Addiction Advice

For patients and families Advice for people who are struggling with addiction - either themselves, or because of a family member or friend. In this section we aim to inform, advise and give hope. Please contact us if you would like us to address a particular issue.

For patients and families Advice for people who are struggling with addiction - either themselves, or because of a family member or friend. In this section we aim to inform, advise and give hope. Please contact us if you would like us to address a particular issue.

January 3, 2018

How to Overcome Addiction

Overcoming addiction make seem like an impossible feat because doing drugs was a routine that you were accustomed to. Stopping drug use involves making a lot of big life changes. It is important to never give up and to remind yourself that if you are experiencing stresses and obstacles along the road to recovery, the real world works that way too and to not feel discouraged.

January 2, 2018

FAQ on Drug Addiction

Q. What is drug abuse and how is it developed?

  1. Drug abuse is a complex, serious brain disease where you find yourself craving drugs as well as seeking and using them despite the negative consequences they can bring to your life. It can develop when the continued use of drugs causes health problems, lacking responsibility in school, work, and relationships. Addiction changes the parts of the brain responsible for self-control and decision making.

January 2, 2018

What to Expect in Early Recovery

In early recovery, you will have to learn to not depend anymore on drugs and alcohol to achieve happiness. The key to a successful early recovery is for your priority to be on achieving sobriety and staying away from anything that can trigger a relapse.

December 29, 2017

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.

December 29, 2017

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.

December 29, 2017

How to Mend Romantic Relationships Broken by Alcohol

Alcohol can ruin a person’s mind, finances, career, and even relationships. An alcoholic can say or do things to someone they love without meaning to. It can be hard to mend a broken relationship but with hard work and effort from both people in the relationship, relationships can start anew.

December 29, 2017

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.

December 22, 2017

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.

December 21, 2017

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.

December 20, 2017

New Romantic Relationships in Recovery

Romance should be the last thing on your mind when you are newly sober as relationships take effort whenever you are with that person. The number one priority should be recovering from the effects that drugs and alcohol did to your body and mental health.