Addictions, like any other diseases or disorders have a unique set of stressors involved in overcoming them. They not only affect the person inflicted with addiction but also affect the family, friends and other social circles. Once addiction has progressed to a level whereby a person needs help they usually only receive a limited amountContinue reading “Support Networks for People Overcoming Addiction”
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Kemunduran Kamis – Terapi Kecanduan Dylan Kerr (throwback Thursday in Indoneasian)
Sudah berulang kali pentolan unit rock asal Inggris, The Libertines, Pete Doherty berurusan dengan polisi akibat ketergantungan narkotika, mulai dari masalah berkendara di jalanan, pencurian hingga perkelahian. Doherty sempat mengatakan narkotika telah mengacaukan kehidupanya serta berkata tak yakin dapat terbebas dari ketergantungannya tersebut. Sang ibu, Jacqueline bahkan pernah menerbitkan buku yang menyinggung masalah narkotika DohertyContinue reading “Kemunduran Kamis – Terapi Kecanduan Dylan Kerr (throwback Thursday in Indoneasian)”
From hopelessness to hope in Thailand
Originally posted on Simon Mott – Addiction and Recovery:
By Simon Mott – Founder of Hope Rehab Center Thailand When I first started helping addicts in London, giving them clean needles, I had no idea where it would lead. Six months ago I founded my own treatment center in an amazing part of the world…
Is AA a cult?
AA as a Cult Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is an organization that aims to guide individuals who are struggling with alcohol addiction through their path to sobriety. The program has been around since the 1940′s and is one of the most well known treatment programs for alcoholism. The key element of the program is theContinue reading “Is AA a cult?”
Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms Podcast
Here is my first podcast, it’s a very brief introduction to PAWS: Hopefully this will be the first of many to come.
Is Homer Simpson an Alcoholic?
Although a subject often touched upon in the Simpsons is Homer really an alcoholic? The episode “Duffless” (Duff being the choice beer of Homer Simpson) touches upon Homer’s quest to remain free from alcohol for 30 days. It was originally aired in 1993 as the sixteenth episode of forth season (whichContinue reading “Is Homer Simpson an Alcoholic?”
Lifeline Project UK Closes Forever.
The project lifeline, which has helped thousands of lives over the years since 1971, has had to close it’s doors and the future is uncertain for over 1,300 staff members. Like all drug and alcohol agencies in the UK, financial pressures by government changes have made the existence of such charities a very difficult taskContinue reading “Lifeline Project UK Closes Forever.”
Death by Disulfiram (Antabuse)
When I was younger I loved watching the TV program “The Bill”. Famed for it’s gritty realism of the time, the focus on the show was on a “real police events”, which meant some episodes were on domestic abuse, shoplifting and some focused on more exciting crimes such as daring armed robberies. The show’s peakContinue reading “Death by Disulfiram (Antabuse)”
White women being targeted by adverts to start drinking?
The ads started popping up about a decade ago on social media. Instead of selling alcohol with sex and romance, these ads had an edgier theme: Harried mothers chugging wine to cope with everyday stress. Women embracing quart-sized bottles of whiskey, and bellying up to bars to knock back vodka shots with men. In this […]Continue reading “White women being targeted by adverts to start drinking?”
Young women are biggest binge drinkers in the UK
Young women have emerged as the biggest binge drinkers in the UK in new figures released on Wednesday (3 May). “This explains the rise in recent years of fruit-based beers and ciders and drinks marketed as being low-calorie. In addition, wine and vodka, drinks preferred by women, have come down in price in real termsContinue reading “Young women are biggest binge drinkers in the UK”