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 expecting. … 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 their using. This … 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 … 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 … Read more about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
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 … 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?
One in three adults in England and Wales have used illicit drugs in their lifetime, according to a study by the British Crime Survey. In fact, deaths related to drug misuse are at their highest since comparable records began in 1993. But over the years, the landscape of drug use has changed. … Read more about 7 Drugs for 7 decades
Recent stories in the newspapers reported on Paul Gascoigne's departure for a US rehab clinic, where the star will be treated for his addictions with revolutionary treatment involving horses, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). Don Lavender, who now directs the recovery programme at Camino … Read more about Horses Help Paul Gascoigne Rein In The Boozing