Guitars Save Lives

Guitars Save Lives The brilliant New Note Orchestra are appearing at Komedia, Brighton, Sunday 30th September alongside the legendary Herbie Flowers and the awesome The Sweet & Lowdown as special guests. Dr Jon Stewart from Sleeper will be joining them,...

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The Times Rehab Piece.

I was pretty shocked to read this piece over the weekend. There are other linked stories at the bottom of the page, which describe how people are being ripped off by Rehabs in the UK. Here is a link...

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PARTICIPATING IN DRY JANUARY? HOW TO DETOX SAFELY FROM ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

I got an email from Ashley, who wrote this great piece on https://www.detox.com  and invited me to post it here. I had a good look at the site and thought it had some really useful information and would certainly recommend you...

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Rational Email

It is always good to get an email from somebody who has found the site helpful. I got permission from Tim who wrote this to put this on the site. I also used some of the ideas from Rational...

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Rehab Doc and Jon

Rehab: Lives Addicted Here is a quick post about a couple of interesting things in the last week you may have missed. I watched a fairly good documentary on BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p053f013/rehab-lives-addicted called Rehab: Lives Addicted. It showed the state of treatment in...

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Death of a drinker.

Death of an old friend. It is always sad when somebody passes away but even more so when it is relatively early in life. It is a real shame when addiction is behind death, as it is something that can...

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Larry Coryell RIP

Larry Coryell Passed Away I was very sad to find out that Larry Coryell had passed away on Sunday. He was one of my favourite guitarists and I had got to know him a bit over the years. He was...

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Jay

Jay Jay has very kindly written this piece for the site about his experiences in recovery. Many of his experiences are similar to mine and I hope we soon have a chance to do a podcast on the subject. I...

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Our Relationship to Addiction | Steven Slate | TEDxTahoeCity

Our Relationship to Addiction | Steven Slate | TEDxTahoeCityA great Ted Talk by Steven Slate about the reality of problems caused by treatment solutions for addiction. I have followed Steven Slate since I read his intelligent contributions to the...

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Maia Szalavitz about addiction treatment

An interesting piece by Maia Szalavitz about addiction treatment in USA in the GuardianThe surgeon general’s new report, Facing Addiction, is chock full of statistics intended to startle people into action. One in seven Americans will experience a problem with...

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