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”

What’s Happening in Thailand Rehabs due to COVID-19

*** This was written on April 3rd 2020*** As it currently stands Rehabs in the Chiang Mai province of Thailand are being asked to close due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 across the face of the world. Services provided by those rehabs are to wind down over the month of April bringing them toContinue reading “What’s Happening in Thailand Rehabs due to COVID-19”

Heroin and Opioids in the UK

How are Heroin and Prescription Opioids affecting the UK? Data from National Statistics office in the UK (2018) has shown that in year 2018 there has been a significant increase in England and Wales among men. Two thirds of the deaths were related to “drug misuse”, the UK classifies most substance use disorders as “drugContinue reading “Heroin and Opioids in the UK”

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”

Professional Boundaries

In rehab setting it’s important for everyone to adhere to boundaries of some description. Clients need boundaries in order to make their therapy more effective and on point.   If boundaries are loose there can be a lot of trouble in future. Professional boundaries should be firm, not flexible, the resistance or objection you may receiveContinue reading “Professional Boundaries”

Using the internet during rehab?

Today’s world using the internet and mobile phone are seen as an everyday part of life and something that could be considered as an essential communication tool. Many people entering into treatment see having those means of communication as something comforting and reassuring, however clinical experience and studies reveal that they can be unhelpful andContinue reading “Using the internet during rehab?”

Oxy, America’s killer drug takes another

Billionaire Matthew Mellon has died in rehab at the age of 53, a representative has confirmed. The banking heir – who was also the ex-husband of Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon – died ‘suddenly’ in Mexico, where he was in rehab. Taken from: http://www.ladbible.com/news/celebrity-news-billionaire-matthew-mellon-dies-in-rehab-at-53-20180417

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”