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Every single person experiences stress or anxiety at some point in their life. However, depending on our personality type and underlying fears, anxiety is experienced, and triggered, differently for each personality type. Anxiety is simply described as the prolonged exposure to stress and stressful thoughts.......

Personality wise, we all have different thinking styles, and as a result, some of us are more predisposed to anxiety than others. Therefore, when we understand the underlying personality-based triggers and how they originate from our fears, we’re then able to put effective strategies into......

One of the key myths about prison is that prisoners are rehabilitated in prison. If those prisoners are drug addicted, the average tax-payer would assume that the prisoner receives treatment to prevent them being released and doing it all again. Karl O’Callaghan said it best......

Loving and supporting an addict, whether a spouse, family member or friend, is an unquestionably difficult situation to be in. Addiction does not just manifest itself in the individual but it also affects the friends, families and partners of the addict in question. People who......

What comes to mind when you think of ‘addiction’? We usually have a picture in our mind that arises whenever we hear the word. Sometimes we think of alcohol, sometimes illegal drugs, then often our mind adds to the picture with thoughts of loss of......

Tough love is many things and has been known as being cruel to be kind. As the Urban Dictionary says, “ to show somebody tough love today may save them heartache in the future BUT, it may cause a small amount of upset for the......

I was interviewed by Steve and Basil from 6PR morning show on Friday asking about the reasons behind the rise in wine-o-clock and whether it was a “bad” thing. They asked “isn’t it good to have a glass of two to relax each day?” It’s......

I was interviewed by Channel 7’s Daily Edition recently after the findings of a worrying report were released. The report, produced by University of Western Sydney, showed that over 500,000 Australian women are drinking to dangerous levels.  What is also worrying is that despite falls......

A recent front page article about mandatory rehab for meth users on the West Australian sparked a much heated debate about treatment options and human rights. I was constantly asked why aren’t we doing this immediately as it seems to be a logical solution to......

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