Why do some people push their addiction so far?

Some people might be able to delve in and out of substance use without ever becoming fully addicted, but for some people out there it seems to be in for a penny, in for a pound every time.

What are the forces that make some people totally robotic despite the warning signs being quite clear?

Hope Rehab Thailand

Free assessment with former head counsellor of Hope Rehab Thailand. Before Dylan Kerr became an internationally acclaimed and accredited counsellor he was the head Counsellor of Hope Rehab located in Si Racha, Thailand. After Hope Rehab Dylan Kerr went on tour with the British Rock Band the Libertines, where he toured most of the worldContinue reading “Hope Rehab Thailand”

The Worst Drugs

As a therapist who has worked prominently with drug and alcohol addiction I’m often asked to give my opinion on what I think the worst drugs are or what is the worst addiction. Of course we can’t have this discussion if we don’t at least acknowledge the controversial report that got Professor David Nutt inContinue reading “The Worst Drugs”

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”