Counselling in Addiction

I feel a little nervous addressing this topic and that makes me smile.  The reason is, that working in addiction has been one of the most thrilling, scary, rewarding and satisfying experiences of my life after being a Mother.  I like the fact I can still feel nervous about tackling addiction, even with over 10 […]

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Gaslighting

It is a beautiful day here in Manchester.  I have no idea why I am drawn to blog about abuse tactics, but my blogs seem to have a mind of their own.  I simply feel a fire in my belly, run with it and before I know it there is a blog.  So here is […]

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Enabling and Dis-empowering.

Looking a little further into addiction, the topic of enabling is a very important factor in addiction and dysfunctional relationships in general.  Here is a definition of enabling:  give (someone) the authority or means to do something; make it possible for. We are encouraged to be helpful and kind, so is enabling simply something that […]

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Addiction, take cocaine for example….

Addiction is a complex issue and varies greatly amongst different cultures.  There are different types of addiction, different stages of addiction, different recovery models, different attitudes towards addiction and different outcomes from addiction. The lifestyle of a person caught up in addiction, will depend on what that person is addicted to.  People can be addicted […]

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