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”
6th September 2019 Brett James Thornton – Founder How to Treat Addiction The two words are frequently interchanged, often incorrectly. Both are formed as a result of consistently repeating a particular behaviour. There is such a thing as a good habit, regular exercise for example. Something can start out as a habit and over timeContinue reading “WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HABIT AND AN ADDICTION?”
What’s an enabler and how is the role of the enabler different from helper or counselor? Click below to find out:
who are you going to call when the shit hits the fan? It might be better to call no one at all and work on self improvement.
Online counselling is becoming a new thing, from chat messages, emails and even face-to-face over skype there are multiple options when it comes to online-counselling. But just how effective is online counselling? Those that use online-counselling report that it does have a great effect on their life, especially around issues that result in unwanted behavior,Continue reading “Is Online Counselling Effective?”
Here is a recent interview between Joe Rogan and Greg Fitzsimmons discussing addiction and wasting your life: Joe Rogan and Greg Fitzsimmons are both stand-up commedians (although rarely sharing their humour in the podcasts), Greg Fitzsimmons decided to give up alcohol and drugs through attending ACOA meetings. ACOA meetings are 12 step based meetingsContinue reading “Joe Rogan and Greg Fitzsimmons On Addiction and Wasting your life”
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash Here’s a bitContinue reading “An Addiction Exercise”
A slide show demonstrating the types of drugs and medication we encounter on a daily basis. This slide was part of training used for spreading awareness to members of the facility not directly concerned with the treatment of addiction. Drugs training from Dylan Kerr ACAT FDAP MBABCP
Change of pace a bit, here’s a video of me explaining the ABC method of CBT (REBT) and how it’s used to help addicts understand themselves and their thought processes better. The video does have a little tongue in cheek humour, I would have thought it might have been removed in the edit, alas not.
“We cannot change what we can’t accept” Step one is about dispelling denial around addiction.