Why Drug Addiction Is a Family Affair
October 12, 2017 8:37 am - Drug Addiction - Leave your thoughts
Addiction is a disease that doesn’t just impact the sufferer but also everyone close to them, making it very much a family affair and not someone else’s problem. Partners, children, parents and other relatives and friends can all be affected by the suffering of someone close to them, which is […]
How to Prepare for a Life of Sobriety
October 10, 2017 10:39 am - Alcohol, Rehab - Leave your thoughts
There is no roadmap for recovery from addiction and everyone has a very personal journey to navigate. When someone is attending a drug and alcohol treatment program, their treatment schedule is tailor-made for their individual case and so it’s natural to expect that everyone will have their own recovery experience […]
What Are the Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic?
October 4, 2017 10:02 am - Alcohol - Leave your thoughts
There’s a common misconception that alcoholics and drug addicts are lazy social drop-outs, with no job and no prospects. In fact, this social stigma is one of the biggest obstacles faced by someone with addiction issues and yet, it is not based on fact. Many alcoholics are extremely effective, holding […]
What Is the Scientific Explanation of Addiction?
October 3, 2017 11:39 am - Addiction - Leave your thoughts
It is now widely accepted that addiction is a chronic disease that affects the brain and is characterized by a compulsion to take drugs or use alcohol despite the harmful consequences. Addiction is viewed as a brain disease as drugs and alcohol both have brain-altering effects, changing the way neurotransmitters […]