Naltrexone to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder 4 March, 2021
Naltrexone is a drug or pharmacotherapy for treating alcohol use disorders (AUDs). It is one of the most common forms of medication used in the treatment of AUDs. It was first made in 1965, and goes by the brand names ReVia and Vivitrol. Naltrexone is what is known as an opioi.
How to Stop Enabling a Loved One’s Alcoholism 25 February, 2021
How and why addiction to alcohol develops can be incredibly complicated with multiple factors interacting to contribute to the problem, ranging from an individual's physical and mental health to their social, economic and educational status. One important factor is an individual'.
What to Expect from Rehab 18 February, 2021
Committing to breaking an addiction and entering rehab for the first time can be a daunting proposition. As much as you'd like to break free from your addiction, fear or anxiety about entering rehab can prevent you from taking that all-important first step. Most rehab programs sh.
The Differences Between Behavioural and Substance Addictions 4 February, 2021
What is addiction? The answer to that question is not as simple as you might think. Indeed, the concept of addiction is quite a hard one to pin down. One understanding of addiction is that it involves using a substance, or engaging in a behaviour, too much or too often. On thi.
The Management of Opiod Withdrawal 25 January, 2021
Opioids are a class of drug that includes prescription medications such as Oxycontin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone and acetaminophen), Dilaudid (hydromorphone) and morphine. Opioids also include opiates, such as heroin, opium and codeine. According to NICE (the National In.
Promoting Student Mental Health 3 September, 2020
Approximately 20% of school-age children experience some form of mental health issue before the age of 18.  Around half of all mental disorders develop by mid-teens.  These are alarming statistics, especially when considering that around one in three children is bullied by .
How to Conquer Your Compulsions In Addiction Recovery 20 August, 2020
A compulsion, or compulsive behaviour, is something a person feels as if they have to do to alleviate psychological distress such as anxiety and depression. Typically, when someone deals with compulsions, they feel unable to resist doing the specific behaviour. For example, peopl.
How To Establish Boundaries in Addiction Recovery 12 August, 2020
Setting up boundaries in addiction recovery means placing limits on aspects of your life that are or have the potential to become harmful to you. You might set boundaries with people, situations, or places. You decide what things you will and will not allow in your life, and then.
A Guide to The Jellinek Curve & Alcohol Addiction 19 July, 2020
The Jellinek curve is an outline of addiction that shows the common way addiction progresses. It first regresses from habit into a destructive problem, then veers upwards again when the person can progress towards a healthy, sober life. It is meant to show how the disease is prog.
How Ibogaine Therapy Can Help In Addiction Recovery 11 July, 2020
When it comes to therapies for addiction recovery, the most conventional spring to mind. Medically-assisted detoxes, rehabilitation facilities, therapy and group sessions are all accredited and trusted models of treatment. But what about the more unorthodox treatments that involv.