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Complaints and Disease symptoms Chronic pain can manifest itself in a wide variety of ways. Headaches, lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, muscle pain, arthritis pain and cancer pain are the most common complaints with regard to chronic pain. While chronic pain affects everyone differently, common symptoms include: Constant or intermittent pain Tension Anxiety/Depression […]

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Pain Pain is a normal sensation, felt by the body, which is triggered by the nervous system in response to an injury inside or outside the body, or to possible injury. It makes you aware of the need to look after the part of the body that is injured – or which might develop an […]

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How can I help a loved one suffering from Addiction? Your loved one will need treatment and support to overcome an addiction problem and you can play a crucial role in seeking treatment for them and in their recovery, provided they want to get better. For treatment to be effective, it’s important for the individual […]

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Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Biofeedback involves training your mind to heal your body. In Biofeedback, sophisticated equipment monitors and gives you moment to moment information about your bodily processes such as heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension and skin temperature. Initially, you use the equipment to monitor your bodily processes and correlate them with your thoughts […]

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Part IV: Helping and taking care of yourself The last and most important thing to remember, when caring for a love one,  is to help yourself and get all the support you need. Dealing with a loved one who suffers from addiction can be mentally and emotionally exhausting. It’s important to take care of yourself whilst […]

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How do I know I’m drinking too much OR more than I should? Is there a safe level of drinking? Some alcoholic beverages, like wine in moderate amounts, are known to have positive effects on health and it has been shown that people who drink at the optimal level have better health than those who […]

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How does one become addicted? How does addiction develop? One does not plan on becoming addicted and one does not become addicted overnight. Drug or alcohol addictionusually starts with experimentation, whether out of curiosity or peer pressure, under stressful situations and/or to deal with some other problem – for instance, physical or emotional pain. Since […]

Tempted to drink or take drugs when you have problems? Think again Most of us might have turned to, or at least been tempted, to turn to drugs or alcohol for comfort at some point in our lives. Stress at work, low self esteem, loneliness or depression can cause some of us to drink or […]

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Why do Individuals who are addicted continue to do something that is detrimental for them? Why are Individuals who are addicted unable to stop? How important is Cognitive Remediation in treating individuals who are addicted?

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Alcoholism refers to serious drinking problems, which persist even though adversely affecting all or some of the following aspects in the Individual’s life – interpersonal relationships, occupational and/or social functioning, physical and/or psychological health.  A person suffering from alcoholism either ‘abuses’ alcohol or becomes physically ‘dependent’ on it. Alcohol abuse is when drinking habits become […]