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Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy

There are some things that are hard to talk about to your therapist whether it is traumatic experiences or talking about things you do not want to admit about yourself. Maybe if you are left in a trance and speak without thinking so much about how to put your thoughts into words, it will be easier to open up to a therapist. Many are afraid to engage in hypnosis in fear of saying something embarrassing. Hypnotherapy is about using hypnosis to create behavioral and emotional changes that can help treat mental disorders. Hypnotherapy first came into being in the mid-19th…

How to Have a Sober Christmas

How to Have a Sober Christmas

Christmas is full of parties with drinks to celebrate with. It is hard to resist temptation when a lot of adults like to celebrate special occasions like this with alcohol. While it is hard, it is possible to have a joyous Christmas this year without falling under the influence of alcohol. Remember all of the parties they had in the past and how much fun they used to have could make them want to relive those memories. You can go to a party where you are reuniting with old friends and they want to rekindle their friendship with a drink….

Cycling in Recovery

Cycling in Recovery

When you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you filled up your free time by getting drunk or high. Being in recovery involves finding a better use of your free time as boredom can lead to a relapse. Riding a bicycle can is a great activity to do when you are in recovery as each ride will strengthen your body and your mind. Riding a bicycle can increase your stamina which will allow you to do more without getting tired. You can also burn calories faster as biking for half an hour can cause you to burn 150…

5 Common Addictions You Did Not Know About

5 Common Addictions You Did Not Know About

Addictive substances can come in many forms and in unexpected ways. It is important that people are aware of other addictions out there so that you can be aware of the dangerous symptoms. Here are five addictions that hide in the shadows. Pagophagia is where you chew ice for long periods of time to destress. You can experience symptoms of addiction such as pale skin, fatigue and weakness, fast heartbeat, dizziness, shortness of breath, cold hands or feet, swollen tongue, or a poor appetite. Chewing ice too much can also damaging your enamel or chip a tooth. This habit can…

Types of Alcoholics: Young Adult and Young Antisocial Subtypes

Types of Alcoholics: Young Adult and Young Antisocial Subtypes

You know you are an alcoholic if you have strong cravings for alcohol, loss of control to stop drinking, need more alcohol in order to achieve the effects, and experience withdrawal if you are without it. Young adults can experience these symptoms as well. Teens and young adults are the largest types of alcoholics which is all the more reason for them to seek treatment to prevent alcoholism to follow them through adulthood. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, young adults are the largest groups of alcoholics as they make up 31.5%. It can occur with…

4 Ways to Celebrate Your 18th Birthday in Ireland

4 Ways to Celebrate Your 18th Birthday in Ireland

The legal age in Ireland to drink is eighteen years of age. According to the National Alcohol Diary Survey, 63.9% of males and 51.4% of females have had alcohol before their eighteenth birthday. There are eighteen fun ways to celebrate your eighteenth birthday without having to drink alcohol. One way to celebrate your birthday is by going on a road trip with some friends. A second way is to have a fun paintball adventure. A third way is to go to a different restaurant that does not have an open bar and where you can get free dessert for your…

Ketamine Gaining Popularity as a Club Drug

Ketamine Gaining Popularity as a Club Drug

American chemist Calvin Stevens synthesized an anesthetic in 1962 called Ketamine that created an effect that was close to a trance. In Europe at the end of the 1980s, Ketamine was used as a recreational drug in adolescent parties consumed in low to medium doses by sniffing. This drug is not used so much anymore as an anesthetic because of its heavy side effects but is still used in the case of emergency situations. Ketamine is very popular as a club drug in Europe for the past fifteen years because of the expansion of the dance culture but drug misuse…

Why Abstinence is the Best Choice for Recovery Compared to Moderation

Why Abstinence is the Best Choice for Recovery Compared to Moderation

Abstinence is the traditional method of recovery where you completely avoid abuse substances like alcohol or drugs. If seeking treatment, long-term abstinence is possible to do compared to without. According to the World Health Organization, 18.9% of the European population abstain. Moderation Management is a treatment program that teaches you how to regulate your drinking without being dependent. There has been a continuous debate as to the best method. Abstinence is the best source of treatment as drugs and alcohol are not a necessity to have in your system and using every once in awhile will make you more tempted….

The Benefits of Group Therapy

The Benefits of Group Therapy

Group therapy involves meeting with a group of people who have all dealt with similar issues. This can range from people who have depression, PTSD, body image issues, anxiety, addiction, and trauma. Group therapy is beneficial in making you feel you are not alone and getting all of the support you need as you are on the road to recovery. One benefit of group therapy is realizing that by sharing stories and connecting with other patients in the group, you are not alone in your issues. For example, someone in your group can talk about a time when they went…

Klonopin Addiction

Klonopin Addiction

There are plenty of drugs prescribed by doctors that can be addicting and habit-forming. One of them is a benzodiazepine called Klonopin which can cause someone to be addicted within a few weeks. According to Addiction Center, 75,000 people went to the emergency room due to complications from Klonopin in 2011. Stevie Nicks was addicted to Klonopin for eight years and she described the drug as making her less productive and less able to write good songs. It is important for those addicted to Klonopin to seek treatment before they suffer deadly consequences from the drug. Klonopin blocks the receptors…