Stella Hartley, 31, is a recovering alcoholic who started drinking heavily when she was just 15. What started out as a social habit, turned into an all consuming need for alcohol and alcoholic oblivion. Over the years, she lost control of her life; lost her job, fell out with her family and … Read more about A Fresh Start At Camino Recovery Centre – A New Year; A New You
According to the BBC News website an estimated 5.5million British people live permanently abroad – nearly 1 in 10 of the UK population. Since 2005 an average of 2,000 British citizens moved permanently away from the UK every week. It is naturally assumed that by moving abroad you will benefit … Read more about Alcoholism and the Expat Lifestyle
With 1 in 10 people suffering from an addiction, this illness is a very real problem in our everyday lives. So what exactly is addiction and why are people so reluctant to seek help when they are suffering? Addiction is a progressive illness – and a very common one at that. This might be to a … Read more about Addiction Is An Illness That Affects 1 in 10
As Christmas approaches and the rush to buy last minute presents begins, it is important to remember what the true meaning of Christmas really is. As a culture we place a large expectation on the festive season. As children we are encouraged to look forward to a Christmas tree surrounded by … Read more about Christmas: a time for family
Addiction therapy with horses? Sounds a little crazy, but this form of therapy is tried and tested; a massive hit in the US, it is now making waves in Europe, as pioneer Don Lavender introduces the revolutionary treatment to the Camino Recovery Centre in Southern Spain. Horse healing or Equine … Read more about The healing power of horses: how horses can help beat addiction
What does addiction mean to you? Will you stop, reflect, be honest and true About how this word has impacted your life And caused you pain, suffering and strife? Have you had enough? Is it time to let go Of what holds you back and keeps you low? For the time is now to love and forgive. This … Read more about Addiction: what does it mean to you?
Figures obtained by 7News indicate that the number of teenagers addicted to drugs and alcohol has risen dramatically. Over the last three years, the number of those addicted have jumped by up to 300 percent. The most common addictions are alcohol, amphetamines and marijuana. If you have a … Read more about Teen addiction
A Loyola University Health System study has found another reason to not binge drink alcohol. Binge drinking, researchers found, could change the body’s immune system response to orthopaedic injury. “This tremendously complicates the trauma care of these patients,” said bone biologist John … Read more about Binge drinking and the immune system – the damage