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What is codependency?

Codependency is defined as: an excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically one who requires support on account of an illness or addiction. It affects an individual's capacity to have healthy, mutually satisfying…
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The Effects of Hallucinogenic Drugs

How do Hallucinogens Work? Classic hallucinogens are thought to produce their perception-altering effects by acting on neural circuits in the brain that use the neurotransmitter serotonin (Passie, 2008; Nichols, 2004; Schindler, 2012; Lee,…
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RELATIONSHIPS IN RECOVERY

Relationships and addiction Living with active addiction creates extraordinary relationship challenges and does considerable damage to significant relationships—with partners, parents, children, other family members, and close friends.…
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Recovery From Disordered Eating

What is an Eating Disorder Simply put, an eating disorder is a set of abnormal behaviours around food and eating that have a negative impact on a person’s mental health and physical well-being. They are characterised by an obsession around…
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Drug Induced Psychosis

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, psychosis refers to an episode in which an individual has a break from reality. This often includes but doesn’t require, delusions, or false beliefs that are firmly held despite clear…
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Rebuilding Relationships in Recovery

What is a healthy relationship? A relationship is often considered to be a close friendship between two people. This can either be between friends, colleagues or a romantic relationship where two people are intimately involved. …
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#37 Dreams & Dreamers

“You are the maker of the dream … Whatever you put into the dream must be what is in you.” - Fritz Perls. There  is  little  doubt  that  your  dreams  can  impact  the  type …
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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - WHEN DRUG ABUSE IS LEGAL

Prescription Drugs. Drug abuse is no longer limited to illegal drugs or hard drugs like heroine, tik or cocaine. One of the most dangerous and rising forms of drug abuse is legal, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. From cough syrups and painkillers…
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#33 Flow, finding space

#33 Flow, finding space “The  last  great  attempt  to  free  consciousness  from  the  dominion  of  the  impulses  and  social  controls, was …
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SEX AND PORN ADDICTION

Definition of Sex Addiction Sex and porn addiction can refer to a range of behaviours that are done in excess and significantly impact one’s life in a negative way. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-V (DSM-5)…