Alcohol Alcohol……Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink.

It’s everywhere, alcohol, isn’t it? But what do you do if you want to stop drinking, or you’ve committed to sobriety, and yet booze is all around you? Maybe your friends and family are still drinking, your partner drinks a lot, or your job involves a lot of boozy events and receptions. Does that mean […]

Abstinence & Relapse

First Steps towards Recovery When we reach out for help from a professional alcohol and drug rehabilitation program, we begin the first stage of our recovery, treatment initiation. Whether we seek help voluntarily or are forced by circumstances to enter rehab, our recovery process will begin with us initiating professional supervised treatment. In the early […]

Letter To Addiction

Dear Addiction, First of all I would like to ask why you had to pick on me? I feel you were probably there when I was born! Waiting til you thought I was old enough to hide inside me, and hold me responsible for all your actions, knowing full well that I did not understand. […]

Gambling Addiction & Problem Gambling

Signs, Symptoms, & Treatment Whether you bet on horses, sports, scratch cards, roulette, poker, or slots machines in a casino or even online, problem gambling can strain relationships, interfere with work, and could lead to financial downfall. You may even experience things you never thought you would, like stealing money to gamble or pay off […]

Symptoms of Co-dependency

The term co-dependency has been around for almost four decades. Although it originally applied to spouses of alcoholics, first called co-alcoholics, researchers revealed that the characteristics of co-dependents were much more prevalent in the general population than had been imagined. In fact, they found that if you were raised in a dysfunctional family or had […]

The Journey Continues

Well, it’s been four years now since we last updated. But god willing we are back on track. Close friends have been lost, and relapse struck with a vengeance. For myself, alcohol managed to get past my barriers, and caught me unaware? Two and a half years and I thought I had the better of […]

Where it all started 17/05/08

Daylight? Never thought I’d see it… I was sat in a group session whilst in a treatment centre for alcohol addiction. Looking out a window in a dream state, as usual, I found myself thinking “Why am I here?” I am in recovery! I would love to give something back… but what? I know!! […]