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”

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HABIT AND AN ADDICTION?

6th September 2019 Brett James Thornton – Founder How to Treat Addiction The two words are frequently interchanged, often incorrectly. Both are formed as a result of consistently repeating a particular behaviour. There is such a thing as a good habit, regular exercise for example. Something can start out as a habit and over timeContinue reading “WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HABIT AND AN ADDICTION?”

Addiction and Personality Disorders

The Similarities Between Addictive Disorders and Personality Disorders Addiction shares a lot of traits with numerous personality disorders, understanding some of these traits better could be very key to understanding what might keep you well and free from using or boozing. Compassion needed Before continuing it is important for me to state that personality disordersContinue reading “Addiction and Personality Disorders”

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”

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”

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”