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Addiction Knows No Age

19/09/19

While some addictions start when we are very young, others do not take hold until later in life. Although the media often depicts addiction as a disease of teens and twenty-somethings, addiction can actually happen at any age or stage of life. Studies show that our minds and bodies are in constant states of change and, as such, our behaviours shift as we get older. Genetics, home environment, mental health issues, and other individual factors can

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A Daily Meditation

17/09/19

“Only a person who can live with himself, can enjoy the gift of leisure.”  – Henry Greber As an addict I could not tolerate my own company for long. I was forever telephoning somebody, going over to a friend’s house, inviting people in, creating an “occasion” so I did not have to think or, at least, think about myself. Being alone terrified me. I was terrified because I would begin to think about what was happening in my life and I did not wan

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Separating Ourselves from Toxicity

11/09/19

Separating Ourselves from Toxicity Relationships with people who bring toxicity and turmoil into our lives can disturb our peace and disrupt our recovery efforts. People who are toxic rob us of our energy, our joy, and our feelings of stability and calm. They can add to our sadness, confusion and overwhelm, contributing to our depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. When we are embroiled in toxic relationships, we find it harder to

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Creating Your Recovery

03/09/19

Imagine starting a garden. You plot the space, build the beds, buy the soil, lay it down, pick what you want to grow, plant the seeds, and then never tend to the garden again. You don’t water the seeds, you don’t pull weeds, and you don’t do anything to care for what you’re trying to grow. Would it be surprising when nothing produces from the garden? Of course not. How would you expect a garden to grow without ever contributing to the garden? 

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60 Seconds with Nigel

13/08/19

Nigel came on board as a permanent support worker in 2015. Prior to that, he worked on our team of bank staff for three years. 1). What does Silkworth mean to you? It is a place to work where we really make a difference to peoples lives. 2). You are a Support Worker at Silkworth, can you tell us a bit about that please? The role of a Support Worker is quite simple, to keep the Building and the Clients S

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