May 2015

Change – at the heart of addiction recovery 
Recovery from addiction is not merely being abstinent. It requires change – change in our thinking, behaviour, attitudes and lifestyle. For this change to occur, there has to be a desire for change. 
Addiction is a ‘cunning, baffling and powerful disease’. Sometimes it is also accompanied by another serious mental health issue.
Are circumstances leading to relapse different for men and women? Are their biological factors or differences between relapsing men and women?