Is The New Guinness Clear TV Adverts And Media Causing More Unnecessary Pressure For Alcohol Addicts Or Is It A Great Idea For Public Awareness? You Decide!…

Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed the adverts on TV and in other forms of media for Guinness clear.

During the advert, they sell the idea of Guinness clear as a new alcoholic product, however, if you watch it until the end, you soon realise that Guinness clear is actually something quite different!

Find out what Guinness clear is and why it’s causing such a media storm across the UK. Do you think it’s a good or bad idea? You decide!…

Having A Strong Community Of Friends And Loved Ones

For those already in recovery, we know just how much we owe our new lifestyles, thanks to not only our own hard work but also to those who constantly supported us and continue to do so when times get tough. A strong community of friends, familiar faces and loved ones can be a real driving force in our effort to enter recovery or remain there.

This little Sunday Surprise fact really resonated with us and we hope it will with you to!?…

Dummies Guide To Harm Reduction For Those Who Are Addicted To Drugs And Alcohol

Harm reduction refers to a broad range of policies and practices that try to reduce the physical, mental and societal harms that people do to themselves and/or others from their drug and alcohol use.

This article covers a wide range of harm reduction strategies and best practice suggestions for those who use drugs and alcohol, those around them, their communities and the country as a whole, including those involved with sex work, those who drink/drug drive and what help and support is available to those who want it.

The Use And Misuse Of Prescribed Opioids And The Risk Of Subsequent Addiction

Opioids & opiates are supposed to be a short term solution for moderate to severe pain. However, so many people are on them for so long, that they have become physically and psychologically dependent on them, firstly because they enjoy the way they make them feel and secondly, to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

Unfortunately, the ever increasing epidemic of opioid addiction is ravaging nations around the world, killing people unnecessarily, for a health condition that is treatable!

Find out all you need to know about opioids, addiction, pregnancy, overdoses, death withdrawal symptoms and treatment options and much more!…

Could Mindfulness Make The Brain Immune To Temptation?

We have studied the Brain for decades, trying to unlock it’s mysterious yet astonishing abilities!
A researcher from Washington University has studied the Brain to see whether implementing mindfulness techniques and practices could make our brain immune to temptations from the things we have developed a physical and psychological patterns of behaviour around.

Find out more about her research methods and clinical findings here!…

Laugh & Smile

If you only do one thing today, find something that you makes you laugh and smile!…

Making The Most Of Sunshine In Addiction And Recovery – 7 Benefits Of Sunshine

Here is our next Sunday surprise. The weather here will in the UK isn’t that great but it doesn’t mean that we have to go suffer, exercise, laughter and spending time with others improves our feel good chemicals in our bodies and it’s good mentally too. In addiction, our world is as small as aContinue reading “Making The Most Of Sunshine In Addiction And Recovery – 7 Benefits Of Sunshine”

The 5 Most Common Behaviour Traits Of An Addict And What You Can Do About It

The behaviour of an addicted person is baffling, frustrating, frightening and sad. The power substances have over the addict is so strong that many people are totally overwhelmed and powerless by it.

Their actions and words are dictated by their need and desire for more drugs and/or alcohol, but those who know and love that person may not be able to understand why they are behaving the way they are or why making permanent changes is so difficult when others who don’t have addictions could make those changes easily.

In this article, we will look at the top 5 most common traits of an addict, how to recognise them and what you can do about them…

Ask Yourself “And Then What?” When You’re Stuck With Anxious Thoughts, Lapses Or Loss Of Motivation Or Direction

Ruminating over something that’s making you anxious isn’t going to achieve anything. We all loose our focus, direction or motivation at one point or another.

It can also be daunting or scary when we consider what could happen if we were to fail, this only adds more pressure to your shoulders that are already heavy!

But you can help push your thought process forward by forcing yourself to think ahead by asking a simple question, “and then what”.

Find out how to use this simple tool in your recovery in this short, easy to understand article!