Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Many of us have little superstitions as well as routines that help us to become productive and also produce positive results. OCD is a psychological wellness problem that develops a strong feeling of uncertainty, uncertainty, anxiety, or concern in a person’s mind and also activates rituals like re-checking and re-doing. OCD is a kind of […]

Understanding Mental Health

We all have mental health. It affects our psychological, emotional, social and in some instances, our physical wellbeing. It also affects how we feel, how we act, how we communicate and how we deal with the many challenges life can throw at us. Because mental health holds such a significant role in our overall wellbeing, when it […]

Missing the mark on addiction

When treating addiction, contributing mental health issues must be considered. Serious drug problems, and we’re seeing only half of it. We continue the fight with prescription opioid addiction. Police say that heroin is now undercutting the price of prescription drugs. Intravenous overdose deaths quadrupled between 2011 and 2012, while orally administered prescription opioids – chillingly known […]

What can be learned by not drinking for two years

Two years ago, a few days before New Year’s Eve, I last got drunk. It was the closing night of the Lincoln Lodge, a fantastic comedy venue in Chicago in the back of a now-closed diner. They’ve since moved, but after that show, I thought I should take a breather from drinking — and eating […]

The 10 Most Damaging Myths About Alcoholism

IN ALCOHOLISM By definition, a myth is a widely held but false belief or idea. In the world of alcoholism and treatment, myths are dangerous because they can be determining factors in life and death situations. Be honest, how many of the following myths did you take for a fact? The Only Way to Get Better […]

Why Some People Are Drug Addicts

Is science finally on the verge of cracking addictions? We know that addicts lose control over their lives and that they would as soon give up breathing as stop using their preferred substance(s). Yet, the critical question of why one member of an adolescent peer group becomes an addict and the others do not remains […]

Staying Sober/Clean & Safe Over Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebratory occasions, where people of all backgrounds gather together to shake off their winter blues. The festive season means plenty of parties and other events where alcohol or drugs are consumed.

Abstinence Based Recovery

Russell Brand: my life without drugs Russell Brand has not used drugs for 10 years. He has a job, a house, a cat, and good friends. But temptation is never far away. He wants to help other addicts, but first, he wants us to feel compassion for those affected. The last time I thought about […]

Prescription Drugs Dependency

Where shall we start? At the beginning. It all started when I first went to see my doctor. I knew something was not right, as I was feeling really low and anxious, and had no understanding as to why I was feeling like this. My doctor asked me to take a PAL test, which was […]

“Detox” The facts about a safe drug or alcohol detox?

If you’re trying to detox from alcohol or drugs, you may want to advise a medical consultant. Detoxing incorrectly from alcohol and some drugs can lead to serious side effects. Medical consultants are there to help you, and they will know exactly what to do to prevent your withdrawal symptoms from taking over while you […]