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  • Cosmopolitan June 2017 – The woman who helps the mega-rich get clean May 16, 2017 From Cosmopolitan “The woman who helps the mega-rich get clean”- June 2017 “Vodka disguised as mouthwash, hard drugs stashed in the toes of £600 shoes and boutique fitness addicts killing themselves to get lean… all in a day’s work for an at-home ‘sober nurse’. Cosmopolitan steps inside her world” Here Charlotte Williams story as she provide addiction ...
  • Cycling Plus – New Year New You – Tips to help you reduce your drinking January 5, 2017 If you’re looking to get lean, restricting your alcohol intake could get you there faster. One US study found that drinking just 24g of alcohol – less than two pints – reduced the body’s fat-burning ability by 73 per cent. Even when it’s swilling around in your system alcohol skews the water balance in your ...
  • Prima – How to cut down your alcohol January 5, 2017 Jonathan Edgeley, addiction consultant at Sober Services, reveals the tried-and-tested techniques you can start using now. Identify your reason for quitting – Your reason for giving up will become your prime motivation and a point of reference when the going gets tough. Choose an image as motivation and have it as your screensaver and have it ...
  • Womens Fitness ‘Go Dry for January’ – February 2017 December 21, 2016 From Womens Fitness “Go Dry for January”- February 2017 “Keeping busy in the evening will reduce boredom and also the time you have to drink so you’re much less likely to do it’. Jonathan Edgeley addiction consultant at Sober Services, recommends replacement therapy, too. ‘You can also add an enjoyable food into your diet to feed ...
  • Metro – Tips for surviving the Christmas party season from a recovering alcoholic December 3, 2016 Taken from – The Metro 02/12/2016 Christmas can be a difficult time for recovering alcoholics but there are ways to make things easier. After 15 years living with active addictions, I was introduced to a new way of life in 2007. I entered a rehabilitation centre in South Africa where I began the first stages of my recovery ...
  • Retox Time to Try Mindful Drinking: How to swap hangovers for more happy hours November 30, 2016 Jonathan Edgeley – Addiction Consultant at Sober Services give tips on keeping dry: ‘… KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE Jonathan says that identifying and then focusing on your motivation to be a better drinker is the key to more mindful partying and will help you sleep, look and feel better when the New Year comes. He says: “This ...
  • Seeing the signs by Ian Young – The Best You Magazine. October 5, 2016 How can you spot the signs whether a loved one is an alcoholic or addict? There are certain characteristics that can be assumed for someone that is addicted or severely dependent. Ian Young, addictions consultant and founder of Sober Services, discusses these There are three different aspects of addictive behaviour: Being unable to control consumption levels, therefore ...
  • Alloa Advertiser – Organisation helping to beat gambling addictions September 28, 2016 Published on 21st September 2016 in Alloa Advertiser     SOBER Services is highlighting the reality of gambling addiction following the BBC Panorama investigation into fixed odds betting terminals. The organisation aims to help individuals attain and maintain permanent recovery from a range of addictions and is offering support in facing the problem with the right treatment. Jonathan ...
  • Looking For Love In The Bottom Of A Bottle February 24, 2016 Dr. Dominique Dock, M.D., General Practitioner is the Medical Director for Sober Services, helping clients to overcome addictions, to alcohol, smoking and other drugs. In his sporting career, Dominique has won two French cross-country skiing trophies and participated in marathons and long-distance skiing events in Europe. He climbed Mont-Blanc (4810m) Kilimanjaro (5895m) and the Gasherbrum ...
  • Staying sober – with a little help from my companion December 16, 2013 It’s cold, it’s dark, the Christmas lights are twinkling, and I’m off to meet friends for a few festive drinks. There is, though, just one obstacle – and that’s Ian Young. He is, for tonight, my “Sober Companion”. That means it’s his job not just to accompany me to social events, but to stop me drinking ...
  • Recovery Rocks – Ian Young July 8, 2013 Recovery Rocks – Ian Young June 26, 2013 by Veronica Valli Leave a reply Ian Young’s default program is set on ‘jolly.’ He is relentlessly jolly. Which is a pretty good place for an ex-crack and heroin addict and alcoholic. it’s pretty bloody amazing when you consider he should be dead now and it is nothing short of a ...
  • The real message behind legalised shooting galleries May 15, 2013 Brighton plans safe rooms for addicts to inject drugs  In the Guardian last week and across the news recently was the story about how Brighton is to become the first British city to offer official “drug consumption rooms”.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/apr/14/brighton-drug-consumption-rooms I’m not going to get too involved in the story as to whether it’s a good thing or not, ...
