Addiction

Hong Kong rehab options are limited

Hong Kong rehab options are limited

Mental health and addiction are stigmatised in Hong Kong, moreso than many other places around the world.

“People are leaving Hong Kong to come…

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Meth was a Lifestyle

From New Zealand to Thailand for Rehab

Denise Cloughley, Seeking Solace, who supported Sam and his family through the process says New Zealanders are coming to Thailand for rehab…

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5 Reasons to go to rehab over Christmas

Making the decision to go to rehab over Christmas suits people for a range of reasons. For some people, it's the easiest time of year to get away from work. For other people it's the best time to remove yourself from pressures at home. Ultimately, Christmas can be a time when thoughts of suicide peak and for those who have addiction, the risks are all that much higher.
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What happens when you stop drinking alcohol?

People often don't make the connection between their drinking habits and their overall health and well-being, so what actually happens when you stop drinking alcohol? You don't have to be an alcoholic or to binge drink to benefit from quitting drinking alcohol. Anxiety levels, sleeping habits, weight-loss and improvements in complexion are just some of the changes that can happen when you stop drinking alcohol. There are changes that happen both in the short-term and long-term, for Joseph, 64-years old, and Matilda, 28-years old, some were more surprising than others.
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Halloween: Surviving holidays with sobriety intact

Timing rehab over holidays can be a smart move if that's when your sobriety is tested. "I decided to come to rehab in October specifically to miss Halloween," says Coral, "before being a mum I spent most Halloweens in New Orleans, and anyone who has been there for Halloween knows it's a big party." Associating a time of year, with specific triggers is not uncommon.
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The Role of Dopamine in Addiction

What is the role of dopamine in addiction? Dopamine is a substance that helps your brain reinforce positive behaviors that benefit you. This includes doing great work, getting high school grades, and so on. Whenever you accomplish something…

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Can You Force an Addict into Rehab?

Can you force an addict into rehab? There’s a world of difference between forcing a loved one to go into drug and alcohol rehab in centers like Lanna Rehab and applying the right amount of pressure. With the…

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Are veterans more likely to develop addiction?

Veteran addiction and substance abuse has been a documented issue in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Some service members develop a pattern of drinking and drug use during deployment. Others have injuries that are treated with painkillers that can develop into regular use of opioids. The highly stressful situations that combat involves today is significantly different from decades ago, and the emotional toll can result in depression, anxiety, PTSD. Drugs and alcohol can be a way for servicemen and women to self-medicate.
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