How long should someone stay in Rehab? This depends on so many things, how many problems are being treated, how intense they are and so on. Some people come to stay for a brief respite and others stay longer so it’s interesting to know if there is any evidence for different benefits for different lengths […]
Drinking any amount of alcohol is harmful Alcohol is the leading attributable cause of death amongst the adult population ( between the ages of 15-49 ) and yet the message people have heard from doctors and the media has been that drinking a small amount of red wine may be good for your health. This
One of our alumni, Samuel, wrote to me recently to let me know about a new social media support service he is setting up called Meet4aCoffee. I wanted to share his venture with the rest of our alumni so I invited Samuel to answer some questions for us: Robin: I’m really overjoyed to hear the
Irish Daniel’s Story With 30 years clean this September, ‘Irish Dan’ began his recovery journey at PROMIS Kent. After 15 years of active addiction, Dan recalls how he transcended from a Peckham squat to an established family man. Wishing to carry his message and inspiration to the wider PROMIS community, he tells us how the
Sleep was the antithesis to my addiction. The concept of an assigned task to be completed in a specific time frame – simply unrealistic. The closest I came to restfulness was a mild neurological siesta, usually at the most inopportune moment. For me, literature (specifically literary nonsense) glamorised the idea of a fantastical REM state.