What is sex addiction?

Sex addiction is often discussed as if it is a joke, but for those who suffer from it, their partners and families, it is a real and serious condition. Unfortunately, this form of addiction is not very well understood by the wider population, which is why we’d like to...

Opioids, trauma and addiction

Endogenous opioids naturally occur in the body and play a vital role in our emotional health. It is a system of neurons that produces three opioids – endorphins, enkephalins and dynorphins. These opioids act as neurotransmitters and neuromodulators and they regulate...

What is co-dependency?

What is co-dependency? Though not as common a term as depression or anxiety, co-dependency is a far more common problem than you might think. When we aim to treat addictions to drugs, alcohol or other substances we have to look at the emotional background that very...

Loss on the road to recovery

Loss Recovery Loss on the road to recovery Everyone experiences loss during their lifetime, but for the addict in recovery, loss, and the grief that accompanies it, is more complex and multilayered. However, going through loss recovery is an essential part of the road...

Healthy eating helps addiction recovery

Healthy eating helps addiction recovery Once an addict is in recovery, what you now put in your body can make a significant difference to your progress. In the past there was a belief that the recovering addict should feel free to indulge in sweets, cakes and fatty...