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Deirdre Boyd

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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...

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...

Is addiction really a disease?

Presentation by Dr Kevin McCauley, a non-practicing physician who has worked in the field of addiction treatment for two decades. Kevin is creator of the...

Advances in testing

Drug and alcohol testing has been a part of addiction and recovery for as long as I can remember. I started working in the...