Can You Cure Yourself of A Drug Addiction, Simply By Wanting It? Actor Charlie Sheen Seems To Think So!

Actor Charlie Sheen, known for his heavy cocaine and alcohol use, has been stating in interviews that he freed himself of his drug habit “simply by closing my eyes and make it so” according to him.

Is this public display damaging the hard work that those in the recovery field work so hard to build upon, and the addicts who come to succeed in their recovery thanks to various coping strategies, organisations and fellowship groups?

Find out all you need to know inside this article!…

Who Would You Give To, A Homeless Dad Or A Homeless Addict?

With a pair of cardboard signs, prankster Coby Persin conducted a social experiment that tested the consciences of New Yorkers.

Would you be more likely to give money to a homeless man who says he will use it for drugs and alcohol, or a homeless father with a coughing child beside him?

Find out how the experiment went and let us know by commenting below our article, or through our social media platforms, have a think, what you would do?…

Who Would You Include In Your Emergency Contact/Next Of Kin Card?

For those of you who still use or drink, or could be at potential risk of overdose or harm, it’s important to have a plan in place, should the worst happen.

Keeping a card with you that provides those who find you and emergency service workers with all of the emergency information they may need and who to contact if something happens to you. ​

Find out what you need to know inside this article!…

How My Friends And Social Life Changed In Recovery

When I was first presented with this idea, I naturally balked. These were my friends and this was my life. Wasn’t it enough that I was going to stop drinking and using? It’s these questions that we must contend with in our social life. Keep reading to find out more!…

Top 5 Techniques To Overcome Obstacles In Addiction Recovery

Life is full of obstacles. This is certainly true if you struggle with an addiction. The road to recovery from substance use is often long and difficult, and there will be obstacles that all of us will face, some are common and others will be unique to you and your situation. Will you go over, under or around them? Will you stop and give up? Fortunately, life is also full of choices.

These top 5 tips will help you manage obstacles a little easier
Whilst still leaving you in control!…

How Becoming Vulnerable Changes Your Outlook On Life And Your Recovery

The first few days of rehab, therapy or community based treatment and support are often challenging and difficult. Opening up and becoming vulnerable is crucial for confronting addiction. Break down your walls, let go and discover the person addiction overshadowed: yourself!…

Journaling In Addiction And Recovery – Our Ultimate Guide

The aim of this ultimate guide is to provide you with all of the best and latest information, research and advice, tips and tricks behind the basics of journaling (diary writing), look at the various ways you can do it and provide you with ideas and suggestions to get you going if you’ve never tried writing your thoughts and feelings down on paper before. We also look at the science surrounding journaling and improving your physical health, mental health, addiction and recovery.

You will also find over 40 prompts to get you going if you’re new to this concept, or if your minds gone blank or you can’t think of a thing to write, these topics will give you a great nudge in the right direction for your journaling for your addiction, physical health, mental health and recovery journey.

If it’s not in this ultimate guide, it’s not worth knowing!…

Spirituality And Higher Powers In Recovery Aren’t The Same As Religion In Recovery

Many people with addictions are put off getting help because they have heard that there is a spiritual or higher power element to recovery, and they do not feel that they can function within a spiritual framework.

Spirituality and addiction recovery sometimes seem to go hand in hand. The 12-step/fellowship movement, with its focus on a higher power, can be particularly challenging for some individuals.

In this article, we look at how spirituality fits into recovery and what a higher power may look like to you if you’re an atheist…

How Hangovers Work

Here’s what we know, what we don’t know and how you can use this information to minimise your suffering.

There are many myths and old wives tales that tell you how to avoid hangovers or how to cure them once you have one, but what does the science say about them? Can we actually avoid hangovers or get rid of them with a magic cure?

Keep reading to find out more!…