Category / Addiction & Recovery

Addiction and recovery issues are much more common than you might think and can affect people of any age, race, class or background. Many people believe that addicts are selfish or uncaring and that recovery is simply a matter of willpower, but this could not be further from the truth.

In fact, most people with substance abuse and addiction issues are very ashamed, have low self-esteem and self-confidence issues and come into treatment accustomed to being judged by everyone, including themselves.

There are many approaches to treatment for addiction. Behavioural disorder therapies help people with dependency issues adjust their attitudes as well as their behaviours, providing strategies to help addicts handle situations inducing stress and anxiety that might trigger a relapse while in recovery.

Understanding addiction is an ongoing conversation and one that is key to aiding successful ongoing recovery from addiction issues.

In this section, you will find articles relevant to addiction and recovery, and links to support if you’re struggling with those issues yourself.