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?”

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”

Chiang Rai Times

Dylan Kerr, head counsellor at Hope, said Doherty had achieved his longest drug-free period since his teens while at the rehab centre in Sriracha – but warned that the months ahead will be challenging as he returns to the limelight. ‘We saw Pete grow over the course of his treatment at Hope, which was reflectedContinue reading “Chiang Rai Times”

Addiction – Not a disease?

  The word addiction can mean many things for many people. Are people unable to choose wisely because they lack impulse control? Are they always driven to extremes through a brain disease that effects ability to choose? Has it been an over-exposure or indulgence in substances that has changed the brain to become drink andContinue reading “Addiction – Not a disease?”

Post Acute withdrawal syndrome?

Symptoms of Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome – P.A.W.S. What is PAWS? The long-term effects or withdrawal symptoms that occur after initial withdrawal symptoms.  The severity depends on two factors.  Firstly the amount and degree of brain dysfunction or disruption that has been caused by the length of use, and type of chemicals used, and anyContinue reading “Post Acute withdrawal syndrome?”