Is treatment abroad over?

Seeking help overseas for drug and alcohol treatment has been popular for the last 20 years +.  Various countries like South Africa and Thailand have managed to attract people from Europe, America and the Middle East since the early 2000’s. Thailand’s popularity for foreign treatment reached an all-time high early 2020, with over 20 rehabsContinue reading “Is treatment abroad over?”

Tales from the Crypto

Treating Addiction with in Crypto communities Whatever you may think about the future prospects of crypto-currencies, there is a process in trading that is very similar to gambling – some may argue exactly identical. The environment in which people trade is a difficult world to navigate for some, there’s a range of emotions involved andContinue reading “Tales from the Crypto”

Is Psychedelic Research going down the wrong route?

Psychedelic research has had favourable results documented for over 100 years in medicine, even Bill W (the founder of AA) was spirited away in the 1930’s from his drinking by a drug made from deadly-nightshade, called the Belladonna cure. The Belladonna cure had been in use since 1909 and helped hundreds of people in theContinue reading “Is Psychedelic Research going down the wrong route?”

The Bio-psycho-social aspects of being Obese

Obesity is an illness that has a complex relationship with bio, psycho and social processes across the world.  Obesity is spreading across the face of the world, communities that were long safe guarded against obesity are now facing a huge increase.  Despite more information and education on safer food choices, people seem to prefer toContinue reading “The Bio-psycho-social aspects of being Obese”

12 Things to Do if you Don’t like the 12 steps

12 Step groups are the biggest peer led group in the world, but with it’s traditions and dogma it isn’t for everyone.  And believe it or not that’s okay!   There are plenty of alternatives and it’s good idea to get a different perspective on other ideas that work. The 12-steps picks up where otherContinue reading “12 Things to Do if you Don’t like the 12 steps”

Sharing Traits with a Disorder

In the general population of mental health, a lot of clients who share with their practitioner or doctor that they are using a substance may face discharge from their doctor or counsellor.  One of the reasons is that it’s very hard to get a bead on what the problem is when you add substance useContinue reading “Sharing Traits with a Disorder”

Online Support Group.

I’m going to be starting up an online group shortly that’s free to attend, via zoom. I really want to give something back as well as using my skills, but I’d like to give back directly to people with my own abilities. At the beginning of this group we’re going to start with a welfareContinue reading “Online Support Group.”