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Why Choosing a Reputable Addiction Clinic is Important for Your Treatment

Addiction is a massive problem in the United States. According to statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 20 million people in the US struggle with addiction. This means that around 1 in 10 Americans are affected by this disease. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, it is vital…

Everything You Need To Know About Online Counselling Services

The world is changing. With technology becoming more and more a part of our lives, it’s no surprise that mental health services are following suit. Increasingly, people are turning to online counselling as a way to seek help for their mental health issues. But what is online counselling? How does it work? And is it…

South Africa is Still Fighting The Endless War On Drugs

Dr JP van Niekerk wrote about drug legalisation in the South African Medical Journal in February 2011. “The war on drugs has failed! Humans have always used psychoactive drugs, and prohibition has never stopped them. The evidence suggests that drug policy has little impact on overall drug use. The act of making people criminals for…

Life Experiences Of People With Relational Trauma

Trauma has a profound effect on mental health It doesn’t matter if the trauma is ongoing (like sexual abuse) or one-off (like a car accident or house fire). Trauma can affect anyone, including children, teenagers, and adults. Relational trauma however occurs when a close relationship, usually a caregiver, is damaged. Abuse by others can cause…

Qualities That You Need to Look For in a Rehab Center

There are many different aspects of treatment, and you’ll want to make sure they all match up with what you’re looking for as a person. Some might want inpatient care, while others may want outpatient care or even long-term residential care. You should also take into account any specific needs that may be required for…

The Top Online Therapy Platforms Of 2022

The online therapy industry has been on the rise for years. Some studies show that as many as 2 million people in America alone are already using an online therapy platform to treat mental and emotional disorders. As of 2022, it’s expected that the number will grow by another 50%. This post will explore the…

Addiction and Mental Health Help – Help Me Help Them!

How do I help someone that needs help? Confronting a loved one, friend or family member struggling with addiction can be a difficult and emotional journey. The most important step to start with is to educate yourself on addiction. Get as much information as possible about addiction, the different theories behind it, the drug that…

Why Do You Have a Sugar Addiction?

In all honesty, most of us have a “sugar addiction” it’s almost a societally accepted cliché like “caffeine addiction” and often shrugged off or seen as a benign attribute of our modern lifestyles where these substances exist in so many elements of our diet. Yet for many people, sugar is not a sweet little pastime…

Building Your Self-Esteem and Self Awareness

When someone has low self-esteem, they are unsure of who they are and what they can accomplish. They frequently feel inept, neglected, or insufficient. People who have low self-esteem are always worried about making errors or disappointing others. We’ve all had moments when we’ve lacked confidence and felt bad about ourselves. When low self-esteem becomes…

What Should You Do If Your Teenager Seems Depressed?

It’s not always easy to tell the difference between adolescent growing pains and teen depression but here’s how to recognize the many signs and to help your teenager when they actually need it. Begin by simply listening to them, rather than attempting to ‘fix’ them, is probably the best place to start with teens. Parents…