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Demystifying rehabs

Sadly, too many myths about “12-step treatment” for addictive disorders are held by too many people, even drug- and alcohol-treatment professionals and policy makers...

Drug testing: maze + map

The maze. Treatment programmes – and the passionate men and women who work in these environments – have long struggled with the decision to...

1st government manifesto for children of alcoholics

Today sees the launch of the first ever manifesto for children of alcoholics at the House of Commons. Watch the moving video of...

Let’s celebrate lives in recovery

While recovery is without question a personal and individual experience, as unique to each individual as their finger print or their iris, there are...

Addiction and recovery at work

This article was originally published in Recovery Plus: Workplace, 2016 “Boozy businessmen on the at-risk list for alcohol time bomb,” the Mirror wrote of a...

Create a therapeutic alliance in 10 minutes

Some time ago, I was consulting with two teams, both of which are the initial gateway or “call centre” for people seeking addiction and/or...

Families affected by addiction – at work

You do not have to be an addict to suffer from addiction. Given the often-overt evidence of addiction’s impact on substance users, it is easy...

Alert: perinatal substance use

Women of childbearing years represent about 1 out of every 4 individuals globally. The total population of women aged 15-44 in the UK...

Helping people get to Recovery Street

The Greek philosopher Socrates taught us that self-knowledge is the foundation on which all other knowledge is built. Self-knowledge is also a starting point...

Mapping motivation

“Can I use this stuff on myself?” This is by far the most frequently-asked question by people who attend Emerging Horizons' MI-Mapping training. This...