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Consultant Therapist and supporter of South Pacific Private, Sharalyn Drayton from ARISE Counselling Solutions has shared with us her recent article on Betrayal Trauma. ABSTRACT Imagine being in a car accident. Out of the blue, someone smashes into you. You didn't see it coming and you are not...

Addiction and Recovery I smoked my first cigarette when I was 11.  My parents both smoked.  My mother had beautiful hands and lovely nails which were always varnished light pink.  I thought she looked extremely glamorous the way she held and smoked her cigarette.  I couldn’t...

Trigger or Treat If you’re in recovery from a substance misuse disorder, holidays like Halloween can be scary and triggering in more ways than one. At every turn, you may run into familiar triggers that make it difficult for you to enjoy this holiday and keep yourself...

There has been much attention given to gaming disorders and online gaming in Australia this week in response to recent 60 minutes coverage specific to the current game thats on everyone's lips, 'Fortnite'. The show documented the lives of families who are struggling due to...