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Drinking Yourself into Depression

Posted on 8 October, 2017 at 5:20 Comments comments (0)


Researchers are learning more and more each day about the chemicals in the brain. Some people refer to ‘depression’ as a ‘chemical imbalance’ in the brain, however, it is more than that. Genetic vulnerability severe life stressors, some medications, drugs and alcohol, and medical conditions can all affect the way the brain regulates mood.


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Know the Signs of Domestic Violence

Posted on 19 September, 2017 at 0:25 Comments comments (0)




Reasons for abuse:

• low self-esteem

• extreme jealousy

• difficulties in controlling anger and other strong emotions

• feel inferior to the other partner in education and socio economic background

• traditional beliefs have the right to control t...

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Do I Need to Go to Rehab

Posted on 30 July, 2017 at 4:55 Comments comments (0)


So, should you go to rehab, Mum says so, Dad says so, The Judge says so, your wife says so, your friends say so, hey even movie stars go.

Well first you need to know your substance use diagnosis.

Are you an alcoholic or an addict?

You won’t find these terms in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM5) or the International Statistical Classification ...

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Childhood Memories We Want to Forget

Posted on 16 July, 2017 at 3:35 Comments comments (0)

Let Go of the Past & the Past will let go of You!

Male or female, everyone can relate to this picture and unfortunately some of us due to childhood circumstances beyond our control or by taking the wrong paths in life we can lose our childlike spirit. We forget the joy, the freedom (to be ourselves) and the playfulness of being a child and become fearful, angry and self-loathing adults.

When we experi...

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Alcohol Abuse Denial - The Facts

Posted on 13 June, 2017 at 3:50 Comments comments (0)

The Facts on Alcohol Abuse Denial

One reason why alcohol abuse awareness is so important in Australia is because large portion of the population either over consumes or has become physically dependent on the substance. In fact, a recent study, by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), revealed that 1 in 5 aged 14 years or older consumed alcohol at a level that put them at risk of harm from alcohol...

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