An Addiction Exercise

“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”

SMART just as effective as AA

A new study has found that other groups such as SMART work just as well as AA in terms of addressing addiction. This is probably very common knowledge if you’ve ever struggled with a form of addiction and had a disliking for AA. Although AA and other 12 step programs have been adopted by aContinue reading “SMART just as effective as AA”

What Drugs and alcohol concern a private rehab?

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

Throwback Friday?

Change of pace a bit,  here’s a video of me explaining the ABC method of CBT (REBT) and how it’s used to help addicts understand themselves and their thought processes better. The video does have a little tongue in cheek humour, I would have thought it might have been removed in the edit, alas not.

How LSD works on the Brain and Vision

This is probably the most comphrensive starting point to understanding how LSD works on your brain and why visual distortions occur when you ingest it. Please click to enlarge the text: Originally featured in Tripzine magazine  

Family Systems

What is a family system? It can mean a lot of things, for instance, people could be brought up with people outside of their natural family but class them as their family. Family could also mean a committed relationship or relationships in general. Family systems theory suggests that individuals cannot be understood in isolation fromContinue reading “Family Systems”