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It is OK Not To Be OK

In this episode of the podcast, Sophie shares her ideas about why it is OK not to be OK. Those recovering from an addiction can sometimes feel uncomfortable about admitting that life has become a bit of a struggle - this may be because they don't want to appear negative or incapable. The danger with this is that pretending that things are fine  can mean not getting the support that is needed to deal with the situation.

Without Imagination There is No Hope

Without Imagination There is No Hope by Paul Garrigan  The Link Between Addiction and Impoverished Imagination The nastiest trick that addiction plays on us is when it makes a miserable existence appear [...]

The Ultrarunner Mindset – Podcast Episode 49

Ultrarunning is all about going beyond our preconceived ideas about what we are capable of doing. Even if we have no intention of ever running an ultramarathon, this mindset of leaving our comfort zone can be of a huge importance for anyone attempting to break free of addiction and start a new life.

CBT for Anxiety

Anxiety can be debilitating emotionally, mentally and physically. But it doesn’t have to be. When we learn tools to deal with anxiety, we don’t need to be fearful or overwhelmed by it.

How Arrogance Prevents Connection

Surprisingly enough, most people don’t respond well to our attempts to make them seem inferior to us. It can make us hard to be around, and our behavior may even be damaging to others.The first essential step to overcoming arrogance is the recognition of this behavior in ourselves.

The Vicious Flower of Depression

Depression is particularly common among addicts. In this post we examine why it happens and what we can do about it. We focus particularly on how our thinking plays a crucial role in the initiation and maintenance of depression.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Explained

Addiction problems tend to go hand in hand with poor coping strategies. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy includes tools that can help us to better regulate our emotions, improve our interpersonal skills, and handle change more effectively.

Well-Being is the Answer to Addiction

It took me many years to realize that the goal of mindfulness is not to be mindful, but to use it as a tool to develop well-being. It is this new relationship with life that includes trust, intimacy, and wonder that provides the ultimate freedom from addiction.

Trauma and Addiction in Women

Topics covered in this post include:What is the Link Between Trauma and Addiction in Women? What is the impact of trauma on Women? What kind of Rehab Environment Will Best Benefit Women Dealing with Trauma?

Episode 43 – The Recovery Curve

The first six to nine months in early recovery tend to be the most challenging, so anything that can help us understand this process better can be useful. Knowledge of the recovery curve can help us to avoid potential pitfalls and diagnose where we are on our journey.

The Benefits of Mixed Group Therapy

Mixed group therapy is where participation in the group is open to people from a wide range of backgrounds. This format means participants get to be exposed to a wider range of worldviews, it promotes tolerance, understanding, and can help clients see things in a new way.

Episode 41 – Advanced Treatment

It this episode of the Hope Rehab Thailand podcast, Chris gives us his opinion on advanced treatment. We look at who might benefit from this option and what it actually involves.

Age Matters: Substance Use in Older and Younger Women

Women may abuse alcohol, prescription medication or illegal drugs across their lifespan, but the why and what of their use changes with age. In this post, we look at what age matters when it comes to treatment and prevention of drug addiction in women.

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