The pressures of life can be great, often overwhelming. No wonder many people use prescription or illicit drugs to self-medicate for anxiety, depression or burn-out. Ultimately, this can be self-defeating behaviour and lead to serious health issues. It can also compromise relationships, employment and the enjoyment of life. There are safer, [...]
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Often people rely on drinking alcohol at unsafe levels to deal with their anxiety or other mental health issues. This is a form of self-medication for mental health issues. Multiple large national population studies have found that about 50% of people who experience mental illness in their lifetime will also experience [...]
Often, when someone is affected by addiction to drugs, addiction to alcohol or addiction to gambling, it is their family and friends who feel the brunt of the problem. Family members or friends can experience a range of emotions: sadness, anger, guilt, shock, shame and even grief and loss. Managing addiction [...]
Drug addiction should never be seen as a consequence of a lack of character, a moral failure or a lack of willpower. People who have issues with drugs and/or alcohol are often judged harshly. This is unfair and unjustifiable. Addiction is a complex disease whose causes are many. For example, many [...]
As a private rehab, The Buttery Private tailors each individual’s program to address their specific needs. Research shows that approximately 80% of people who have substance use issues, self-medicate with drugs and/or alcohol to address the symptoms of anxiety or depression. As a psychologically-based, intensive intervention, The Buttery Private addresses the [...]
Often people rely on using illicit drugs or drinking alcohol at unsafe levels to deal with their anxiety or other mental health issues. This is a form of self-medication for mental health issues. Multiple large national population studies have found that about 50% of people who experience mental illness in their lifetime [...]