Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources I sometimes get emails from people who are involved in professional recovery groups who have found my site. I am not a recover professional but I do get a fair amount of traffic so I feel it...

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Mindfulness and self help

Mindfulness and Self Help as well as recovery from Alcohol and Addiction I was prompted to write this after reading a couple of articles in the Guardian,that criticised aspects of the way mindfulness is practiced and taught. Although I am...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw8wLjeBorI

Fifty shades of Grey Matter This is a fantastic video about what actually happens to the brain when you abuse substances and what you can conclude from brain imaging. A lot of people are using brain scans to support the...

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More blogging in Recovery.

More blogging in Recovery. I really do think that blogging, is becoming an important part of recovery for many people. At one time there was just a few 12 step forums, and a couple of small anti AA sites, but things have...

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Depression, Addiction and AA

Depression, Addiction and AA Earlier this week, we all heard the terrible news that Robin Williams had died as a result of suicide. I was very shocked to see this news, as he had been pretty successful in his recovery...

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Health Warnings on alcohol

Health Warnings on Alcohol I have just read this piece in the Guardian newspaper which talks about the idea of putting health warnings on alcohol. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/11/alcohol-abuse-health-warnings-labels There is a lot of concern about the level of binge drinking in the UK, which...

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Antidepressants in recovery from Alcoholism or Addiction

Antidepressants in recovery from Alcoholism or Addiction  I thought I would write a bit about antidepressants, from my point of view. I am certainly no doctor and feel that depression is something that can be best treated by the medical...

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What is recovery

What is recovery? When are you recovered? Recovery means something different to many of us who have suffered from addiction or alcoholism. It often depends on if you are a 12 step group member, or if you have left, or...

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Rescued from Reality

Rescued from Reality - The life and times of Walter Trout by Henry Yates and Walter Trout This is a great book and really surprised me, as I did not know that much about Walter Trout other than  he was...

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