Posts in the ‘Trauma’ Category

Busting the myths about suicide by Vijay Singh (SANE Australia)

Busting the myths about suicide  Vijay Singh   Suicide is a big issue. While it only accounts for a small percentage of deaths (around 1.9%), more people lose their lives to suicide than to road accidents, industrial accidents, and homicides combined. Around 2800 Australians take their own life each year; an average of almost 8

SIXTY-FIVE DRUG POLICY FALLACIES by Julian Buchanan

JULIAN BUCHANAN DRUG POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS & HARM REDUCTION SIXTY-FIVE DRUG POLICY FALLACIES “HAVE YOU BEEN LYING TO US ABOUT ‘DRUGS’?” Drug law and policy has its roots in fear, ignorance, racism and vested interest and sadly, little has changed over the decades. Drug discourse continues to be shaped more by punitive populism, isolated tragic incidents and

The real reason some people become addicted to drugs – dispelling the myths

Author Mike Robinson Assistant Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan University Disclosure statement Mike Robinson has previously received funding from the National Center for Responsible Gaming. Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted. It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time. To

Adverse Childhood Events … What are they and how do they us?

Excellent article from The Noffs Team.  ACEs are responsible for more than drug abuse behaviours.  October 02, 2017  The Noffs Team  0 Comments Drug dependency and the science of ACEs Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) occur in a significant proportion of the population, with many unaware they may have an event in their past which can be classified

The Biology of Anxiety by Scott McMillin

An article from 2012 but as relevant as when it was written.  Anxiety is hugely prevalent and unfortunately is still stigmatised and often considered some kine of personal failing where the sufferer is seen as ‘unable to cope’.  Dreadfully negative language.  In fact, some level of stress is necessary to survive!  But for those in