The Games Alcoholics Play

The Games Alcoholics and Addicts Play in Treatment Eric Berne and Claude Steiner were psychiatrists around the 1960’s and 70’s, their main body of study was that people had certain life scripts which are called games. In modern CBT we call these life-scripts “SCHEMAS”. Life Scripts, or games, are robust patterns of thinking and behaving.Continue reading “The Games Alcoholics Play”

How to manage cravings?

Craving Diaries Here is a worksheet I have created in order to help you moderate your own personal cravings and   Soon after you acted on your decision to put a stop to you addiction, it is likely that you experienced cravings for it again.  For many people these cravings are difficult to cope withContinue reading “How to manage cravings?”

What is addiction?

What is addiction? -Written By Dylan Kerr 2015-2017   Addiction has had many descriptions over a number of years: Learnt behavior Health behavior problem Substance use disorder Chemical dependency Disease Addiction is word that is fairly commonplace in everyday language, people often use the word addicted to describe things they are passionate about. You mayContinue reading “What is addiction?”

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”

Labour plan gambling levy to fund addiction treatment

“Labour has said it would force bookmakers to pay a compulsory levy to help treat problem gamblers. Deputy leader Tom Watson said the cash would be used for treatment to end the “destructive cycle of addiction”. Speaking at the party conference in Brighton, he urged gambling firms to “stop targeting vulnerable people and start actingContinue reading “Labour plan gambling levy to fund addiction treatment”