The Use And Misuse Of Prescribed Opioids And The Risk Of Subsequent Addiction

Opioids & opiates are supposed to be a short term solution for moderate to severe pain. However, so many people are on them for so long, that they have become physically and psychologically dependent on them, firstly because they enjoy the way they make them feel and secondly, to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

Unfortunately, the ever increasing epidemic of opioid addiction is ravaging nations around the world, killing people unnecessarily, for a health condition that is treatable!

Find out all you need to know about opioids, addiction, pregnancy, overdoses, death withdrawal symptoms and treatment options and much more!…

Is 5 Minutes Of Pleasure Worth A Lifetime Of Pain?

We forget to think about our current achievements, our families, friends, jobs, education, incarceration, our physical and mental health and so on for the short time that we use or drink and then end up dealing with the shame, guilt or embarrassment that we experience afterwards, all for the short term pleasure, we end up dealing with longer term pain. Find out more here!…

Could Mindfulness Make The Brain Immune To Temptation?

We have studied the Brain for decades, trying to unlock it’s mysterious yet astonishing abilities!
A researcher from Washington University has studied the Brain to see whether implementing mindfulness techniques and practices could make our brain immune to temptations from the things we have developed a physical and psychological patterns of behaviour around.

Find out more about her research methods and clinical findings here!…

10 Tips To Reduce Your Alcohol Intake

You may be thinking it’s time to take control of your drinking, prepare yourself for a detox, want to become sober or even just to reduce your alcohol intake, whatever the reason, following the tips and techniques below will help you to successfully achieve your goals.

These tips and techniques will help you to reduce your alcohol intake. Find out all you need to know here!…

Self Reassurance Is A Powerful Tool In Addiction & Recovery

Self reassurance is a powerful tool when it comes to overcoming active addiction, cravings, urges, temptations, stress and our mental health. Learning to use and implement this easy technique is a must if you want to ensure you have the best knowledge and skills to successfully navigate a lifelong recovery journey…

Surfing Your Urges, Cravings And Temptations

For people in recovery, the experience of intense cravings for drugs or alcohol can be extremely difficult to manage.

These cravings, urges and temptations threaten your hard-won sobriety and so it is absolutely essential that you have a plan and strategy for dealing with them.

Urge surfing is a reliable, powerful technique to manage these intense thoughts and feelings that all addicts leaving behind active addiction and entering recovery all face. Find out all you need to know and so much more!…

Our Thoughts And Feelings

Once we come to realise that these thoughts and feelings are simply that… just thoughts and feelings, we realise that we don’t have to become subservient to them any longer.

The Science Behind Addiction And MAT Programs

Have you ever wondered how and why people become drug addicts or alcoholics? Is it due to natural causes out of the individuals control or is it because of making wrong choices? What are some of the options to treat addiction? Find out the answers to these questions and much more in this article looking at the science behind addiction.

Nature Vs Nurture: Is Addiction Learnt Or Inherited?

Is your addiction because of nature or nurture? Are you born an addict or is it because of the way you were raised? Find out here in our article on nature vs nurture!

Managing Drug And Alcohol Cravings And Urges – Including How To “Urge Surf”

Alcohol And drugs make changes to the brain over time, including the slowing down of neural pathways and an overall shrinkage of the brain as a whole. But, before the brain is permanently affected, drinking and using drugs heavily leads to dependence to their substance(s) of choice, which makes it far more difficult to stopContinue reading “Managing Drug And Alcohol Cravings And Urges – Including How To “Urge Surf””