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Category Archives: Personal Stories

Music & Substance Abuse

On Friday 26th of January 2018, in Melbourne, Australia. Nine music festival goers were admitted to hospital for suspected overdoses, due to drugs taken whilst partying. This led me to thinking deeply about an encounter with a young male adult, I met recently. He began to tell me about his first experience of dropping ecstasy,…

Making the Decision to Get Sober

Making the decision to get sober. Denial is a basic feature of addiction. Everyone who has a problem with alcohol and/or drugs will deny that they have a problem for as long as they can get away with it. This is why we use phrases like high bottom and low bottom. It simply means that…

A Day in the Life of DARA – A Therapist’s Perspective.

It’s 6 am at Dara Rehab Thailand. The time my alarm clock rings each morning. I awake to the noise of the jungle. Monkeys gibber in the trees. A light breeze rustles the jungle canopy.  The sun kisses my balcony. I turn off the air conditioning as sounds of nature fill my room. I drink…

Ed Sheeran And His Year Out

Ed Sheeran Alcohol Recovery – Celebrities from the world of entertainment are no strangers in terms of flying close to the wind as far as excessive drug or alcohol use goes and many have succumbed to addiction. Their high-rolling life and circles in which they mix certainly lend to over-excess. Recent revelations with a different…

How to Practice Gratitude

For people in recovery, it is essential to cultivate a practice of gratitude. Some people are naturally positive and able to wake up to see the sunny side of their day ahead. For the rest, gratitude can be done as a spiritual practice which will help us to maintain sobriety, balance our emotions, and re-discover…