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What happens during a SMART recovery meeting?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 12, 2021

What happens during a SMART recovery meeting? If you are currently trying to overcome an addiction, recovery programmes that focus on a “Higher Power” that encourage you to admit that you are powerless over your addiction – like many 12 step programmes to do – may not be for you. That’s ok. In today’s day […]

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What is a 12 Step Programme?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 11, 2021

What is a 12 Step Programme? The 12 step programme is one of the most well-known and successful models in the treatment of addiction. It is most often implemented in a group setting where people taking part in the programme have direct peer support as they make their way through the 12 steps to recovery. […]

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How to Overcome Addiction to Painkillers

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 31, 2021

How to Overcome Addiction to Painkillers The purpose of painkillers is to relieve pain however, many stronger painkillers have calming effects which make them addictive to some people. There are illegal painkillers such as heroin, and legal painkillers such as codeine which are prescribed by a doctor. People often begin to take illegal painkillers as […]

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Alcohol Relapse Warning Signs

by Ray Sadoun ǀ April 27, 2021

Alcohol Relapse Warning Signs Recovering from alcohol addiction is immensely difficult. It can take someone months or years to take back control of their life, and finally achieving sobriety is a fantastic achievement. The recovery journey is long, so it can be easy to panic if it looks like someone you care about might be […]

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Helping Someone with Gambling Addiction

by Ray Sadoun ǀ April 27, 2021

Helping Someone with Gambling Addiction Gambling addiction can be an immense challenge to overcome. Not only can it severely affect the mental and social health of an individual, but it can also leave them in financial ruin. Trying to help someone with a gambling addiction is so difficult because it can be hard to know […]

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Spotting the Signs of Addiction

by Ray Sadoun ǀ April 27, 2021

Spotting the Signs of Addiction Addiction can be a difficult condition to cope with for both the individual it involves and the people around them. It affects physical health, damages mental wellbeing, and can seriously impact both work and social relationships [1]. Unfortunately, while many are aware of the destructive effect addiction can have, what […]

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Inability to Cope and Addiction

by Ray Sadoun ǀ April 27, 2021

Inability to Cope and Addiction Stress is a part of life that we all deal with. Whether it’s caused by work, school, or social engagements, the pressure to keep up with everyday tasks is something everyone can relate to. When stress levels get too high, however, it can be a difficult thing to manage. Unfortunately, […]

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Understanding Addiction and Recovery

by Ray Sadoun ǀ April 27, 2021

Understanding Addiction and Recovery Addiction affects millions of people around the world, including both those who have the addiction and the people around them. Whether it is an addiction to a certain substance or activity, it can be a difficult condition to deal with. A large part of the challenge comes from a lack of […]

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