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Alcohol Dependence and Depression

Alcohol dependence and depression is a combination that is not uncommon, and such a comorbidity…

How To Get The Most Out Of Therapy

Written by: Andrew da Roza, Addictions Therapist, Sex Addiction Specialist Deciding to see a therapist…

Alexis Fosler talks with the editor of ANZA Magazine on ‘Spring Cleaning Your Mind For Better Well-being’

Visions by Promises' Addictions therapist, Alexis Fosler, gave some great insights and tips for dealing…

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay – Addressing the stigma

  Alexis Fosler wrote an article for the Law Gazette addressing the stigmas that Lawyers…

The Science Behind Habit Formation : Change Your Habit, Change Your Mind

Overspending your way into debt? Depending too much on sleeping pills or other sedatives? Snacking…

Breaking Free from the Tentacles of Addiction as a Family Unit

Written by: Julianna Pang Confronting the problem of addiction is almost always daunting and exhausting.…

Suicide Risks for Persons with Addictions

Written by: Juliana Pang, Therapist Caregivers with a family member affected by addiction problems are…

My partner may be a Porn Addict – What should I do?

Written by: Andrew da Roza, Addictions Therapist, Sex Addiction Specialist With the introduction of the…

Addictions in the Digital Age: Technology – The Accelerator of both the Problem and the Solution

Written by: Andrew da Roza, Addictions Therapist, Sex Addiction Specialist Ever since people first crushed…

Alcohol Use Disorder Diagnosis & Treatment

What comes to mind when someone mentions alcohol? For many, alcohol is often associated with…

Drinking & Alcohol-Related Harm Among Young Adults Especially Since COVID Measures

With economic growth and increased globalisation, alcohol consumption generally increases as it gets more affordable…

Gaming Addiction: What It Is and How Can You Self-Regulate?

Predictive algorithms, the creation of alternate realities in which we are unlimited by the constraints…

APBAM 2020 : Tobacco Harm Reduction – Myths & Reality

According to the World Health Organisation, tobacco kills more than 8 million people worldwide each…

Treat Smokers with Compassion – Why Quit Smoking is so tough

Written by: Andrew da Roza, Addictions Therapist To non-smokers and those who have an occasional…

The link between Anxiety and Alcohol Use; and Implications for Treatment and Early Intervention Especially In Youths

Alcohol. A beverage that many people enjoy drinking; be it for socialisation or as an…

Straits Times Interview: “Drug Syndicates Get Crafty As Supply Disrupted, Prices Spike”

In an article titled “Drug syndicates get crafty as supply disrupted, prices spike”, Andrew da…

An interview about Alcohol Addiction on Vasantham’s En Ullae S2 with Dr Jacob Rajesh

Vasantham (Mediacorp’s Tamil & Hindi TV Channel) studios reached out to Promises Healthcare’s Senior Consultant Psychiatrist,…

Dear Caregiver, You are not alone in this Circuit Breaker: Anger Management Tips

by Sharmini Winslow, Psychodramatist / Therapist Anger is a response most of us have when we…

Auteurs, thespians, and emotions. Except it’s all truly heartfelt. Psychodrama!

Written by an anonymous contributor I am a self-confessed introvert. And I’m also an addict.…

Covid-19 And Addiction – Recovery Using Online Therapy

Author : Andrew da Roza COVID-19 has posed a challenge to everyone, and those more physically vulnerable in…

Online Sex Addiction And Recovery Support

ZOOM –  A CRUCIAL ADDICTION RECOVERY AID Author : Andrew da Roza With COVID-19 forcing many…

Dual Diagnosis: Anxiety and Substance Use Disorder

Anxiety, stress, and fear are common emotions people experience through the course of everyday life. …

Defeating Shame with Group Therapy for Sex Addiction

The Paradox of Getting Started Attending group therapy for compulsive sexual behaviours (sex addiction) is…

How to Help Someone Struggling with Addiction

Helping someone close to you who is struggling with addiction can be a long and…

Living with a Sex Addict – Pt. 2

“My partner’s sexual behaviour has left me devastated – should I stay or should I…

Living with a Sex Addict – Pt. 1

My partner says his sexual behavior is normal – but he is hiding it and…

Can Sexual Behaviour Also Be Compulsive?

There is a proposed new law on exploitative sexual relationships – but can sexual behaviour…

Do I Have a Sex Addiction? Is My Partner a Sex Addict?

DO I HAVE A SEX ADDICTION?    IS MY PARTNER A SEX ADDICT?  These questions…

What is Psychodrama?

This is a series of article about the Action Method of Psychodrama by Sharmini Winslow.…

Caring For Every Aspect of Addiction Recovery

Many of us want to know how a person becomes an addict. Such compulsion is…

Why Am I An Addict?

Clients and their families often want to know: how do people become addicts? We are…

Is My Partner Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol?

If using prescriptions or other drugs and alcohol have become a problem, it’s worth checking…

What If I Am Addicted To More Than One Thing? I Can’t Stop Them All At Once!

It is common to have more than one addiction. Many compulsive drinkers tend to be…

Addiction – How to deal with triggers, urges, and cravings

If you have compelling, irresistible cravings to drink, smoke, use drugs and gamble, which leads…

Can Sex be a Real Addiction

Loved ones struggle to believe that sex can be a real addiction. Isn’t it simply…

Can I Ever Drink Again?

If you are struggling with alcohol you may ask: “Will I ever be able to…

How Can I Help The Person I Love?

Family members and friends are often caught in the whirlwind of destruction that come with…

Understanding Addiction Series – What is Addiction?

All compulsions, whether to substances or behaviors are usually characterized and observed to have 3…

Expatriates Are Vulnerable To Addictions

Away from their families and long standing networks of school, university, work, sports and church…

Working With Clients Who Grapple With Sexual Compulsivity

This is an introductory workshop presented by Samuel Lee on the various theories of sexual compulsivity (…

Addiction – How Can I stop when i’ve tried everything?

One of the most baffling and frustrating thing about addiction is that, once it takes…