Blog covering Addiction News, Counselling, and Mark Dempster recovery stories

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Advice on avoiding the Christmas Party alcohol nightmare

The annual office party season leads many people to overindulge on alcohol and leads to their work reputation being harmed or even causes them to lose their jobs. For most people, an office party is an opportunity to temporarily break from the formalities of the work environment.  Away from work pressures, staff bond in a [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

End of year bank bonuses create dangerous opportunities

The end of year bank bonus season is a time where many will receive a significant portion of their salary. For many it is used to build a secure future, provide for family/friends, and perhaps get a little caught up in the holiday season.  Unfortunately the bonus season also creates a perfect opportunity for an [...]

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Addiction interview on CNTV with Mark Dempster

Interview of all my years within the grips of addiction and the positive result that came from finally breaking free from addiction, bad influences, and poor decision making. Take a look here on my YouTube channel and see all my videos on addiction.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKqXkALiBMM

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Signs of gambling addiction includes substance abuse

<span style="color: #000000;">The pathological gambling addict has another problem to face. Found in a new study, the problem gambler population is also up to 20% substance abusers.</span> <span style="color: #000000;">The study from Dr. Flora Matheson at the St. Michael's Hospital Centre confirmed a high likelihood for gambling addiction to be connected to drug addiction.</span> <span [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Gambling|0 Comments

No Smoking signs are bad for smokers

A psychological study on smoking signs has shown that their constant presence can trigger smokers to light up. As a sign that negates an activity it actually becomes a reminder to smokers to grab their next cigarette. Even with a smoker unaware that they have seen the signs it has an effect on their smoking [...]

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Gambling Addiction Infographics: Insights into the words of addicts and their families

While this isn't a scientific analysis these charts may show you a pattern of similarities to your situation with gambling addiction. Whether you are dealing with gambling addiction or are a family member or friend who has a problem gambler in your life, see how these words relate to your own situation. Let us know [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gambling addiction: The real numbers

The 2010 British Gambling Prevalence Survey showed 73% of adults in Great Britain had gambled in the past year, that is about 35.5 million adults! About 1-2% of gamblers are found to be problem gamblers, making 355,000 to 710,000 adults with a form of gambling addiction. This small group can generate 30% - 60% of [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Gambling|0 Comments

How gambling addiction counselling works, an insider’s view of what you can expect when you choose professional help

An inside peak into the steps and process for beating gambling addiction.  This case study illustrates the threefold approach to creating a successful outcome for 'David', an anonymous portrayal of real client's addiction, treatment, and counselling. The client. David was 38 years old when he came to me. He was a senior manager at an [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Gambling|0 Comments

The increasing danger of legal highs

Thank you for listening as we discuss the issues surrounding legal highs and the destruction they can bring to countless people.  The belief of 'if it is legal, it can't be that bad' is fueling a lot of overdose deaths. Others find the drugs to be the legal forbidden fruit, a loophole to enjoy as [...]

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Talk Radio Europe, The Daily with Dave Hodgson interviews Mark Dempster

On the radio with Dave Hodgson from Talk Radio Europe discussing my history of drug addiction, smuggling, dealing, and recovery from my autobiography Nothing to Declare. The depth of despair and hopelessness I've experienced in addiction and bad choices led me to be broke and homeless. Finding recovery in 12 step programs and [...]

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