December 31, 2013

What are the common issues for alcoholics and addicts?

When we are drinking alcoholics or using addicts, we have many common problems in our lives. Not all of these apply to every alcoholic or addict but the common themes are that we lie a lot; we do not show any real interest in things around us; we have eating […]
December 11, 2013

What is an Addictive Personality

Many of the people attending the Haynes Clinic come because they are addicted to one particular substance, be it alcohol, one of the fairly prevalent illegal drugs or prescription medication.  A significant number present with a dual addiction such as alcohol and cocaine. Whatever the substance, as a total abstinence […]
December 9, 2013

Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug of abuse. Once having tried cocaine, an individual cannot predict or control the extent to which he or she will continue to use the drug. The major routes of administration of cocaine are sniffing or snorting, injecting, and smoking (including free-base and crack cocaine). […]
October 23, 2013

How Cocaine Addiction Destroys The Family

Although the cocaine addict doesn’t intend to draw everyone into their addiction, they do.  Cocaine is one of the most rampant addictions in today’s society and it is also one of the hardest addictions to break.  People start out with it innocently enough; say, at a party, but then it […]
September 26, 2013

Alcoholism and Addiction – a personal tale

In the present day pressure cooker existence of modern life, what greater threat is there for the well-being and future of ourselves and our children than drink and drugs? There may be hidden away somewhere in some silo underground weapons of mass destruction that would kill more quickly, but I […]
September 19, 2013

Living with an Addict

Living With An Addict My name is Polly and I grew up living with an addict, a woman who today is in recovery from her addiction to alcohol, my mother. It’s year 2011 and I find that the easiest thing to say. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still difficult at times, but […]
September 13, 2013

What is a Dopamine and what does it do?

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays a vital role in a variety of different behaviours. The major behaviours dopamine affects are movement, cognition, pleasure, and motivation When dopamine is released in certain areas of the brain it gives the feeling of pleasure or satisfaction. These feelings of […]