Shame: The Addicts’ Worst Enemy

No matter how many times doctors tell us addiction is a disease, the stigma surrounding it persists. Most people attribute addiction to a failure of will and character. With perceived failure comes shame; and with shame comes relapse. The Long Tradition of Public Humiliation The US and UK have had a long tradition of public…

The Mindset to Outsmart Your Ingrained Habits

No greater change happens in the life of an addict than moving into a place of real growth from compulsive drugging or drinking. Finding new ground happens by moving forward, fashioning a new life, and veering away from destructive habits. Success in recovery requires a new starting point and beginnings filled with fearlessness. To redefine…

Wind of Change: New Approaches in Rehabilitation

Drug abuse has often been the main culprit for many domestic violence and social instability incidents. In the United Kingdom, authorities have exhausted all options to address the prevalent problem. While draconian measures are already in order, there are some cases that need a change of scenery. At Drug and Alcohol Rehab Asia (DARA), we…

Dealing with Denial: Convincing Addicts to Admit to Their Addiction

Denial is the most significant roadblock to substance abuse recovery. This defence mechanism is how alcoholics or drug addicts to protect themselves from the truth of their addiction. A person lying about their addiction or refusing to discuss it may be the first indicators of denial. At this point, the alcoholic or drug addict may…

In the Eyes of a Child: How Children Suffer from Alcohol Abuse

“My drinking problem isn’t hurting anyone but myself” is the usual statement you’d hear from most alcoholics. Unfortunately, what they say isn’t entirely the truth. Alcoholism extends beyond the addict and affects everyone around that person. In fact, the most vulnerable persons affected by this problem are the children. Children can suffer from long-term psychological…

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