by Renee W. Early in recovery, it may be hard to think of yourself as completely sober and actually enjoying life. You may go to 12 step meetings and see happy people and wonder if they are actually sober at all (or at least that was a thought I had in early recovery). There is no doubt … Read more about Top 12 Benefits of Living Sober
Alcoholism is a disease that officially kills around twenty people a day in the UK. But the official figures don't tell the full story. They don't account for alcohol-related heart disease, strokes, suicides and many other proximate causes of death. Death certificates don't record these as … Read more about Mr. P on Alcoholism
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?
The 12 Steps is a practical program designed to help those suffering from addiction in achieving sobriety and was written by a founding father of AA. One of the more common misconceptions of AA is that it is a religious cult and whilst its origins are in religious organizations its evolution was … Read more about The 12 Steps: a Spiritual Journey or a Religious Cult?
Alcohol Detox Whether it is alcohol or other addictive substances, there are many important things to know about the physical and emotional symptoms from withdrawal before taking the appropriate action to help yourself or a loved one. Let’s start with withdrawal from alcohol. What many people … Read more about Withdrawal Symptoms From Alcohol and Other Substances
Emotional Trauma is often overlooked It’s a lot easier to treat physical trauma than emotional and psychological trauma. Physical trauma is treated by medical doctors and hospitals but trauma on the emotional and psychological level is much more obscure and difficult to identify. Historically, we … Read more about How trauma manifests on a cellular level
DEPRESSION! For those who have never had it, it’s very difficult to understand or empathise with. For those who know depression, it’s also difficult to understand and deal with or even to identify. So let’s start with some of the symptoms of depression. Evidence that something is wrong is the … Read more about Cognitive behaviour therapy for depression
The difference between a social drinker, alcohol abuser and alcoholic. Now that the festive season is upon us it may be time to look a little more closely at our drinking habits. For more people, Christmas is a time of celebration, but for those who flirt with addiction throughout the year, it is … Read more about Worried about your alcohol consumption this Christmas?