Beyond Shame: Why Seeking Help for Addiction is a Sign of Strength

With stems from misinformation and negative stereotypes surrounding addiction, many people struggle by carrying the burden of shame, making them hold back when it comes to seeking help. However, we must understand that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Often, movies and media paint addicts as flawed or irresponsible, but the truth…

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Setting Boundaries in Co-Dependency: Reclaim Your Power

Setting boundaries in relationships today can be a challenge for some when your main aim is to please your partner or those around you. However, this can lead down a tricky pathway towards co-dependency that can then cause longer term problems within your relationships. At New Leaf, we aim to support everyone in their journey…

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Navigating the Nexus: Internet Addiction and ADHD Unveiled

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the mix of technology and human behaviour has seen a rise in the connections between internet addiction and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Screens have become ever present in daily life and now feature in virtually everything that we do. The lines between leisure and compulsion are starting to…

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Youth Gambling on the rise

Gambling is not a new concept, but many have noticed a rise in its prevalence over recent years with experts now concerned about the rise in younger adults gambling in some form. At New Leaf Recovery, we offer support for those in the clutches of gambling addiction. Find out more today about Gambling Addiction and…

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The Impact of Technology on Addiction and Recovery

In our modern world, it’s hard to escape the influence of technology. It’s not just a tool for convenience; it’s deeply woven into how we go about our daily lives. This all-encompassing digital presence is particularly noteworthy when it comes to the topics of addiction and recovery.   Living in the 21st century means being surrounded…

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Understanding & Dealing with Love Addiction

As human beings, we are all naturally wired to want the perfect relationship with someone who loves us for who we are and wants to spend their time with us. However, for some, this can be difficult to find or may lead to behaviour that causes concern to those around you.   But what is love…

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International Day Against Drug Abuse

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is an annual observance held on June 26th. It’s a day to raise awareness about the dangers of drug abuse and the importance of seeking help for addiction. For those in addiction recovery, it can be a reminder of the struggles they’ve faced and the progress they’ve…

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Giving Support Without Enabling Addiction

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be incredibly difficult, and it’s natural to want to help in any way possible. However, it’s essential to be mindful of the potential for co-dependency, a pattern of behaviour in which an individual becomes overly involved with their loved one’s addictive behaviours and loses sight of their…

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The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

Addiction is a complex and multifaceted issue, often rooted in a person’s past experiences and emotional state. Trauma is one such experience that has been found to be closely linked to addiction. Trauma can cause a variety of emotional, psychological, and physical symptoms that may lead to self-medicating behaviours, including substance abuse. Research shows that…

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The Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a complex disease that affects both the mind and body. While traditional addiction treatments such as therapy and support groups can address the psychological and emotional aspects of addiction, proper nutrition is often overlooked in the recovery process. However, the truth is that good nutrition is critical for recovery from addiction. A balanced…

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