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Recovery Plus Journal
Families affected by addiction – at work
11th February 2017
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
6th February 2017
Women of childbearing years represent about 1 out of every 4 individuals globally. The total population of women aged 15-44 in the UK...
Help parents to help the next generation
Dr Andrea Barthwell
19th January 2017
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...
Help children of alcoholics
11th January 2017
Childhood memories of growing up with an alcoholic father prompted the shadow health secretary to call for greater recognition of the damage done by...
Prevention: our next generation
9th January 2017
Article 33 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child says that “States Parties shall take all appropriate measures, including legislative, administrative, social...
Throwing a lifeline
3rd January 2017
The World Health Organisation defined alcoholism (addiction) as a family disease in 1956. It took the 1955 American Medical Association definition of alcoholism being...
People, not packages
2nd January 2017
Despite having ‘so much going for me’, I am lucky to be alive. Now I live each day to tell my story and work with...
Children with Alcoholic Parents (Support) Bill
1st January 2017
At the National Association for Children of Alcoholics’ annual David Stafford lecture in February 2016, its patron, Liam Byrne of the All-Party Parliamentary Group...
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