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Drug and Alcohol

Posted on August 24, 2019 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (1975)

Principles of Effective Treatment


Based on scientific research since the mid-1970s, the following key principles should form the basis of any effective treatment program:


• Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behaviour.

• No single treatment is right for everyone.

• People need to have quick access to treatment.

• Effecti...

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The black dog

Posted on August 24, 2019 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (2259)

The Black Dog

A term first used by Winston Churchill, to describe the relentless black shadow that continues to follow you called depression.


It doesn’t matter who you are or how old you are, whether you are wealthy or poor. The black dog when he gets your sent will hunt you down. He is relentless, and nothing deters his tenacity

You may be able to throw him off your trail for a short while but he will always catch...

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