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Category: Addiction recovery
Mental Health Awareness Week – why kindness is key to addiction recovery
Posted by Martin Preston
on 18 May 2020
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week has had a hasty and astute theme change to ‘kindness’. The shift, from an original intended theme of ‘sleep,’ came in response to the strange, worrying and traumatic times we are currently in with the coronavirus crisis. The shift makes the week, which is always highly relevant in addiction…

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Investment in addiction treatment needed more than ever in spite of COVID-19
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 13 May 2020
We want to shine a light on the need for continued investment in drug and alcohol addiction treatment and prevention. With the financial difficulties created by COVID-19 public services budgets will be under even more pressure than before, but drug and alcohol treatment cannot fall down the priority list. The job insecurity, stress and anxiety…

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Gratitude in recovery – our clinical director talks about how lucky he feels as he recuperates from COVID-19
Posted by Martin Preston
on 06 May 2020
“The whole experience of suffering COVID-19 whilst on holiday abroad and the kindness that has been shown to me has put me back in touch with my need for gratitude in my life,” our clinical director Mike Delaney said. More than 100 offers of free accommodation were made to Mike after it was revealed that…

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What addiction recovery can teach us about overcoming coronavirus challenges
Posted by Martin Preston
on 02 Apr 2020
“Addiction recovery has taught me to look on the bright side and make the most of whatever happens. “I’ve had a lot of experience of reframing things into something more palatable and all of that is serving me well now as I recover in a field hospital in Barbados from COVID-19” - says Mike Delaney,…

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How to deal with and overcome addiction
Posted by David Williams
on 16 Dec 2019
There continues to be widespread shame, stigma and secrecy over addiction, yet there’s so much more understanding and compassion in our society than people realise. More than 60 per cent of Britons know someone who faces or has faced addiction and 27 per cent say a family member has suffered, a 2019 YouGov poll found.…

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Addiction counselling – how important is it to recovery?
Posted by David Williams
on 12 Dec 2019
Counselling and talking therapies are used very widely in addiction treatment and recovery and for good reason. It’s true to say that some people can stop their addictive behaviour and go on to have a life free of it without counselling, and whilst talking therapies are popular and proven as a recovery treatment, there are…

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Stages of recovery: Recovering from addiction
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 06 Sep 2019
Recovery from addiction is possible. However hopeless, entrenched or extreme an addiction seems, people in similar circumstances have recovered and you can follow their example. With the right treatment and care, there is life after addiction for everyone. There is always hope. Achieving recovery, however, is not easy. The process will take longer for some…

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