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”

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”

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”

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”

An Addiction Exercise

“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”

SMART just as effective as AA

A new study has found that other groups such as SMART work just as well as AA in terms of addressing addiction. This is probably very common knowledge if you’ve ever struggled with a form of addiction and had a disliking for AA. Although AA and other 12 step programs have been adopted by aContinue reading “SMART just as effective as AA”

What Drugs and alcohol concern a private rehab?

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