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Barbeque loving weekends

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Just kick back, relax and enjoy yourself because this is a PROMIS event.. Any excuse to get together with our friends and alumni, we cherish; however doing this over delicious food, freshly prepared for us to perfection is, well, simply our definition of having a great time. Our barbeques are not only becoming a tradition, […]

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Sailing our problems away

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

“A sailor’s joys are as simple as a child’s”. Bernard Moitessier Sailing is one of those things you have to experience to understand how it feeds one’s soul in so many unique ways. The inspiration, peace and joy that can be found so readily out in the open sea have always been the subject of […]

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Max Kirsten publishes new book on recovery

Monday, February 7th, 2011

I have just bought a copy of Max Kirsten’s excellent new book on recovery called “Self Help, Find Your Self To Help Yourself” In this new book Max explains the tools he has used and uses to help others. Max gives a very good explanation of how to use the 12 steps but also includes work from […]

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Sunday Express article on Intervention features PROMIS

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Can’t stop, won’t stop

Can you get a loved one to see they have a drinking problem? It’s tough, but it can be done. Susan Jackson explains…

( Article from last week’s Sunday Express )

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Cathryn Kemp at Saatchi

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Cathryn Kemp’s art work that she created whilst in treatment at PROMIS going through a difficult detox can be viewed on the Saatchi Gallery website.

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Government policy on drugs

Monday, December 20th, 2010

New government policy towards addiction viewed with some scepticism

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Use of methadone for long-term heroin addiction treatment

Monday, November 15th, 2010

I was quoted in The Sun newspaper today on the use of methadone to treat heroin addicts on the NHS, here is what I said: HAVING people on methadone for years is a travesty. But if you get them off it you have to work out how to help them next.

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The Wonders of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Working with horses and professional therapists, people discover new ways of dealing with addiction problems. Many times patients receive an invaluable insight into their own behaviours through interacting with these magnificent creatures. A relationship developed with a horse can offer challenges to help overcome fears, build up trust, respect, compassion, develop communication skills, problem solving […]

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Horse riding at PROMIS

Friday, June 18th, 2010

What better way to take in the beautiful Kent countryside than on horseback! Horse riding offers a great workout for both the mind and body, physically boosting the cardiovascular system and mentally easing stresses on the mind. Horse riding is recognised as having excellent therapeutic qualities. The psychological benefits can be of equal importance to […]

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Relax in the PROMIS Tipi

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The word ‘tipi’ comes from the Lakota language and is made up of two elements: thi, which means ‘to dwell in’ and pi, which means ‘they dwell’. No temporary structure is more beautiful, more comfortable, more robust or more practical. The tipi is strong enough to withstand fierce storms and is capable of being a […]

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