Robin Williams: His Story Through Addiction & Depression

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of Robin Williams’s passing in August this year, his complex and heart-breaking story continues to resonate with so many. The man who made us roar with laughter and embodied countless unforgettable characters dealt with a hidden struggle. Behind the brilliance and manic humour existed a complex battle; there was…

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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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Empowering Recovery: Drew Barrymore’s Journey and Alternative Therapies in Substance Addiction 

Drew Barrymore’s Journey and the Integration of Alternative Therapies Drew Barrymore started her acting career in 1980, and in 1982 when she performed in ‘ET.: The Extraterrestrial’, her career broke out. Due to her exposure in the sets and her daily partying routine, she was led to alcohol and drugs as early as the age…

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Career Development – Improving Yourself After Addiction 

Thinking about your career development after addiction recovery is a pivotal moment. It signifies not only a personal triumph but also the beginning of a new chapter filled with opportunities for growth and fulfilment. This transition can present unique challenges, from overcoming stigma to navigating the job market with confidence.   At New Leaf Recovery, we…

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The Risks of Trending Laughing Gas

In recent times, a concerning trend has emerged on social media platforms and among certain social circles – the recreational use of laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide.   The effects of nitrous oxide, commonly used for medical and dental purposes, may induce short-lived euphoria and laughter. The increasing popularity of its recreational use raises…

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Healing Addiction at its Core 

At New Leaf Recovery, we understand the necessity of healing addiction at its core, specific to each person. We aim to look at the intricacies of addiction and provide comprehensive treatments that go beyond the surface-level symptoms.    It’s important to explore the profound connection between trauma and substance dependency. At New Leaf Recovery, we focus…

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The Science Behind the Addiction to Ultra-Processed Foods 

In the pursuit of modern convenience, ultra-processed foods have seamlessly integrated into our daily lives. From the convenience store snacks to the savoury delights that line supermarket aisles. These culinary creations seem to possess an irresistible allure.   However, beneath the surface of our cravings for these processed delights lies a complex interplay of neurological and…

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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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Alternatives for Enjoying Festivities in Recovery

When in recovery, we understand that finding ways to enjoy the festivities of Christmas can be difficult. Christmas is a time full of cheer, lots of alcohol and celebrations. But it can also be a great time of year for those in recovery. Finding alternative ways to enjoy the festivities helps you feel part of…

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Vaping: A New Epidemic

In recent years, vaping has surged in popularity, particularly amongst youth and adults alike. Once believed to be a less harmful alternative to smoking, vaping has now evolved into an epidemic, bringing to the forefront of society a number of questions associated with the risks of vaping and the need for comprehensive addiction support. Vaping…

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