Tales from the Crypto

Treating Addiction with in Crypto communities Whatever you may think about the future prospects of crypto-currencies, there is a process in trading that is very similar to gambling – some may argue exactly identical. The environment in which people trade is a difficult world to navigate for some, there’s a range of emotions involved andContinue reading “Tales from the Crypto”

Is Psychedelic Research going down the wrong route?

Psychedelic research has had favourable results documented for over 100 years in medicine, even Bill W (the founder of AA) was spirited away in the 1930’s from his drinking by a drug made from deadly-nightshade, called the Belladonna cure. The Belladonna cure had been in use since 1909 and helped hundreds of people in theContinue reading “Is Psychedelic Research going down the wrong route?”

The Bio-psycho-social aspects of being Obese

Obesity is an illness that has a complex relationship with bio, psycho and social processes across the world.  Obesity is spreading across the face of the world, communities that were long safe guarded against obesity are now facing a huge increase.  Despite more information and education on safer food choices, people seem to prefer toContinue reading “The Bio-psycho-social aspects of being Obese”

Sharing Traits with a Disorder

In the general population of mental health, a lot of clients who share with their practitioner or doctor that they are using a substance may face discharge from their doctor or counsellor.  One of the reasons is that it’s very hard to get a bead on what the problem is when you add substance useContinue reading “Sharing Traits with a Disorder”

The Death of Terrence Gorski.

  I recently became aware that Terrence Gorski of CENAPS USA had passed away earlier this month (2nd of July I am told).   For those who have worked in the field of addiction therapy his name is as instantly recognizable as the likes of Beck and Ellis. There are probably no addiction therapists whoContinue reading “The Death of Terrence Gorski.”

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HABIT AND AN ADDICTION?

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?”

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”