  • Recovering from severe addiction is possible March 14, 2013 Click image to read full article Taken from
  • Arlesey former drugs smuggler’s road to recovery February 28, 2013 A FORMER drugs smuggler and addict turned turned life coach from Arlesey has published a book about his battle with addiction. Ian Young’s drug and alcohol-fuelled exploits took him all over Europe before he found his salvation. His new book, It’s Not About Me, lifts the lid not only on Ian’s years of addiction, but also ...
  • How to love your liver January 8, 2013 it’s Love Your Liver month, but what are the best ways to do this? Joanna Lowy investigates. It’s the UK’s fifth biggest killer and we are the only country in Europe where death rates are rising. That’s why January is Love Your Liver month. “Every year there are over 8,600 deaths from alcohol-related liver disease alone – ...
  • Stoptober: The facts about being addicted to smoking October 23, 2012 During October, thousands of people across England are taking part in Stoptober – a 28 day challenge to stop smoking. This initiative supports people to go a whole month during October without smoking. Latest statistics show that if you quit smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to quit for good. But information from ...
  • Sober Services in Prima Mag this month August 20, 2012
  • Woman magazine: I beat alcohol addiction for my children May 28, 2012 Lea Hegarty, from Dublin, hid her shocking addiction from her husband and children, but now they are stronger than ever…    
  • Reveal magazine: the truth about addiction May 28, 2012 Superstar Whitney Houston’s death was another reminder of the danger of drugs and alcohol. But when does a habit become an addiction? With analysis from Ian Young
  • Heat magazine : has bulimia caused Lindsay Lohan’s bloated face? May 28, 2012 Lindsay Lohan is getting her career back on track, but looks weirder than ever. heat reveals two possible reasons as to why her face has become bloated and puffy With analysis from Ian Young
  • Family led interventions could cure addiction | Totally Living October 27, 2011 Amy Winehouse’s death was a result of the singer drinking far too much alcohol, an inquiry revealed yesterday. The 27-year-old’s untimely death came after years of battling against both alcohol and drug addiction – her death was caused by a disease left untreated for too long. Winehouse was just one of the thousands of people across ...
  • So what are those marks on your arms Peaches? Heat September 24, 2011 So what are those marks on your arms Peaches?  Heat Shocked doctor tells heat the marks “look like heroin usage”…
  • The signs of addiction by Rebecca Twomey August 4, 2011 The signs of addiction by Rebecca Twomey | cosmopolitan.co.uk The tragic death of Amy Winehouse has thrown the debilitating affliction of addiction into the spotlight. To get the lowdown on addiction we’ve enlisted two addiction experts to outline what you need to know… Read more at cosmopolitan.co.uk
  • Dying for fame | NHS Online July 27, 2011 The jokes, the tears, the ‘I told you sos’; it seems everyone wants a piece of Amy Winehouse’s death. But just what can we learn from her untimely demise? Another exceptional talent has died prematurely. Another set of parents have lost their daughter, a brother his sister. Fans worldwide have lost an inspiration, celebrities a friend. Most ...
  • Best Magazine April 12, 2011 View PDF articles Best Magazine page 1 Left. Best Magazine page 2 Right
  • Mum was a coke addict | This Morning Show April 7, 2011 Laura returned from uni to discover her mum had an expensive cocaine habitPosted on Apr 6, 2011 by Emily Morgan When a young middle class girl leaves home for university, you’d expect her parents to be worried about her experimenting with drugs. Little did Lauren Salmons, 30, know that it should have been her worrying about returning ...
  • I sent my Mum to Rehab | Grazia March 21, 2011 21st March’s edition of Grazia feature an article based upon an Intervention that Sober Services did. You can read it here :- I sent my Mum to Rehab
  • Cocaine, a middle-class mother and the daughter who saved her from destruction March 20, 2011 By JENNY STOCKS, taken from The Daily Mail The bedroom door swung open to reveal a female figure huddled over a wooden chest of drawers. Try as she might to hide the evidence, the tell-tale trail of white powder and tightly rolled £20 note had already been spotted. ‘I’ve only done it a couple of times,’ she ...
  • SEX ADDICTION REAL? March 16, 2011 By Sadie Nicholas | Daily Express See article here Is Sex Addiction real? Or despite its new status as a medical condition perhaps it’s just a convenient excuse used by people to explain infidelity…. Surrounded by colleagues at a conference, all high-flying engineer Andrew Brookes could think about was having sex with the beautiful brunette he’d just spied across ...
  • Launch of new drug treatment in Bedford February 23, 2011 A REVOLUTIONARY new service which aims to help addicts before they hit rock bottom will use Bedfordshire as its UK centre. The Sober Services programme has been running for two years but will use Bedford as a hub to coordinate its new team of interventionists as part of a new service, which is the first of ...