• Addiction Myths

    Addiction Myths.pdf   Myth 1: People choose to become addicted to drug and alcohol. Most people start using drugs and alcohol occasionally, which is a voluntary decision. However, the more they choose to use, the more they become addicted. As the addiction grows they end up b More >>
  • Rehab

    Rehab Ecstasy.pdf   Rehab programs will implement a 3-step system to address addiction issues: 1. medically assisted detox 2. behavioural treatment 3. after care More >>
  • Gaming addiction: Psychological problem or social disorder?

    Gaming addiction.pdf   By Paul Lester If you’re more than partial to an evening of World of Warcraft or Call or Duty, best keep track of how many hours you’re wiling away in front of the screen. Gaming addiction is a peculiarly modern phenomena suggested by some as being just More >>
  • What is Addiction

    What is addiction.pdf   If you ask anyone what an addiction is, they'll probably say it's being unable to stop using a substance, for example an illegal drug such as heroin, or maybe legal substances such as alcohol. More >>
  • Causes Of Addiction

    Causes of addiction.pdf   There is much debate about the causes of addiction. Because there are two components to addiction --the physical addiction and the psychological addiction-- it is likely that many factors create a risk for addiction. In the case of certain drugs such as m More >>
  • How Does Addiction Start

    How does addiction start.pdf   People try drugs or other potentially addictive behaviour because they are seeking some sort of reward or benefit. Those who take drugs, for instance, do so because of the physical effects they hope to experience. Drugs have a marked effect on the body an More >>
  • Self-Help Advice

    Self-Help Advice.pdf   Along with all the professional help that is available to those who are wanting to be free of their addiction, are many self-help techniques. For those addicted to drugs or substances these techniques are probably not recommended for initial treatment, b More >>
  • Signs of Addiction

    Signs of Addiction.pdf   Symptoms can only be experienced by the person with the addiction, whereas signs can be observed by other people. You can never know what someone else is experiencing unless they tell you, so if you are concerned that someone else may have an addiction, l More >>
  • How to Help Addicts

    How to Help Addicts.pdf   People who know someone struggling with an addiction often wonder how to help them. The decision to try and get help for someone you care about who has an addiction is never easy. Fortunately, with your support, they have a greater chance of overcoming th More >>
  • How to Talk to an Addict

    How to Talk to an Addict.pdf   No-one automatically knows how to talk to an addict. Although people who have lived and worked with addicts may have discovered ways to talk to an addict, it is always difficult because of the confusion addiction creates in the addict, and in those around More >>