Children on Xanax need addiction treatment

From the BBC Children on Xanax now seeking treatment for the deadly drug. The number of children being treated for addiction to tranquilisers has skyrocketed to more than 300, according to Public Health England. The drug Xanax, and copies of it, accounted for the sharpest rise – from eight children receiving treatment in 2016-17 toContinue reading “Children on Xanax need addiction treatment”

Oxy, America’s killer drug takes another

Billionaire Matthew Mellon has died in rehab at the age of 53, a representative has confirmed. The banking heir – who was also the ex-husband of Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon – died ‘suddenly’ in Mexico, where he was in rehab. Taken from: http://www.ladbible.com/news/celebrity-news-billionaire-matthew-mellon-dies-in-rehab-at-53-20180417

Blast from the past

Written in 2014, By Dylan Kerr In recent years there has been a significant increase in the usage of Crystal Meth in Australia (methamphetamine).  Methamphetamine comes originally from World War 2, German scientists set about to try and make a powerful stimulant in order for their troops to fight harder. Since its creation it hasContinue reading “Blast from the past”

On RTE

Pete Doherty has revealed that he plans to take his drugs counsellor on tour with The Libertines when they embark on the upcoming tour for their new album. Pete’s drug abuse has been heavily documented in the media and he successfully finished rehabilitation treatment in Thailand earlier this year. Hence, his drug counsellor is aContinue reading “On RTE”

Another Vice Magazine Feature

I no longer work for the Dawn, please check out this exciting new approach to treatment of addiction in Thailand: https://horizonrehabthailand.com/   “It was the gateway to one of the world’s largest opium trading routes, the place you came if you needed a hit: Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s largest city. Back in the 1950s, commercialContinue reading “Another Vice Magazine Feature”

Defense Mechanisms

It’s very common for addicts and alcoholics to use defence mechanisms in order to protect their addiction and maintain ego integrity, but over all they are not serving a person well at all and can prohibit change. Here are some examples of some: Projection: Example: “I think you have a problem with alcohol”, while beingContinue reading “Defense Mechanisms”

Tech Addiction and Executive Burnout

The Rising Problem of “Tech Addiction” Executive burnout clients often tell me about how they are plagued by seemingly never-ending calls to action. Messenger services which are supposed to help with project management – although useful are giving people the sense of always being at work. Employees are also finding it increasingly hard to putContinue reading “Tech Addiction and Executive Burnout”

An Interview with MYSELF

A curious little exercise I decided to embark upon. I interviewed myself, what lead me into counseling, what continues to be my driving force and what problems doe it create for myself and others…. I asked myself the following questions: 1. What are your main motives for counselling? 2. Do you ever feel curious whenContinue reading “An Interview with MYSELF”

How Emotions Play a Part in Eating Styles

  “Another day, another row about obesity, its causes, and what might be done to stop people from getting any fatter. The medical profession and various crusading types, Jamie Oliver among them, insist that the government must take urgent action to reduce childhood obesity: there are now 12.3 million people at risk of type 2Continue reading “How Emotions Play a Part in Eating Styles”