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The First Warning Signs of Addiction to Drugs and Alcohol — They are Not what You Think!

Very good article from the good folks at The Cabin Chiang Mai treatment centre. Addiction stereotypes often prevent those suffering with alcohol and drug addictions from getting the addiction treatment they need. Know the real faces of addiction in order to get the help you need as soon as you need it. Alcohol and drug

Borderline Personality Disorder: 8 Classic Signs You Should Know

How to tell if someone has a borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder is thought to affect between 1% and 6% of the population. It is more common in women than men. The most telling sign of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a long history of instability in personal relationships. This is partly caused by

Anger as Medicine: How to Cure Self-Sabotaging Behaviours – (if you have kids this is a good read)

Anger as Medicine: How to Cure Self-Sabotaging Behaviours.  It has often been said that depression is “anger pushed down” and not allowed to be released in a healthy way.  Nothing wrong with anger – until it is allowed to fester and becomes rage.  An excellent article by Gabor Mate.  “People diagnosed with cancer or autoimmune

Psychologists issue official apology to Aboriginal people. An article from The Age by Bianca Hall.

Psychologists issue official apology to Aboriginal people. They contributed to the mistreatment of Aboriginal people and the erosion of their culture and, even today, fail to properly understand how to help Aboriginal people under their care. That’s the mea culpa of Australian psychologists – courtesy of their peak body, the Australian Psychological Society (APS). “We have not always

The cost of disrupted attachment – childhood trauma

We see childhood trauma in 80% of cases of substance abuse disorder and addictive processes.  It is a maladaptive behaviour that, initially, was a soothing mechanism which eventually grows to a disruptive level and expands from there.  Trauma can be defined in a child (or anyone actually) as being feeling ‘less than nourished’ physically, emotionally or