterward for the following reasons.
I welcome the opportunity to offer you this informational (guest) piece from our friends in the US. Despite a few cultural differences there are many points referred to that are equally relevant the world over. Continue reading “The Many Facets of Drug Rehabilitation (Guest blog)” »
Addictive behaviours are one of the most concerning challenges we may ever have to overcome.
Some of the common addictive behaviours include: overuse or dependence on alcohol, drugs, food (too much or not enough), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), gambling, theft, self-abuse, abuse of others, physical, mental, emotional self-harm, pornography and other sexual attendances. Continue reading “Coping with addiction” »