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The Lifecycle of Addiction and Recovery

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

The Lifecycle of Addiction and Recovery Addiction problems seem to be something that comes to everyone’s attention because of the crises that it causes. Possibly the first few crisis situations pass by and are excused to circumstances but soon enough of a series of crisis shows there is a deeper problem. At the time that […]


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How much is it ‘normal’ to drink?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Drinks industry should pay more for it’s damage to the NHS


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Help in changing behaviours

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Doing a Functional Analysis of our behaviours helps us to change them.


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Kind feedback from Rachel

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

It is impossible to describe how my experience at PROMIS has changed and saved my life, so I wrote to the teams to thank them:


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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? 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 […]


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