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The canopy of Hope Addiction Treatment

Canopy of Hope addiction &Dignified Recovery Path Drug addiction is a complex disease. It is a chronic, relapsing brain disease and involves a combination of ecological, physiological and historical factors. It is not voluntary behaviour and is often fatal illness. At Canopy of hope, we focus on offering dignified recovery and healing of addiction through […]

Evaluating the costs and benefits of drinking

Evaluating the costs and benefits of drinking Make a table like the one below, weighing the costs and benefits of drinking to the costs and benefits of quitting. Is drinking worth the cost? Benefits of drinking It helps me forget about my problems.I have fun when I drink.It’s my way of relaxing and unwinding after […]

Recovery for Alcoholics

Alcohol Abuse Vs. Dependence Some people frequently abuse alcohol without developing a physical or psychological dependence to it; however, they too can benefit from treatment for alcoholism recovery. Binge drinkers, for example, may be fine with going for weeks or even months without a drop of alcohol, but when they do drink, they have trouble stopping […]

Four of every 100 deaths in Kenya linked to alcohol use

Four out of every 100 people who lost their lives in Kenya in 2016 did so as a result of alcohol abuse, the most recent report on the subject says. The report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday also shows that alcohol consumption has become alarmingly routine among minors. Use of illicit […]

What Is Mental Health?

Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental […]

The relationship between substance addiction and stress

The physical aspects of substance abuse dependency improve after detox. But psychological addiction, temptation, and craving can last for decades, or even a lifetime. The reality is, most people will relapse on their way to full recovery from substance abuse addiction. Remaining on the path to recovery takes patience, loving relationships, and emotional resilience. People in substance abuse recovery […]

What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time […]

Overcoming a Family History of Addiction

Children born into families with a history of addiction or abuse are at increased risks for substance use disorders later in life. They must overcome genetic predispositions, familial influences and chaotic environments. The odds are against them, and the statistics say most of them are destined to become addicts. But some children, despite all obstacles […]

Types of Coping Strategies

Over the years, psychologists and researchers have identified about 400 to 600 coping strategies, and yet there are so many other potential coping strategies that are still under research. Because of this, the classifications of coping strategies vary from textbook to textbook. One of the recognized groupings of coping strategies is that which was written […]