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Treatment of drug use disorders

PDF: RecoveryPlus Nov 2017 - Treatment of drug use disorders Europe faces increasingly diverse and complex drug problems – as does the US and elsewhere. Heroin...

Help stop self-inflicted deaths

PDF: RecoveryPlus Nov 2017- Suicide prevention Suicide is a global phenomenon. According to the World Health Organisation, about 800,000 people die by suicide every year: one...

How families can deal with addiction

PDF: Recovery Plus Autumn 2017 - How families can deal with addiction We are nations in crisis. There is hardly a family that has not been...

Manipulators and compassionate people

PDF: RecoveryPlus Nov 2017 - Manipulators & empathic people Related article: The Empathy Trap by Tim & Jane McGregor One of the most life-empowering principles in my...

Therapists: Get over yourself

PDF version: Recovery Plus Autumn 2017 - therapist relationship I recall, in my days in training in the mid 1970s, how much I wanted to be...

The empathy trap

Empathic people are natural targets for sociopaths - protect yourself. Related reading: Wolf in sheep's clothing by George Simon. People targeted by a sociopath often respond with...

ICAA joins Recovery Plus as NGO partner

PDF: RecoveryPlus Autumn 2017 - ICAA Celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, the International Council on Alcoholism & Addictions is dedicated to preventing and reducing the harmful use...

Cycles of change: the latest research

PDF: RecoveryPlus Nov 2017 - Cycles of change James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente’s ubiquitous ‘five stages of change’ seems to offer a scientific system to guide...

Shadow Health Minister at Recovery Plus/Nacoa Awards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8x3b1JoSV8

How addiction occurs

DrugFam's series of interviews leading up to its event on 9 May - Westminster Abbey: A Service of Celebration and Hope, 'Lives Worth Talking About' - starts...