The inextricable link between addiction and trauma is well known. Movements such as Alcoholics Anonymous (and other 'anonymous' fellowships) have undoubtedly made significant contributions to the therapeutic processes surrounding addiction. Rarely though, does this work purport to address … Read more about EMDR Therapy: A Highly Effective Treatment for Trauma and Addiction
2019 has been good to us here at Camino Recovery. We celebrated 10 years of service in January; we moved to a new home in Velez, Malaga; and we’ve considerably grown as an organisation. Although our physical presence has moved, the essence of Camino has remained, and many of our key team … Read more about 2019 at Camino Recovery: A year of growth, gratitude and graciousness
Don Lavender has spent nearly forty years working in and developing treatment centres around the world. Born and raised in the USA, he started his clinical career working for two of the world's leading treatment centres there. When Don relocated to the UK twenty years ago, he was … Read more about 2019 in Review with Don Lavender
In the depths of addiction, we can lose our own self-esteem. We have no faith in our ability to assess ourselves and, ultimately, we believe we are worthless. To feel better about ourselves in this situation – if only temporarily – we seek the approval of others. This can become an … Read more about Why Are Boundaries Important in Recovery?
by Renee W. If you are concerned about your alcohol consumption but don’t know where or how to get help, let me offer you some hope. I have been there. For over ten years, I drank most days starting from when I woke up in the morning until I passed out at night. I … Read more about The Top 10 Benefits of Giving up Alcohol
In almost all cases, pornography can be accessed by anyone and at any time. In fact, 90 percent of young boys and 60 percent of young women are exposed to pornography before they reach the age of 18, and eight in ten men between the age of 18 and 30 view pornography monthly. In a society that … Read more about What are the signs and symptoms of porn addiction?
The Alarm went at 5.37am! It seemed a good idea last night to ascend La Maroma. As I dragged myself out of bed the wisdom of that decision seemed less obvious. In the depths of my Alcohol addiction there wouldn’t have been a chance that I would see this time of day….unless I hadn’t gone to … Read more about New adventures in Sobriety: La Maroma
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