Abstinence

Is there really no substitute for abstinence?

Sober-Services Addiction, Addicts, Drug Addiction, Drug Treatment, Treatment Advisory Service, Treatment for Addiction

The question of how best to deal with drug addiction is much debated among professionals. Here former addict Ian Young argues the only way to stop taking drugs is to stop taking drugs, while Yasmin Batliwala of the Westminster Drug Project says such a one-size-fits-all approach is risky. As a drug addict and alcoholic I knew something needed to change, …

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Drug Death Rise Taking Its Toll On Scotland

Sober-Services Addiction, Addicts, Drug Addiction, Drug Treatment, Treatment Advisory Service, Treatment for Addiction

Scotland’s latest statistics for drug related deaths have been released and seen yet another increase on the previous year. Scotland has recorded its highest number of drug death poisonings since records began in 1996. There current statistics for 2017 make them the country with the highest drug related mortality rate out of all the EU countries. Let’s take a closer …

Spice

Spice Drug Is Causing Prison Nurses To “Pass out” In Smoke Filled Prison Cells

Sober-Services Addiction, Addicts, Cannabis, Drug Addiction, Drug Treatment, Treatment Advisory Service, Treatment for Addiction

The Royal College of Nursing has stated that they feel their NHS healthcare staff are being exposed to “unacceptable” conditions in prisons whilst treating inmates that are using the highly dangerous drug Spice. This follows reports of nursing staff “passing out” from inhaling Spice drug fumes, whilst administering sometimes critical and life saving treatment to inmates within their cells. HM …

Alcohol Schools

Is legalising sale of alcohol in South Africa’s schools a good idea?

Sober-Services Addiction, Alcohol, Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Detox, Alcohol detoxification, Alcohol Rehab, Alcohol Therapy, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholic Treatment, Alcoholism, Giving Up Alcohol, Treatment Advisory Service

Is legalising the sale of alcohol in South Africa’s schools a good idea? Cape Town’s ANC has recently slammed the DA’s plans to sell alcohol within schools. South Africa’s DA (Democratic Alliance) the principle governing body, have pushed for a bill to be passed allowing alcohol to be sold in schools in Cape Town. They say that selling alcohol in …

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Treatment Advisory Service

Sober-Services Addiction, Alcohol Detox, Alcohol detoxification, Alcohol Rehab, Alcohol Therapy, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholic Treatment, Alcoholism, Amphetamines, Cocaine, Confronting Addiction, Crystal Meth, Drug Addiction, Drug Treatment, Giving Up Alcohol, Rehab, Rehab Center, Treatment Advisory Service

For anyone seeking private alcohol or drug treatment, also known as rehabilitation, or rehab for short, Sober Services can assist you in accessing the very best options available to you based upon your budget from around the world, including the top rehabs in the USA, UK, Europe, or further afield such as rehabs in Thailand or in South Africa. Wherever …

Obama Gupta RX Summit

The only way to stop using drug… is to stop using drugs.

Ian Young Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Addicts, Drug Treatment, Drugs, Heroin, opiates, Recovery

I’m prompted to respond to the news yesterday of President Obama’s visit to Atlanta to discuss drug policy, specifically heroin addiction and alternate prescribing such as methadone and suboxone. Obama: Addiction is a preventable disease By Nadia Kounang, CNN Updated 2228 GMT (0528 HKT) March 29, 2016 From left, Dr. Leana Wen, Crystal Oertle, Justin Luke Riley, President Obama and …

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6 ways to convince an Alcoholic / Addict to accept help

Ian Young Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Addictive Personality, Addicts, Alcohol, Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Intervention, Alcoholic Treatment, Alcoholism, Confronting Addiction, Drug Addiction, Drug Intervention, Intervention, Recovery, Sobriety, Stop Drinking, Treatment for Addiction

Over my professional career as an Addiction Consultant, I’ve talked with thousands of family members about their loved one, who more often than not doesn’t have the same desire to change their drinking or drugging habits as the rest of their family would prefer. This has meant that over the years and indeed generations, far too many people who genuinely …

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12 Step Meetings – uncovered

Ian Young 12 Step Fellowships, 12 Step Program, 12 Steps, AA, Addiction, Addicts, Alcohol, Alcohol Therapy, Alcoholism, Books, Confronting Addiction, Drug Addiction, Giving Up Alcohol, Recovery, Sobriety, Stop Drinking, Treatment for Addiction

There are few places in the world where you’ll find more honesty, vulnerability, courage, and mutual support than in a 12-Step Fellowship Group meeting. The 12 Step meetings are an extremely important resource of someone’s recovery for two reasons. First, they’re effective. Millions of people have recovered through them. Second, they’re free and available around most of the world in …

Sober Intervention

Early Recovery Suggestions

Ian Young 10 Suggestions, 10 tips, 12 Step Fellowships, 12 Step Program, 12 Steps, Addiction, Addicts, Alcohol, Recovery, Rehab, Sobriety

I’ve been speaking to a good number of clients recently who’ve been struggling with some of the aspects of their own expectations in early recovery, so I’ve compiled this list of goals and reminders for people with addictive disease and associated disorders, who may have recently graduated from rehab and are in early recovery. Accept that you have addictive illness, that you’re …

Sober Coaching One-on-One

10 Suggestions for a Healthy Recovery

Ian Young 10 Suggestions, 10 tips, 12 Step Fellowships, 12 Step Program, 12 Steps, Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Addicts, Alcohol, Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Detox, Alcohol detoxification, Alcoholism, Confronting Addiction, Detoxification, Diet, Drug Addiction, Drugs, Giving Up Alcohol, Recovery, Sobriety, Stop Drinking

I’ve been working One-On-One with a gentleman with full blown addictions to drugs and alcohol recently and after my recent post titled 10 Recommendations For A Healthy Future referencing how to beat an addictive compulsion when you’ve not crossed the line into addictive disease, he requested that I write a list for him. So, this is written for people in …