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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 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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The Ultra Wealthy and Addiction

“Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite adverse consequences. It is considered a brain disorder, because it involves functional changes to brain circuits involved in reward, stress, and self-control. Those changes may last a long time after a person has stopped taking drugs.” — National Institute on Drug …

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What Is an Intervention and How Do They Work?

Drug and alcohol addiction is a condition that doesn’t stop at the individual who lives with it. If you are close to someone suffering from addiction, you know that the harm involved is something you witness and experience in your own life too. The first-person experience of seeing a friend or loved one struggle with …

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Coping Mechanisms for Anxiety

Coping Mechanisms for Anxiety

If you’re experiencing anxious feelings, there are some strategies you can use to help you calm down and relax. This blog offers some information about anxiety and anxiety disorders, and outlines a few coping mechanisms that you can try. What Is Anxiety? It’s normal to feel stressed sometimes. Feeling anxious is a natural response to …

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Everything You Need To Know About EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate psychological distress associated with traumatic memories. EMDR is recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma by the World Health Organization. What is EMDR Therapy? Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing is an interactive psychotherapy technique that uses side …

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Is Pregabalin Addictive? Understanding Pregabalin Withdrawal Symptoms

Pregabalin abuse is becoming more common – especially in Arabic speaking nations. Recent reports suggest that in Saudi Arabia, college students are misusing the drug to feel more relaxed and experience a euphoric high. Many people are not aware of pregabalin’s addictive properties or its dangerous withdrawal process, increasing instances of abuse. This blog lays …

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What Is Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy is a modern form of therapy that uses an integrative approach, combining elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychoanalysis, attachment theory and more. Schema therapy is based on a belief that all humans are striving towards connection, understanding and growth, but that certain things stand in the way. It is designed to identify and …

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