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7 essential things to look for in a Sober Companion

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When we meet with families, one of the questions we ask is “What is the very best possible outcome for your loved one?” The typical answer is something along the lines of “I want them to completely stop drinking / using drugs and to return to the loving member of our family that we remember from past”. So, with this …

Dry January – 7 ways to be a successful “DryAthlete”:

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I’ve noticed a good many of my friends posting on Facebook and Tweeting about how they are attempting to remain Sober throughout January and then I saw that Cancer Research UK have launched a publicity drive for themselves and in an effort to help the British people recover from Xmas and the New Year Party they’re asking you to “Become a DryAthlete …

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6 ways to convince an Alcoholic / Addict to accept help

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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

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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 …

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Go Sober for October

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Macmillan Cancer Support have launched a social project that is currently doing the rounds called “Go Sober For October”. As someone who’s life has been significantly affected by Cancer within my close and extended family, and as an experienced Addictionologist – this is my 14th October in a row sober (and drug free), I thought I would share some of my tips …

10 Suggestions for a Healthy Recovery

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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 Suggestions 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 …

Getting The Right Help To Overcome Drug Or Alcohol Addiction

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Drug and alcohol addiction can ruin lives, and affect not only the person with the addiction, but also their family and friends. Knowing someone close to you has a serious problem with drugs can be soul destroying, particularly when you feel helpless, but getting the right help for your family member or friend can help both you and them to …

Improving Your Opportunities Of Discovering Help For Your Addiction

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Alcoholism and drug addiction are two very serious conditions that a large number of individuals are currently struggling with overcoming. While it may become very easy for an individual to embrace these addictions, the battle to overcome them can prove incredibly difficult. When seeking to strengthen your resolve and avoid the risks associated with alcoholism and drug addiction, it is …

Getting The Right Help To Overcome Drug Or Alcohol Addiction

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Drug and alcohol addiction can ruin lives, and affect not only the person with the addiction, but also their family and friends. Knowing someone close to you has a serious problem with drugs can be soul destroying, particularly when you feel helpless, but getting the right help for your family member or friend can help both you and them to …