Is Homer Simpson an Alcoholic?

Although a subject often touched upon in the Simpsons is Homer really an alcoholic?         The episode “Duffless” (Duff being the choice beer of Homer Simpson) touches upon Homer’s quest to remain free from alcohol for 30 days. It was originally aired in 1993 as the sixteenth episode of forth season (whichContinue reading “Is Homer Simpson an Alcoholic?”

Libertines – A Documentary

Here’s a clip of a time where I was in a documentary about the Libertines and how I was their on tour counselor: “Throughout, Dylan Kerr, Pete Doherty’s drug counselor, explains to the band the nature of addiction. People who’ve used as heavily as Pete, he tells them at one point, are usually dead byContinue reading “Libertines – A Documentary”

Rumination ruins lives

Thinking things over too much might be causing you mental health troubles. One characteristic of many of the people I have worked with over the years is that they have an uncanny ability to ruminate over their problems for a great deal of time.   Often I relate to clients that problems and worry often comeContinue reading “Rumination ruins lives”

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?”

“Sock-Puppet” Effect In Treatment

There is a level of resistance in addiction which I’ve found one of the most challenging as it’s often one of the hardest forms of denial I’ve encountered. It is a form of resistance that is akin to a “sock-puppet“. So what is a sock-puppet and why does it occur? Quite simply a sock-puppet isContinue reading ““Sock-Puppet” Effect In Treatment”