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From monthly archives: February 2015

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'February 2015'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Sober reflections on beating my alcohol addiction

"There were two things that resonated with me. One was running out of alibis. I had no more excuses — I’d used up every upset stomach, every possible version of “being sick”, every dead aunt, every flat battery or tyre. That, and I’d started keeping company with inferiors ..."

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Finding purpose and taking control of your life in the New Year

“Not feeling is no replacement for reality. Your problems today are still your problems tomorrow”
― Larry Michael Dredla

The early months of a New Year is the perfect time to talk about the importance of finding purpose in your life.

Purpose as a principal concept offers order and structure and helps us take control and understand our behaviour.

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Are you vulnerable to substance abuse and addiction?

The latest research in the neurobiology of addiction points to genetics as a major component of the addiction process.

One example is the deficiency in the gene that is responsible for the D2 subtype of the Dopamine Receptor. 

The deficiency acts to make the individual less receptive to the natural ‘feel-good’ effects of Dopamine.

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