Another new Page! This page will be dedicated to addressing the co-occurrence of other psychiatric conditions with addiction and addictive behaviours. For example, conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder and generalized anxiety disorder and major depression are said to frequently co-occur with addictive disorders. This page will […]
We will be looking at the third strata of the disorder of addictive behaviour, that of distorted preservative thinking. Perseverative thinking is when someone gets an idea or thoughts in their head and just can’t get them out.
“This story is only starting to be told. We have much work to do … to challenge the stereotypes of both the general public and our own professionals. Addiction may well be a chronic, relapsing condition but people can and do recover. They can change and that change […]
“After over five years of intermittent relapses and struggling to re-invent myself, I can safely say that I feel at ease in my own company for the first time in my life. I trust that I will do the right thing by myself and my family”. “…all […]
Understanding recovery greatly helps with reducing the stigma attached with suffering from an addictive disorder. Please help? If you live in the UK, are in recovery and have 20 minutes to fill in this very worthwhile survey you can make a difference to how we, as a society, perceive recovery […]
“Recovery introduced me to myself. The hardest but most rewarding journey I have ever undertaken.” “Recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is now widely recognised as a journey that takes place over time and in a multitude of ways that reflect personal circumstances, supports and resources.” The Australian Life […]