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
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!
The cold hard truth is that alcohol addiction and substance abuse is a family disease. This might shock some readers but the evidence is in the research. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the disease, most addicts are unable to see that their behaviour has negative effects on loved … Read more about Addiction is a family disease and affects the development of children
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
Mountains offer nothing but clarity of thought and fresh air on your face, and no mountain offers this better than La Maroma, the Axarquia’s highest mountain. At its summit – a whole 2,069 meters above sea level – the hiker is rewarded with glorious vistas looking over southern Spain and the … Read more about A dose of clarity on La Maroma – the Axarquia’s highest mountain