The Psychology of Tattoo Acquisition

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Tara Day is a trauma therapist and has pursued a specific interest in tattoos within the context of her work. She considers the perspective that tattoo acquisition can be adaptive behaviour or a process addiction […]

Long-term recovery: lay demons to rest

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Giving up booze or drugs is only the first step. Recovery in the long term is about learning to live comfortably and contentedly in a manner that’s sober and clean. David Smallwood shares his therapeutic […]

DBT: embrace a life worth living

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Dialectics is the idea that two seemingly-opposite truths can be held together as valid at the same time. It is the enemy of “black and white thinking” and has been integrated into behavioural therapy to […]

EIGHT-STEP RECOVERY:

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 “Using Buddha’s teachings to overcome addiction” These eight steps can be used by people who have not responded to the 12-step approach, as well as those who are already in recovery, psychiatrist Paramabandhu Groves and […]

ALMOST ADDICTED:

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A NEW PIECE OF THE JIGSAW Most people who use illegal drugs do not fit the image of a dysfunctional addict. At one end of the spectrum are abstainers, at the other are people with […]

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