Trials of Prescription Diamorphine (Heroin) In Scotland

Those living in Glasgow with a dependence to the drug Heroin in are set to be offered a prescription of heroin in a specialized clinic run by the National Health Service.  Glasgow and the rest of Scotland has been hit with some of the worst drug deaths over the last few decades.  Controversial Although theContinue reading “Trials of Prescription Diamorphine (Heroin) In Scotland”

Heroin and Opioids in the UK

How are Heroin and Prescription Opioids affecting the UK? Data from National Statistics office in the UK (2018) has shown that in year 2018 there has been a significant increase in England and Wales among men. Two thirds of the deaths were related to “drug misuse”, the UK classifies most substance use disorders as “drugContinue reading “Heroin and Opioids in the UK”

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HABIT AND AN ADDICTION?

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?”

Eric Berne Shaped Treatment and Counseling Without You Even Knowing it

Eric Berne (sometimes pronounced ber-nay) was a Canadian psychiatrist around the era of the late 1950’s. He is most popular for his Parent Adult Child (PAC) ego model. It complimented the works of Sigmund Feud very well (especially the ID-EGO-Super ego) . A brief outline of transnational analysis is that when we behave in aContinue reading “Eric Berne Shaped Treatment and Counseling Without You Even Knowing it”

The Games Alcoholics Play

The Games Alcoholics and Addicts Play in Treatment Eric Berne and Claude Steiner were psychiatrists around the 1960’s and 70’s, their main body of study was that people had certain life scripts which are called games. In modern CBT we call these life-scripts “SCHEMAS”. Life Scripts, or games, are robust patterns of thinking and behaving.Continue reading “The Games Alcoholics Play”

Detoxing from Cannabis

What happens when you detox from Cannabis? Although considered by many as a harmless, non-addictive drug there is some evidence for the contrary. When compare to heroin, cocaine or alcohol, cannabis definitely does not seem harmful, however, from the perspective of someone trying to kick the habit, there are definite and obvious withdrawal symptoms thatContinue reading “Detoxing from Cannabis”