In 1955 Addiction was acknowledged by WHO (World Health Organization) as a disease. A year later the AMA (American Medical Association) went a step further and acknowledged it a family disease. Ask the many friends and families of addicts and alcoholics about this and they will concur….The … Read more about Watching families heal
So it’s January and the party's over. I am filled with a sense of dread. It’s the same sense of dread that I feel when the sun is coming up about 6am, and I’m sobering up enough to know that I have to go home and sleep, suffer the hangover and face reality. I don’t know how to feel … Read more about Hitting rock bottom in January: New Year, New Life
Camino recovery Centre opened its doors on January 1st 2009 in an effort to provide a unique and bespoke treatment centre in the sun. Motivated by a desire to create an intimate place offering a diverse spectrum of therapeutic interventions Camino was born and its first home was in San Pedro on … Read more about We’re 10! Camino turns 10 years old on January 1st
I have to confess to being a lifelong James Bond Fan. From the moment that the white amphibious Lotus emerged from the Sea in “the Spy who loved me” I was hooked!! I remember leaving my local Cinema running home, diving in and out of Bushes and singing ‘Nobody Does it better’ a la Carly Simon. In … Read more about James Bond – Charmer or Alcoholic?
Gone skiing for Christmas. Skiing? Seriously? That was my reaction to hearing about my friend’s Christmas holidays. At first, I thought it was very selfish to just up and leave and not do the traditional things with family and friends. How rude is that? Then, I thought about it a bit more and … Read more about Don’t go skiing this Christmas, check into rehab!
Derived from ancient Buddhist philosophy Mindfulness is an increased awareness of thoughts, bodily sensations, feelings, and the surrounding environment. In recent times mindfulness meditation practices and activities have increasingly been integrated into secular health care settings and … Read more about Understanding Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)
Recently I have been trying to help my 6-year-old son get through a difficult time in school. It’s his first year in school (after kindergarten) and he been adjusting to many changes. Mostly he takes it in his stride but one of his teachers is very strict, loud and in his words, “scary”. Twice … Read more about Why emotional resilience is a secret superpower
When someone thinks of the word Addiction they typically think of alcohol and drugs. These invariably cause catastrophic damage. Other addictions are less recognisable. Behavioural or Process addictions can sometimes be dismissed in terms of their severity. The impact however to peoples lives … Read more about Behavioural Addictions and their impact on our lives