Gambling Addiction: The Signs And Symptoms
Compulsive gambling is recognised as a behavioural addiction, which is displayed through uncontrollable behaviours and physical choices. Whilst signs of behavioural addictions are physical, psychological associations, symptoms and problems are also common, especially through a gambling addiction. Gambling addiction is diagnosed where risky gambling activity takes its toll, even when consequences arise. For most, compulsive
Is Addiction a Mental Illness?
You don’t have to go back too far to find a time when substance misuse and destructive behaviour patterns were seen purely as a matter of choice. People who developed a drug or alcohol addiction were generally seen as weak-willed or degenerate. Now with advances in medical science we are able to observe the actual
Can I Go To Rehab With Depression?
Depression is a mental health condition that can develop autonomously through an emotional influence, can be pre-existing through genetics, or can be a co-occurring disorder through a dual diagnosis. Displayed through low, fluctuating, irrational and rollercoaster-like signs and symptoms, depression is a condition that can engulf day to day life, can cause behavioural and personality
How To Help Someone With An Addiction
Sadly, as substances are abused, addictions develop and obstruct the lives of thousands of people every day. When an individual becomes addicted to substances, it is in their best interest to secure professional treatment via a private inpatient rehab or an outpatient rehab. However, for many reasons, the number of sufferers that do so remains
Looking After Employee’s Mental Health When Returning To The Office
Being aware of the mental wellbeing of your staff is important under any circumstances; however, as people return to the workplace post-lockdown, your staff’s mental health may be particularly vulnerable. Even in a pre-Covid world mental health issues was a massive contributor to people taking sick days from work. In fact, 37% of people who
Mental Health Implications Of Long Covid
With the continuing vaccine rollout and more people protecting themselves from Covid 19 it feels like we are in the aftermath of Covid. The phrase “new normal” is being widely used and we are coming to terms with living with the virus that has decimated our way of living for the past 18 months. Despite
How Can Rehab Support My Mental Health?
Whether you’re struggling through independent mental health symptoms, or you’re displaying signs of a dual diagnosis, targeted and suitable support will be invaluable. Available through rehab, all-around recovery can be aimed for, including mental health rehabilitation. Damagingly, the stigma surrounding mental health issues makes it very difficult to reach out for and accept professional help. Yet, untreated or mistreated mental health issues and/or dual diagnosis of substance
What Does Addiction Treatment Involve?
However, before taking the first step in securing treatment, it is normal for you to have several unanswered questions, such as “what does addiction treatment involve?”. Although there is no straightforward answer to this particular question, here at Ocean Recovery, we have shared a wealth of information to help you understand what addiction treatment involves
Is Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise?
Prescription drugs can have many different benefits, from helping people to manage chronic pain to tackling illnesses and infections, helping people to get to sleep or stabilising moods and helping with mental health issues. Some prescription drugs can be misused however, and this can be dangerous for a number of reasons. Using these drugs inappropriately
Can CBD be Effective in Addiction Recovery?
Director of Rehab Clinics Group and Ocean Recovery Centre; John Gillen sat down with Psychiatrist Dr Alexander Lapa to find out whether CBD can be an affective aide against addiction and gather a more in depth understanding of the benefits and draw backs of CBD. What is the fuss around CBD? Currently, it appears the