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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

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

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

Is your addiction a secret? The telltale signs

Telltale signs of hidden alcoholism

Is your addiction a secret? The telltale signs Do you find yourself hiding your alcohol consumption from others? Have you ever lied about how much alcohol you have been drinking? If so, then you may be secretly drinking, and this could be a very dangerous contributor to alcohol dependency. Only 20% of alcoholics seek professional … Read more

How can you help an addict?

Committing to a rehabilitation programme is a difficult step for anyone. If you have acknowledged you have a problem - or your relationship with alcohol/drugs is impacting your life in negative ways, you have made the first step towards getting better.

Helping a friend or family member with an alcohol or drug problem As a free independent guide, Executive Rehab Guide provides people suffering from depression, anxiety and stress, who have turned to substances to cope with essential advice and support. In England, there are an estimated 586,780 dependent drinkers (2017/18), of whom 82% are not … Read more