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The Importance of Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 31, 2022

When faced with the challenge of quitting an addictive substance, there are many aspects of a person’s life that need to be considered. Addiction affects a person’s physical and mental health, often their finances, housing, and career. Addiction is also highly damaging to a person’s relationships. Along with this, there are usually many unhealthy relationships […]

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Addiction Vs. Dependence

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 24, 2022

The terms Addiction and Dependence crop up quite regularly in the field of addiction, but what exactly do they mean? And can these terms be used interchangeably or is there a clear difference between the two? It is not uncommon in the medical or mental health arena for there to be confusion surrounding the definition […]

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Body Dysmorphia and Addiction

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 17, 2022

What is Body Dysmorphia? Body dysmorphia, or BDD (body dysmorphic disorder) as it is often referred to, is a mental illness that causes sufferers to have a distressing or impaired judgement about their physical appearance. The flaws that people with body dysmorphia focus on maybe tiny or barely noticeable to others, and in some cases, […]

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The Importance of Family Therapy for Substance Abuse

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 3, 2022

Although it might be difficult to accept, it’s important to acknowledge that the history of a family and its dynamics can exacerbate a person’s substance misuse. It would be wrong to blame someone for another person using drink or drugs. However, it’s important to acknowledge that just as a family member can be a positive […]

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Resilience in Recovery from Addiction and Trauma

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 26, 2022

Although addiction is one of the most challenging life experiences a person can face, when a person chooses a path of recovery there are huge benefits to be gained. Recovery means a person will self-reflect, learn about themselves and others, have more control over choices, and will make healthier decisions going forward. Recovery builds a […]

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The dangers of mixing cocaine and alcohol

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 19, 2022

Cocaine use has increased throughout the world due to it being more available and cheaper. This, along with alcohol being legal, means that the occurrence of people using both has accelerated. Polydrug abuse (where more than one substance is taken) comes with more risks than one substance alone. This is due to the side effects […]

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7 Physical Benefits of Sobriety

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 12, 2022

Enhancing Your Physical and Mental Health Once addiction takes hold of your life, it will most often have severely damaging effects on your mind and body. The list of health consequences is long and intense, ranging from ill mental health, high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, pancreatitis, and cancer, to name but a few. [i] […]

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How Amy Winehouse is Helping Women Recover From Addiction

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 15, 2022

Amy Winehouse may have sadly passed away from alcohol poisoning in 2011 after a long battle with addiction, but her legacy lives on a decade later in the form of the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Many women and young people struggling with addiction have found support in this charity which has had success in guiding them […]

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Life After Rehab: How to Support a Loved One in Recovery

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 8, 2022

The recovery journey that your loved one goes through is fluid; ever-changing with the ebb and flow of life. In this respect, you’ll be overjoyed as your loved one goes starts rehab with all the commitment and enthusiasm their body can contain. But, as people leave rehab and continue their recovery journey at home, their […]

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