Addiction Recovery

Partner Of A Sex/Porn Addict - Why Does Disclosure Matter?

Catherine Etherington | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Etherington

You know that feeling where someone you love has been lying to you? That feeling of having the rug pulled from under you? Imagine that feeling generated by the person you love most in the world. Then imagine it happening again. And again, and again.

Wives And Partners Of Sex Addicts - What They Want You To Know

Catherine Etherington | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Etherington

I personally interact with hundreds of women on a regular basis who have lived, and are living, through the shattering discovery that their partners and husbands have a secret sexual life. I am committed to giving them a voice so I asked them what they would tell you if they had the chance. Below is a summary of the major points they wanted you to know.

Out Of The Gas Light And Into The Light

Ruth Phypers | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Ruth Phypers

It wasn't until I recently gave evidence at the trial of a paedophile, my schoolteacher, that I realised the devastating impact of 'gas lighting' and ...

How Undereating Is F*cking Up Your Recovery

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

If my life has taught me anything then it is this: Doesn't matter what we are recovering from, all recovery is just a bridge. The start of the bridge is a destination we find ourselves that we don't want to be in. The end of it is the place where we will feel normal again.

My Apologies to Those With Actual Diseases

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Alcoholism is not something any of us would choose to deliberately, consciously pursue as a lifestyle. But whether we persuade ourselves into it, or are hooked from day one, the fact remains that it is still behaviour. Not affliction.

LOOK: This What Your Brain Looks Like You Lose Self-Control

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

Life is full of temptations and we need lots of self-control to live a happy life - not having too many helpings of dessert or too many drinks on a w...

Are We All Addicts?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Many people sneer at the idea that addiction is a disease. "Surely so-and-so can just stop drinking" they say about alcoholics, unaware that an alcoholic can't control his craving for more drink -- just as a cancer or diabetes patient can't control the progression of his disease. Anyone who knows an alcoholic, or a hard core drug addict, will know that many of them desperately want to give up but are unable to.

From Alcoholism to Food Addiction - It's All About the Feelings

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

The media, society and relaxed licensing laws all have a part to play in the rise in eating disorders or alcohol-related diseases, but I believe the problem goes much deeper than that. From my experience, recovery from addiction lies at our core - with those deep, painful feelings that drive us to drink, drugs or food - and not on the surface.

What Is Addiction Anyway?

Harry George Mulligan | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Harry George Mulligan

There's been a lot on the radar about addiction lately. Richard Branson snatched the limelight first, airing views on drugs being illegal in this day...

Bossy Addiction Treatment - should they tell you how to dress?

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

So why do many in the treatment system think they have a right to boss clients around, and basically treat them like punks who can't think for themselves? It's all part of the same, backward thinking that has governed our approach to addiction for over a century.