Posts in the ‘Trauma’ Category

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

Changing habits and triggers (not just in addiction or trauma recovery)

Resetting Your Triggers December 19, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin The trick is to find another reward to replace the one that’s no longer available. For instance, if we’re no longer going to have a cigarette with coffee after dinner, what other reward could we substitute in its place? We all have bad habits. Particularly

Stigma or denial – what is stopping drug users from getting help?

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Addiction Editor New research from the University of Western Australia identifies stigma and embarrassment as some of the biggest barriers to meth users getting the treatment they need. But a recovered addict disagrees, saying many users live in a state of denial about needing treatment at all, and usually

The second brain – trust your gut. Latest research finds serotonin and dopamine production occurs more in our gut rather than in the brain.

The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut Leslie E. Korn   There is no doubt that nutrition affects mental health. Poor nutrition leads to and exacerbates mental illness. Optimal nutrition prevents and treats mental illness. Note the word “optimal” for nutrition to prevent and treat illness. One’s diet cannot be just “good” or provide the basics