Alcohol. Drugs. Food. Gambling. Nicotine. Sex. What do these six things have in common? They are all prevalent addictions. Addictions cause us to repeat behaviours that are harmful to us. We crave the object of our addiction and cannot control the impulse to partake in it. Addiction is a devastating illness. Most addictions have negative… Continue reading Recovering from Addiction
Toxic shame has been associated with depression, addiction, suicide, aggression, bullying and eating disorders. What is shame? It is normal to have a level of shame. It can help us to keep a good conscience and to be more socially sensitive. However when someone experiences toxic shame they believe that they are unworthy of love,… Continue reading Identifying toxic shame – a step towards healing
Are you obese and fed up of it? Do you have food addiction issues? Could you have a binge eating disorder? Is your food intake having an effect on your social life? Do you feel incredibly lonely? Where is joy and self-love in your life right now as you read this article? We continue to… Continue reading Are you struggling with food addiction?
Hello my name is DRUGS – I destroy homes, tear families apart, I take your children, and that’s just the start. I’m more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold, the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold. And if you need me, remember I’m easily found, I live all around you, in… Continue reading MY NAME IS DRUGS
Addiction from my viewpoint Poetry by SS Poignant words describing the personal pain of addiction. Transfixed by the gaze, the impenetrable haze The greed consumes my lust for the white powder dust Melancholic pain, cry out in vain I can`t succeed in my life greed The dawn arrives, a tear is shed. The dust has… Continue reading Powerful poetic view of Addiction
An inside peek into the steps and process for beating gambling addiction. This case study illustrates the threefold approach to creating a successful outcome for ‘David’, an anonymous portrayal of a client’s addiction, treatment, and counselling. The Client David was 38 years old when he came for counselling. He was a senior manager at an… Continue reading A client’s view of gambling addiction counselling
Anxiety and alcohol use often go hand in hand. From an early age many of us are conditioned by peers and the prevailing culture to use drink as a ‘social lubricant,’ to take the edge off nerves when socialising. This is rarely a problem when drinking is kept within safe limits, but regular overindulgence can… Continue reading Concerned that you are drinking too much?