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”

Booze and Aging Badly

Celebrities celebrate the effects of turning back the clock on their mush (colloquial slang for face) by ditching booze in favour of a tee-total life style. For those who like to drink there has to be an understanding that alcohol is linked with aging of the skin.  Roughly about 10% of alcohol leaves through theContinue reading “Booze and Aging Badly”

Free Relapse Prevention Book

Here is a copy of a free Relapse Prevention Book for your usage. The book can be used for the following issues: -Depression (of any nature) -Addictive behaviours -Bio-Polar Disorder (any type) -Chronic fatigue -Anger -Personality Disorder -Trauma reactions -Hyper-vigilance -Anxiety (including panic attacks) -Weight management -Eating disorder   Please click this link for yourContinue reading “Free Relapse Prevention Book”

Using the internet during rehab?

Today’s world using the internet and mobile phone are seen as an everyday part of life and something that could be considered as an essential communication tool. Many people entering into treatment see having those means of communication as something comforting and reassuring, however clinical experience and studies reveal that they can be unhelpful andContinue reading “Using the internet during rehab?”

Drug facts for Teenagers

If you’re a teenager or the parent of a teenager it’s a good idea to be aware of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. It’s always good to be equipped with knowledge and information regarding these drugs. Most teens at some point in their life will be exposed to drugs, alcohol and tobacco. This will come eitherContinue reading “Drug facts for Teenagers”

Which Practice is Best? Pt.1

Which version of practice do you think is best? New Ways Old Ways Person Centered Practitioner Based Strength-based Problem-based Skills Based Deficit Focused Collaboration Professional Dominance Quality of Life Cure/amelioration Community Integration Acute Treatment Empowerment/choices Dependence Community Integration Acute Treatment Least restrictive Episodic Preventative Reactive   Which do you agree with more in treating addiction?Continue reading “Which Practice is Best? Pt.1”

Counseling in Asia

Where to find Counseling in Asia? I am often asked by people where to find good counseling in Asia, it can actually be surprisingly difficult in Asia to find a counselor who is A)In the same time-zone B) understands your needs in your own language. I work in the field of addiction within private-rehabs soContinue reading “Counseling in Asia”