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The solution to record deaths from drugs in Scotland

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

We are seeing a terrible surge in drug deaths in Scotland right now and it’s time to take urgent action. There is a clear case study that gives us a great example of exactly what needs to be done. In the lead up to the new millennium, Portugal was also seeing a horrible rise in […]


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Giving helpful feedback

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Whether you are concerned about someone you love, or if you are in a group therapy based recovery process yourself, one of the most challenging but important skills you will benefit from developing is that of being able to give people constructive feedback.  There are many reasons to avoid telling each other the truth, it […]


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We need to find something more exciting than alcohol if we are to stop drinking.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

In this short clip from an interview with the American comedian and podcaster, Theo Von, the Canadian Professor of Psychology, Jordan Peterson, argues that alcohol acts as a replacement for excitement and adventure in peoples lives and if they are to succeed in stopping it is important to find another way to express this. Clinics […]


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Are we getting good enough advice about antidepressants?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Last year, Prof John Read and Dr James Davies published a paper in the scientific journal ‘Addiction’ reviewing the withdrawal effects of antidepressants and suggesting these are worse than most people have been informed. They raise concerns that symptoms of withdrawal are both more common, affecting nearly half of people trying to come off them, […]


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The ‘Lifecycle’ of Addiction and Recovery

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Whether you have an addiction problem, care about someone with an addiction problem or even if you work with people who have addiction problems, I think it helps to step back for a minute and understand how this problem and it’s recovery unfolds. It’s too easy to get blinkered, judgemental of ourselves and others, and […]


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Does a longer stay help?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

How long should someone stay in Rehab? I’m sure this is a million dollar question and of course depends on so many things, how many problems we have, how bad they are and so on, but still, some people come in for a very brief respite and others stay longer so it’s interesting to know […]


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PROMIS France featured in “Le Figaro”

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Philippe Cavoraz and the PROMIS France team have featured in an article in the French Newspaper “Le Figaro” exploring how few services there are like ours in France itself


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TMS Depression Treatment

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is an exciting treatment for depression using magnets to stimulate the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex at the front of the brain which is associated with mood.


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BBC Radio 4 report on bad practice in rehabs

Monday, March 19th, 2018

BBC World at One news programme has reported on poor and unsafe practice in the private rehab sector.


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PROMIS’s Philippe Cavaroz gives a talk at iCAAD addiction conference in Paris

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Philippe Cavaroz presented on behalf of the PROMIS French team at the prestigious iCAAD conference in Paris today. There were speakers representing all aspects of care for people with addiction problems.


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