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?”
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”
The Rising Problem of “Tech Addiction” Executive burnout clients often tell me about how they are plagued by seemingly never-ending calls to action. Messenger services which are supposed to help with project management – although useful are giving people the sense of always being at work. Employees are also finding it increasingly hard to putContinue reading “Tech Addiction and Executive Burnout”
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash Here’s a bitContinue reading “An Addiction Exercise”
A slide show demonstrating the types of drugs and medication we encounter on a daily basis. This slide was part of training used for spreading awareness to members of the facility not directly concerned with the treatment of addiction. Drugs training from Dylan Kerr ACAT FDAP MBABCP
I found this the other day and I think it illustrates the Dysfunctional Family with addiction very well.
Every emotion has an evolutionary purpose, that is meant to promote survival. Emotions are neither good nor bad… it’s how we react to them that’s important. Anger lets you know that you are being threatened, or that your core needs are not being met. It includes physical responses that help you respond quickly to aContinue reading “Anger and Addiction”
Sex and Love Addiction is a measurable addiction that effects quite a number of people. Sex addiction can be considered as a brain disease, not about sexual appetite or sexual attraction.
Here is a weekly round of addiction news: Harvey Weinstein claims “Sex Addiction” – Experts say it’s not a real issue for him: http://www.newsweek.com/harvey-weinstein-isnt-sex-addict-because-sex-addiction-isnt-real-experts-say-682853 Former 9NEWS reporter opens up about her opiod addiction: http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/former-9news-reporter-opens-up-about-her-opioid-addiction-and-the-recovery-process/482931191 ” Dana Knowles is a familiar face if you’ve watched 9NEWS for awhile. She was a reporter at the station tenContinue reading “Weekly Round-up of Addiction News”
Gratitude? What’s it all about?