In this blog post, we attempt to answer the question ‘am I an alcoholic’? Unfortunately, there exist many misleading stereotypes when it comes to alcoholism. These stereotypes are not helpful because they do not accurately represent alcoholism in the least. When you think about people who suffer from alcoholism, you probably think about the homeless […]
In this blog post, we discuss the issue of ‘process addictions’. Process addictions arise when a person becomes addicted to a rewarding behaviour. Typical behaviours known to give rise to a process addiction include gambling, Internet pornography, eating and shopping. Each of these activities is pleasurable and involve the release of dopamine when carried out.
In this post, we discuss the benefits of attending a drug or alcohol rehab clinic abroad. This article assumes you live in North America. This article is not strictly intended for a European audience, although people living in Europe may nevertheless benefit from what follows.
Going to rehab abroad is often termed ‘medical tourism’. This is […]
In this article, we discuss the benefits of attending a private drug rehab clinic. This is the chief and for many, the only alternative to attending a council-funded rehab clinic. Given funding cutbacks since 2010, many people who experience drug addiction find it incredibly difficult to attend a council-funded rehab clinic, and so private treatment […]
If you have experienced addiction, you will likely know the toll this takes on your loving relationships. Many people cite addiction for the reason for a breakup or divorce. Studies indicate families affected by addiction are 400% times more likely to break up compared to families who are unaffected by addiction.Unfortunately, even if the addicted […]
So you’ve successfully completed residential rehab treatment and you are now set to live your life in recovery. All the hard work is over and it’s all downhill from there on out.But only if that was true!Unfortunately, ‘going to rehab’ is only the beginning of your addiction treatment. In reality, the hard work is still […]
It’s rare for an addiction to materialise from thin air. Instead, addiction is usually caused by deeper psychiatric issues such as anxiety and depression. In this way, the addict uses drugs or alcohol as a way of escaping from the negative thoughts and feelings attached to depression and anxiety. This is known as ‘self-medicating’ with […]
In this post, we list 20 of our favourite recovery and addiction quotes of ALL time. If you are on Facebook or Pinterest, it’s likely you have read many of these quotes in the past, or at least seen some of them in your ‘timeline’. It’s also likely that you may not have paid too […]
This week we have been busy designing an infographic highlighting why the ‘War On Drugs” should be abolished. This ‘war’ has been ongoing since 1971. In that amount of time, the global trade in illicit drugs has gone from strength to strength. Clearly, this ‘War’ isn’t working.In this infographic, we explain how the war on […]
Following the success of last year’s Top Recovery Blogs 2015, we’ve decided to continue this tradition for another year. This year has been an immensely strong one for recovery blogs, and we hope you will profit from the list of winners we’ve included below. We know we certainly did!
Many of these bloggers are little-known. Many […]