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
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 a period… Read more about Worried about your alcohol consumption this Christmas?
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
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 Recovery in Marbella, is the Psychotherapist who helped to develop this therapy… Read more about Horses Help Paul Gascoigne Rein In The Boozing
Have you overdone it this Christmas? Throughout the festive season alcohol as well as other substances tend to be more readily available, with society more readily condoning antisocial behaviour brought on by intoxication. January is Love Your Liver Month and with the month drawing to an end, it could be time to reassess your drinking… Read more about Love Your Liver Month!
Stella Hartley, 31, is a recovering alcoholic who started drinking heavily when she was just 15. What started out as a social habit, turned into an all consuming need for alcohol and alcoholic oblivion. Over the years, she lost control of her life; lost her job, fell out with her family and friends and yet,… Read more about A Fresh Start At Camino Recovery Centre – A New Year; A New You
According to the BBC News website an estimated 5.5million British people live permanently abroad – nearly 1 in 10 of the UK population. Since 2005 an average of 2,000 British citizens moved permanently away from the UK every week. It is naturally assumed that by moving abroad you will benefit from higher pay, better tax… Read more about Alcoholism and the Expat Lifestyle