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Developing Health Optimisation and Longevity

Developing Health Optimisation and Longevity

“Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.” — Anne Wilson Schaef Investing in long-term health It’s becoming increasingly desirable for individuals to invest in health optimisation and longevity. People are increasingly inclined to do their own research on bio hacks and to learn more about …

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What is “At Home” Recovery Like - Addcounsel

What is “At Home” Recovery Like?

“My biggest fear in early recovery was that I would never have fun again. The beautiful truth is that recovery has given me freedom and the confidence to go out in the world and leave my own mark.” — Tom Stoddart, British photographer Is recovery at home possible? There are individuals who will decide that …

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Ten Drugs That Make a Detox Tough - Addcounsel

Ten Drugs That Make a Detox Tough

“In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” — Drew Barrymore It’s normal to feel uncomfortable during a detox Going through a medically supervised detox will be uncomfortable, sometimes painfully so. During a detox the human body releases strong mood-altering substances, whilst the nervous system reboots and the brain rewires itself. …

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How Long Does a Withdrawal Last

How Long Does a Withdrawal Last?

“If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” — Benjamin Alire Saenz What’s the difference between detox and withdrawal? A medical detox and withdrawal aren’t the same, although such phrases are often used interchangeably. For example, a medical detox involves prescribed medication to ease the symptoms during the withdrawal phase. …

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5 Things You Can Do After a Relapse

5 Things You Can Do After a Relapse

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ― Mary Anne Radmacher What exactly is a relapse? A relapse is when an individual has undergone an addiction treatment programme but returns to drinking/using drugs or an addictive behaviour. This may be a …

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Why Prescription Drug Use Is on the Rise

Why Prescription Drug Use is on the Rise

“Abusing drugs — even prescription drugs — can change how your brain works. Most people start by choosing to take these medications. But over time, the changes in your brain affect your self-control and your ability to make good decisions.” — Debera Fulghum Bruce, PhD What are prescription drugs used for? Prescription drugs are used …

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Long-Term Recovery and How to Maintain It

Long-Term Recovery and How to Maintain It

“Anyone, from any background, can develop a compulsive relationship with alcohol. But with the right help and guidance, it is possible to recover from alcohol addiction and build a healthy, fulfilling future.” — Addcounsel The challenges in early recovery In early recovery, there’s a meticulous focus to complete a medically supervised detox and integrate into …

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Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Childhood Trauma and Addiction

“Always remember, if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is proof of your strength, because you have survived!” ― Michel Templet Childhood Trauma Most children will have experienced some kind of trauma from the moment they’re born. An infant’s very first experience upon leaving the safety of …

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Why Do Alcoholics Relapse?

Why Do Alcoholics Relapse?

“Though addiction is a disease – a brain disease that’s often progressive – addicts who relapse are often blamed.” – David Sheff A relapse isn’t a sign of weakness Unfortunately, there’s often stigma associated with a relapse. Those suffering from untreated alcoholism know only too well the harm it causes both themselves and loved ones. …

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