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”

Kemunduran Kamis – Terapi Kecanduan Dylan Kerr (throwback Thursday in Indoneasian)

Sudah berulang kali pentolan unit rock asal Inggris, The Libertines, Pete Doherty berurusan dengan polisi akibat ketergantungan narkotika, mulai dari masalah berkendara di jalanan, pencurian hingga perkelahian. Doherty sempat mengatakan narkotika telah mengacaukan kehidupanya serta berkata tak yakin dapat terbebas dari ketergantungannya tersebut. Sang ibu, Jacqueline bahkan pernah menerbitkan buku yang menyinggung masalah narkotika DohertyContinue reading “Kemunduran Kamis – Terapi Kecanduan Dylan Kerr (throwback Thursday in Indoneasian)”

From hopelessness to hope in Thailand

Originally posted on Simon Mott – Addiction and Recovery:
By Simon Mott – Founder of Hope Rehab Center Thailand When I first started helping addicts in London, giving them clean needles, I had no idea where it would lead. Six months ago I founded my own treatment center in an amazing part of the world…

Lifeline Project UK Closes Forever.

The project lifeline, which has helped thousands of lives over the years since 1971, has had to close it’s doors and the future is uncertain for over 1,300 staff members. Like all drug and alcohol agencies in the UK, financial pressures by government changes have made the existence of such charities a very difficult taskContinue reading “Lifeline Project UK Closes Forever.”

Barking up the wrong tree for treatment?

Are calls to make heroin treatment available on the NHS barking up the wrong tree for the solution? In principle I think it’s a great idea, however the reality of the NHS is getting worse by the day.  The NHS fails thousand of drug addicts and mentally ill people each week. So much so thatContinue reading “Barking up the wrong tree for treatment?”

David Charkham at ICAAD

A colleague of mine, David Charkham will be speaking at the International Conferences on Addiction and Associated Disorders (ICAAD) over the next few couple of days. “Since 1994 David has been presenting his Recovery Skills workshops both in the NHS and private practice. As a pioneer of Recovery Coaching to the entertainment industry he completedContinue reading “David Charkham at ICAAD”