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Online Family Programme - 2021 Course Dates

14/01/21

We understand that the pain of chemical dependency extends far beyond the afflicted individual and how the issues impact the lives of all those who care about or depend upon the individual who has been struggling with addiction including family members, close friends and professional colleagues. As such, we believe that it is important to offer family, friends and others support that is designed to address individual needs, strengthen the family

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The Benefits of Individual & Group Therapy Sessions at Silkworth Lodge

12/11/20

Primary rehabilitation takes place in a safe and caring residential environment where you are fully advised and other professionals consulted as appropriate. The treatment requires you to commit to undertake the programme and challenge your behaviours with alcohol or drug use.    Here at Silkworth Lodge we offer a mixture of individual and group therapy sessions, which have proven to be effective in creating substantial progress for the hea

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Stresses Teens Face and How to Keep Them Healthy

02/11/20

From social media to hybrid schooling, physically distant friendships to new substance trends, teens' stressors continue to grow The most common pressures adolescents face Managing time - the overwhelming majority of students in schools feel that academics are important to both them and their peers. For this and many other reasons, conscientious teenagers can struggle to balance academic responsibilities with social lives, activities, and

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Smashing the Stigma of Addiction

20/10/20

Addiction stigma prevents too many people from getting the help they need. Stigma is defined in the dictionary as “a mark of disgrace or infamy.” The stigma of addiction—the mark of disgrace or infamy associated with the disease—stems from behavioural symptoms and aspects of substance use disorder. For example, symptoms of alcohol and other drug dependency, such as impaired judgment or erratic behaviour, can result in negative consequences inclu

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COVID Cocktail Crisis

12/10/20

With Sober October coming into play again this month, we reflect on the increase rise in alcohol consumption the pandemic has caused and continues to cause. The number of people drinking at ‘high risk’ levels has almost doubled to 8.4million since February, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and The British Liver Trust has reported a 500% rise in calls to its helpline since lockdown began in March. The COVID 19 pandemic has res

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