By Psychotherapist & Camino Recovery’s Programme Director Don Lavender Residential addiction treatment for alcoholism started in the 1940s. After a decade the clinicians made a remarkable discovery. This was that patients who had some level of family involvement in the treatment had greatly improved chances of achieving long-term sobriety. It may have been only weekend visits… Read more about Family Involvement in Addiction Treatment
Christmas is over and the new year has begun, but for many of us this period of New Year resolutions, hope and positivity can in fact be one of the bleakest and most desolate times of the year. Many of us have overspent in order to deliver the Christmas that our friends and family were… Read more about Here come those winter blues…
If an addiction has taken over your life or the life of somebody you care about, you are probably going to be approaching the holiday season with a sense of dread or excitement – maybe a bit of both. Each January, there is a surge in the number of people trying to quit or moderate… Read more about Sober for Christmas
A common misconception when it comes to addiction recovery is that many believe that ‘hitting bottom’, or waiting until things get worse, is the time to think about or consider rehab. Of course, the earlier the signs are recognised and the earlier the addiction is treated, the higher the chance of long term recovery −… Read more about Don’t wait until they hit bottom
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, or EAP, is a specialised form of therapy using horses to help patients cope with addiction. Since this type of therapy emerged several decades ago it has been understood that interaction with horses can break down barriers far more quickly than is the case in relations with other human beings. In order to accomplish simple tasks, therefore, patients are taught to speak ‘the language of the horse’, which is devoid of deception and manipulation.
It is believed that in order to fully tackle and treat addiction, deep-seated family troubles must be identified and addressed. It is easy for families to point the finger at the addict but in fact the whole family needs help, and the whole family system is likely to need change. Whether the family like it… Read more about A “Healing the Family” Workshop Could Be the Answer…
According to recent figures, up to one in six doctors will have been addicted to drink or drugs – or both – at some point during their medical careers, which makes you wonder – these highly paid carers may have your life in their not so steady hands! What’s more, a survey compiled from hospital… Read more about Why are so many doctors addicted to drink or drugs?
According to the latest British Crime Survey, one in three adults in England and Wales have used illicit drugs in their lifetime, with almost 3 million adults breaking the law to do so in the past year alone. In our latest blog we take a brief look at how the drug of choice have changed… Read more about 7 Drugs for 7 decades