July 2013

Finding Peace in Addiction Recovery
Most people will experience life as being full of ups and downs.
Searching for Higher Meaning with Drugs
In 1967 Timothy Leary advised the human race to turn on, tune in, drop out.
Life in Early Recovery
When people first become sober they can feel a bit overwhelmed by their new reality.
Importance of Faith in Addiction Recovery
When people break away from addiction they are likely to see some benefits immediately.
Zen and Meaning in Recovery
When people first become sober their life can lack meaning.
Damage Caused by Addiction
When people first begin using alcohol or drugs, they may at first experience pleasure and relaxation.
The Way Out of Suffering
Buddhism is one of the major world religions.
The Destruction Caused by Addiction
Escaping an addiction is a wonderful achievement, but it does not mean that everything is going to be perfect right away.

About 30% of admissions at Hope are from overseas: Sultanate of Oman, Dubai, USA, UK, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Maldives...
What makes them travel so far to seek recovery at Hope Trust? Especially when there are so many options in the country where they live? We explore some reasons:
Are you in a relationship with an addict? Have your attempts at helping that person failed? Do you feel powerless?
Co-dependency is a term used when one person develops unhealthy patterns due to the involvement with another person who has the disease of addiction. Some of the negative patterns that develop include enabling, denial, low self-esteem, and control issues. While these patterns don't happen overnight, most people who live with an addict for a sustained period of time, eventually fall into some of these behaviours.