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Gaming and Its Links With Gambling Addiction

Gaming and Its Links With Gambling Addiction

Today you can explore a new digital world while socialising with your friends, learning problem-solving skills, and working your imagination through online gaming.   It’s important to note, however, that the line between online gambling and gaming is...
Co-occurring Disorders In Mental Health and Addiction 

Co-occurring Disorders In Mental Health and Addiction 

Drugs and alcohol are misused by a significant number of people with mental illnesses. Millions around the world today have a co-occurring disorder. Yet, not many are seeking treatment for both conditions.  In this article, we will discuss the concept of a...
How Gambling Affects Women

How Gambling Affects Women

While gambling addicts are disproportionately male, the number of women seeking treatment has doubled in the past five years. In summary, it’s easy to revert to long-held assumptions about what women prefer to do and how frequently they gamble, but when we delve...
Gambling and Addiction

Gambling and Addiction

Gambling addiction has many negative psychological, physical, and social effects. In fact, it is classified as an impulse-control disorder.     Mental and physical health are negatively affected by gambling. A person suffering from this addiction may experience...
The Connection between Addiction and Stress

The Connection between Addiction and Stress

We all experience stress in one way or another. Physiological responses to challenges in everyday life can be positive – enabling us to overcome them and facilitating the fight or flight response in more extreme circumstances. Nevertheless, too much stress can...
Rehab Recovery in 2022 at Parkland Place

Rehab Recovery in 2022 at Parkland Place

It’s that time of year, “New Year, New Me!” As we enter January each year, we naturally begin to think about the past year and how we want this next year to be different. We often find that it is a positive experience in recovery. Whether you are new to recovery or...
How to stay Sober this Christmas: 5 Top Tips

How to stay Sober this Christmas: 5 Top Tips

Alcohol features heavily in many people’s holiday celebrations. But for those in recovery Christmas doesn’t always feel like the most wonderful time of the year. Thinking through how you will manage the holidays and your recovery is a crucial for maintaining your...
Alcohol Awareness Week 2021: Alcohol & Relationships

Alcohol Awareness Week 2021: Alcohol & Relationships

Alcohol Awareness Week is a week of raising awareness on alcohol use disorders, campaigning for change on the outlook of alcohol and more. Alcohol Awareness Week 2021 runs between 15-21 November. This year’s theme is Alcohol and Relationships.   Alcohol and...
Journaling To Help With Recovery

Journaling To Help With Recovery

Keeping a regular record of how you feel and your experiences can be a very useful tool in recovery. The journal can be used to record your struggles and accomplishments, and it can also help you debrief at the end of the day. This way you can clearly work through any...