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For people with drug & alcohol problems

How Self-Loathing Drives People Into Addiction

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The Self-Loathing Cycle of Addiction and How to Break It Chemical addiction to drugs or alcohol might be a physical condition, but it has its roots in mental health. If you are alcohol or narcotic-dependent, there is a high likelihood that you will also suffer from issues around low self-esteem or self-loathing, whether you realise … Read more

Common Regrets of Being a Drinker

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Drinkers Guilt – Common Regrets of Being a Drinker Guilt and shame; two of the most powerful and destructive emotional impulses any human can face, and two of the most common symptoms of emotional distress caused by alcohol dependency. For you to recover from alcohol dependency, you must tackle both the physical and emotional aspects … Read more

Can I still be a casual drinker after recovering from alcoholism?

Can Alcoholics Ever Go Back to Casual Drinking?  When it comes to alcoholism, the truth isn’t always easy to hear, but it is simple. Alcoholism is defined by a negative relationship with alcohol, which forms into an addiction where you cannot cope without it. You are quite simply dependent on drinking to get through the … Read more

What Is An Enabler?

What is An Enabler? Definition, Behaviour & Psychology You think it would be simple to spot and identify as an enabler, but those who take on this role are often in denial of their own behaviour too. Enablers will allow their loved ones to continue with their self-destructive patterns and shocking behaviours. But whilst this … Read more

Self-Esteem & Addiction

The Connection Between Low Self-Esteem and Addiction One of the most common character traits that are associated with addiction personalities and persons is low self-esteem. This is easy to understand as those who do not value themselves highly are more willing to engage in risky and destructive behaviours. And it’s for this reason that it … Read more

Exactly how NOT to help an alcoholic

Exactly how not to help an alcoholic

The Most Important Things NOT To Do This blog is written from personal experience of living with an alcoholic. This is just my story of a period of about 18 months. I know first hand the pain and unhappiness of having someone who is very ill in the family and is acting out with alcohol. … Read more

Must Read: Common Myths about Mental Illness

Stopping the Stigma: Busting Common Mental Health Myths Nobody would understand or listen to my problems. They thought I was overreacting when I said I was anxious and depressed. I reached out to helplines, and then to a rehab clinic, which helped me realise that I was not alone, and I could recover. – Molly Mental … Read more

Mental Illness and Suicide: The Danger of a Second Pandemic in 2021

Mental Health Issues are on the Rise in 2021 I was drinking to ease the pain of being alone, and feeling so isolated from help during lockdown. There was nothing else to do, and before long, I was drinking in the mornings, and retreating into myself rather than reaching out to others. – Rachelle There … Read more

Addiction treatment and support during the pandemic

What addiction support is available during the pandemic? The Coronavirus pandemic has completely changed our lives this year, and we’ve all had to adapt to a completely unfamiliar and new normal. For people struggling with alcohol or drug-related problems, or considering rehab treatment, it has been particularly challenging. While many have attempted to recover and … Read more

The Alarming Effects of Mental Health on Addiction

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How does mental health affect addiction? More often than not, addiction comes hand in hand with mental illness. Either you have turned to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for pre-existing mental conditions, or, mental illness arises as a result of addiction. A co-occurring disorder means that an individual is suffering from addiction and mental … Read more