Spotting Addiction

Spotting addiction

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If there is even a small concern, then in most cases there is a problem, that given time will only develop and become a bigger problem. There could be many hidden addictions and there’s rarely no smoke without fire, no matter what story the person you’re concerned about concocts to baffle and confuse you. If your gut tells you there’s …

Helping Families

How addiction affects families

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Addictions affect everybody from any class, culture, race, religion, gender, sexual preferences, etc It happens to so many families, that 20% – 1 in 5, of British families have some sort of concern, which they normally hide because of fear of stigma. Remember, 10% – 1 in 10 people have some form of Addiction, whether chronic or still in it’s …

Addiction = Selfishness

Addiction = Selfishness

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Therefore a full lifestyle change including an adoption of a Spiritual lifestyle (thinking of others rather than remaining selfish and self centred) is required for success. The continuation of remaining vigilant and being aware of people, places and things that may trigger a response leading back to the addictive substance, behaviour or process is simply “part of the process” but …

Addiction and addictive disease

What is addictive disease

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Someone with an Addiction can be cured permanently given sufficient motivation and encouragement through coaching and / or other external pressures and influences. Someone with Addictive Disease will never stop their addictive patterns, behaviours and substances through talking therapies and exposure to alternative life choices. They require something far more drastic. They require a treatment that baffles science and never …

Obama Gupta RX Summit

The only way to stop using drug… is to stop using drugs.

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I’m prompted to respond to the news yesterday of President Obama’s visit to Atlanta to discuss drug policy, specifically heroin addiction and alternate prescribing such as methadone and suboxone. Obama: Addiction is a preventable disease By Nadia Kounang, CNN Updated 2228 GMT (0528 HKT) March 29, 2016 From left, Dr. Leana Wen, Crystal Oertle, Justin Luke Riley, President Obama and …

BBC Radio

Sober Services on BBC Radio

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Sober Services on BBC Radio Ian Young discusses Sober Services with Tim Wheeler on BBC Radio – Sober Companion or Sober Bodyguide BBC 3 Counties Radio, January 8th 2014 Press Play (Duration 23mins 13sec):

Dry January – 7 ways to be a successful “DryAthlete”:

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I’ve noticed a good many of my friends posting on Facebook and Tweeting about how they are attempting to remain Sober throughout January and then I saw that Cancer Research UK have launched a publicity drive for themselves and in an effort to help the British people recover from Xmas and the New Year Party they’re asking you to “Become a DryAthlete …

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6 ways to convince an Alcoholic / Addict to accept help

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Over my professional career as an Addiction Consultant, I’ve talked with thousands of family members about their loved one, who more often than not doesn’t have the same desire to change their drinking or drugging habits as the rest of their family would prefer. This has meant that over the years and indeed generations, far too many people who genuinely …