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How to best support a recovering alcoholic/addict

How to best support a recovering alcoholic/addict When our clients leave our 12 step clinic, having completed the alcohol rehab treatment programme, they have no reason at all to use again. If they have taken on board what has been said and what they have learned. If they want to […]
23rd July 2014

Spouses and Partners in Early Recovery

Spouses and Partners in Early Recovery Once in recovery everything has changed and this does not necessarily mean that everything will suddenly come right. Our expectations may be that all will suddenly be fantastic, though. If we have managed to hold on to our relationship by the end of our […]
7th July 2014

Things to Avoid in Early Recovery

Early Recovery – Things to Avoid In early recovery one of the most important things to avoid – if you can – is stress. We drank or used on the basis that we were ‘stressed’. Even those of us with no major traumas in our lives might have drunk to […]
20th June 2014

Dealing with feelings in Early Recovery

Dealing with feelings in Early Recovery Every alcoholic and addict uses alcohol and / or drugs in order to blur or escape from their feelings. We either do not like how we feel or cannot cope with it. Many of us have for years not really ‘felt’ as other ‘normal’ […]
22nd August 2013

Life without Addiction

Life without Addiction If you are reading this, then it is likely that you have made the decision to address your addiction and have come to realise that you need professional help and support to achieve the recovery you deserve. Ask yourself some key questions: Are you ready to give […]
1st August 2013

The Addictive Nature of Drugs

The Addictive Nature of Drugs Herion Heroin is arguably the most addictive drug in the world. It affects opioid receptors throughout the body and mirrors the effects of endorphin’s, dampening pain and causing pleasure. Your brain has millions of opioid receptors, thus when people take heroin they are essentially training […]
8th June 2013

Childhood Trauma and Eating Disorders

Childhood Trauma and Eating Disorders No one’s childhood is perfect and everyone has issues to deal with as a child. Dealing with experiences in childhood is part of training and growth for adult life. All life is a challenge, all of us have many ups and downs and difficulties in […]
21st June 2012

Are you Helping or Enabling a Loved One’s Addiction?

Are you Helping or Enabling a Loved One’s Addiction? It is very often the case that when we find out a loved one has an addiction we help them. However there is much confusion with the blurry lines between ‘helping’ and ‘enabling’ in this kind of situation. When ‘helping’ a […]
17th June 2012

Internet Addiction and Social Network Sites

Internet Addiction and Social Network Sites With an internet connection now being offered to us at every opportunity throughout our daily life, be it on the train, in hotels and restaurants or the constant connection provided by smart phones. Is it possible that we are becoming ever more dependent on […]
4th November 2011

Do I have a Gambling Problem?

Do I have a Gambling Problem? Problem gambling is estimated to affect just under 1% of the population of the United Kingdom. Problem gamblers experience a range of negative health-related consequences such as depression, insomnia, intestinal disorders and other stress related disorders, as well as financial, social and legal problems. […]