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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

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

Why holistic therapy is so effective

Maintaining healthy habits to ensure a sober life

Why holistic therapy has helped so many addicts recover If you are suffering from alcohol or drug abuse, then the best way to start your recovery process is to attend rehab. As well as getting clean, rehab will include a 28-day treatment programme tailored to your needs. Therapeutic sessions will allow you to open up … Read more

Loving an alcoholic: How to help them and yourself

Loving an alcoholic: how to help them and yourself

Loving an alcoholic: How to help them and yourself Are you worried about a loved one’s alcohol abuse? It may be very difficult to hear, but they may be suffering from alcoholism. Addiction is an illness – it isn’t their fault, and it isn’t yours. It can be just as hard living with an alcoholic – … Read more