How Childhood Trauma Can Lead To Addicted Adults

Overcome Social Anxiety Without Alcohol

Our Top 5 Tips on How to Overcome Anxiety Without Alcohol

Learning to overcome social anxiety without alcohol can be a challenge, especially for those in the early stages of recovery. In the past, you probably turned to drink to get through social events and gatherings. Now that you’re in recovery, it’s important that you learn to live your life without resorting to alcohol. With that…
Opioids and Alcohol - A Killer Combination

Opioids and Alcohol – a Combination that Could Kill

Opioids and alcohol are both highly addictive and widely abused. Combining them could prove fatal and, with opioid addiction at record levels and alcohol so readily available, the number of deaths continues to rise. We explore this worrying trend and offer advice for addicts and their families. Sharelines Mixing opioids and alcohol can have fatal…
How Can We Fight Smartphone Addiction Among Kids?

How Can We Fight Smartphone Addiction Among Young People?

An increasing number of young people say they can’t put down their phones. What are tech giants, parents, and treatment centres doing about it? Sharelines
10 Benefits Getting Sober

10 Awesome Benefits of Getting Sober

Having a hard time imagining what your life will look like after getting sober? Explore 10 of the biggest benefits you’ve got to look forward to when you stop using: Sharelines
Carrie Fisher on Addiction and Mental Illness

Carrie Fisher Forever Changed the Way People Talk About Addiction

Carrie Fisher, better known as Princess Leia, used her charm and wit to help break the stigma of mental illness and addiction – both of which she was all too familiar with herself. Sharelines “You know when you make the statement ‘you can’t contain yourself’? That’s how I feel all the time.” How Carrie Fisher…
demi lovato bipolar disorder

Demi Lovato’s Addiction and Bipolar Disorder: a Dual Diagnosis in Rehab

It took a trip to rehab for Demi Lovato to find out that she was suffering from bipolar disorder – a condition that puts people at much higher risk for addiction. Find out more about how Lovato turned her life around, and the role of co-occurring mental health disorders in addiction treatment. In 2010, Demi…
David Bowie

Did Depression lead David Bowie to Addiction?

David Bowie’s addiction struggles were public knowledge. Learn what factors exacerbated them and how he successfully recovered to continue his musical genius. When David Bowie succumbed to liver cancer in January of this year he was remembered for his music genius and his rock star lifestyle, which typically included addictions. David Bowie’s addictions were to…
Acupuncture addiction treatment is introduced in Singapore

Acupuncture addiction treatment is introduced in Singapore

Singaporeans diagnosed with addiction disorders can now undergo acupuncture treatment in conjunction with the existent psychiatric and psychological treatments already in place within the National Addictions Management Service (NAMS) clinic. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) says the clinic will combine acupuncture with Western medicine hoping that by improving the overall physical health of their…
When We Recognise Addiction as a Disease, What Do We Lose in Addiction Treatment

When We Recognise Addiction as a Disease, What Do We Lose in Addiction Treatment?

  Recently The New York Times Magazine published an article entitled “The Problem With How We Treat Bipolar Disorder.” In it the author, a woman suffering from bipolar disorder, critiques psychiatry’s misdirection when it comes to a patient’s self, or the loosely defined entity that is the patient’s personality, including self-regard and self-worth. She argues…