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The Addictive Personality - A Life Long Recovery

The addictive personality boils down to the process of buying into empty and false promises, the false promise of emotional security and the promise of relief, the sense of fulfilment and the false sense of feeling on top of the world. An addictive…
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Family Members Understand the Addiction Disease

Long term drug and alcoholic abuse causes physical damage such as neurological damage, mental health problems, liver disease, anxiety and depression as well as certain cancers. A family that has a member that is a substance abuser needs coping…

Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering

In 2001, Portugal decriminalized all drugs including marijuana, cocaine and heroine.  The results have been unexpected and staggering with a drastic decrease in drug usage and drug related diseases over a decade later. Click here to read the…
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Family Member's Within the Addiction System

When it comes to the addiction system, the consequences, impact and incidence of addiction problems are well known, however what is less appreciated and known is the invisible and important role that family members play within the addiction…

South Africa's craze for heroin-marijuana cocktail

BBC news reporter, Will Ross, talks about nyaope. This addictive mix of low grade heroine, marijuana and sometimes anti-retroviral drugs  has hit the Gauteng province hard and desperate measures are being taken to get people clean but with…
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Get Back on Track - Anger Management Therapy

Anger often leads to stress and stress increases anger and the only way to start taking control of your life is anger management therapy. Anger reaps havoc in people’s lives especially those with dependencies that are unable to get a grip…

Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death continues the free will debate around addiction

Phillip Seymour Hoffman's tragic relapse and death after years of sobriety has sparked debate on both sides of the fence. It's difficult for people who are not addicts to understand that addiction is not about free will or deciding to not take…
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Russell Brand's 'My life without drugs' and Give it up for Comic Relief

A must read article by Russell Brand, 10 years sober from drugs and alcohol.  He paints a very real picture of addiction and how it affects the addict and families and loved ones of addicts. As he puts it, as you read this you either identify…