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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...

Coaches, corporates and recovered lives

I am not an expert in the field of addiction recovery professionals. What I do I do well and believe passionately in is life...

Scientifically-informed recovery

Over the past 80 years, Alcoholics Anonymous has grown from two members to over 2million members. AA and similar organisations such as Narcotics Anonymous...

Measuring recovery

‘‘You’re all going to hate the word ‘recovery’ by the end of this’’: Service users’ views of measuring addiction recovery is a research paper...

Help parents to help the next generation

Parents are a wonderfully powerful influence in their teenager’s lives. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence found that teens who learn about...