My interview on “Sober-Punks.co.uk”

To keep me on the straight-and-narrow, especially in my first year of sobriety, I did a LOT of reading. Books, blogs, news articles… anything that would help me better understand alcoholism and the ways to win the battle. I often got in touch with the authors to say thanks for the inspiration or whatever, andContinue reading “My interview on “Sober-Punks.co.uk””

Support Networks for People Overcoming Addiction

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”

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…

Barking up the wrong tree for treatment?

Are calls to make heroin treatment available on the NHS barking up the wrong tree for the solution? In principle I think it’s a great idea, however the reality of the NHS is getting worse by the day.  The NHS fails thousand of drug addicts and mentally ill people each week. So much so thatContinue reading “Barking up the wrong tree for treatment?”

The drugs DON’T work.

For decades, Ivor Browne has been one of the best-known psychiatrists in the country. Lauded by his admirers like a mystical guru, he has been credited with breaking down the walls of our mental hospitals, and freeing many patients from incarceration. As a sprightly octogenarian who meditates twice a day and lives in a houseContinue reading “The drugs DON’T work.”