Turning to Sedatives During COVID-19

7th August 2020 It’s not been very good news for those with substance use and alcohol use disorders.  Across the UK many people are increasing the amount they take or turning to different substances to ease their concerns about this crisis. There has been a surge in those using benzodiazepines and other similar drugs. SomeContinue reading “Turning to Sedatives During COVID-19”

The Age of Reactions

At the time of writing this I’m currently in quarantine in a rented property in Chiang Mai. I’m still currently working but I’ve been limiting myself to just my home, no gym, no restaurants and no social engagements outside of my workplace.  I’ve been keeping it pretty serious too, I work with a population ofContinue reading “The Age of Reactions”

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”

Is it always your mother’s fault?

Is it always your mother’s fault? Attachment theory, by Bowlby looks at the importance of the parental role. He explores the relationship between mother and child to expose a strong link with adulthood anxiety and ill-health. Do you agree? Watch the video below to find out more.

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”

Family Therapy – Part 2

The founder of “Conjoint Family Therapy” was Virginia Satir. It’s impossible to write about family therapy without mentioning her name.  Although some may consider her work to be dated and unscientific she undoubtedly made some very uncanny observations about the way we as human beings behave in families.  Her contribution to this field is withoutContinue reading “Family Therapy – Part 2”

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”