5 Tips for Maintaining your Recovery whilst Self-Isolating

Social distancing and self-isolation can be a struggle for anyone, but for those with in recovery this period of quarantine can be particularly difficult. You may feel like you’ve lost your sense of routine, feel disconnected with your support network. Add to this, the general uncertainty surrounding the current world as we know it can [...]

2020-04-06T10:40:32+01:006 April, 2020|News|

America’s Oxycontin Epidemic

“We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live”  (Jeffrey Epstein)  Let’s abbreviate this...We get born, we do stuff, and we die. We all hope for a good end without pondering too [...]

2020-03-10T21:16:44+01:0010 March, 2020|News|

Balearic Booze Ban

Balearic party meccas have existed in a state of begrudging trade-off for decades: weighing the economic benefit of booze-fuelled tourism against the reputational cost of the drunkenness. But the balance has finally tipped with new legislation arriving in January 2020 targeting the forums of drunken excess in Palma and Magaluf (Majorca), as well as San [...]

2020-02-15T11:29:14+01:0015 February, 2020|News|

Reflecting on January

Many of us sighed with audible relief when February arrived last week, and with good reason. Monday the 20th of January marked ‘Blue Monday’, apparently the most depressing day of the year.  It falls annually on the 3rd Monday of January. I know Blue Monday well because it sits evenly between my father’s birthday and mine [...]

2020-02-07T10:28:49+01:006 February, 2020|News|

How Effective is Naloxone Prescribing? And What More Needs to be Done ?

Deaths due to illicit drug misuse have been rising steadily every year in the UK and are now a bigger killer than deaths caused by traffic accidents. While estimates suggest that illicit opiate use is less prevalent than the use of other drugs, data show that nearly 9 in 10 drug-related deaths across the UK [...]

2019-11-27T19:25:40+01:0027 November, 2019|News|

Addiction in the workplace

 Addiction is prevalent throughout society, and the workplace is no different -in spite of the many negative ways in which alcohol and drug abuse affect the performance of tasks at work. Functioning addicts become adept at hiding the effects of their usage, or explaining away these effects with other rationale. After all tiredness, lack of [...]

2019-11-08T17:12:31+01:008 November, 2019|News|

World Mental Health Day – The Story of Stigmas

Our mental health is how we think, how we feel and how we behave. It affects our cognitive, psychological and emotional well-being, influencing our careers, education, daily routines, relationships and our overall perspective on life. It can lead to prolonged mental health disorders and have detrimental effects on our physical health requiring support and care [...]

2019-10-10T21:18:06+01:0010 October, 2019|News|

Feeling SAD? Social Anxiety Disorder and its Links To Addiction

Feeling nervous in social situations is a feeling all of us will be rather familiar with but for some, social interactions are so overwhelming that social situations are avoided and the disorder, known as social anxiety disorder (SAD) can take over and hold huge implications to ones life. Social anxiety disorder is a mental health [...]

2019-10-07T12:33:00+01:007 October, 2019|News|

The Steps Of Sobriety – Change and How To Deal With It.

“My Identity shifted when I got into recovery, That’s who I am now, and it actually gives me greater pleasure to have that identity than to be a musician or anything else because it keeps me in a manageable size…..it gives me a spiritual anchor.” This is a  quote by Eric Clapton on his sobriety [...]

2019-09-24T14:05:45+01:0024 September, 2019|News|