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Forgiveness in Recovery

18/10/19

“Forgiving others while you're in recovery is something you do for yourself. Forgiveness gives both parties a second chance to re-establish relationships, let go of negative feelings and move forward in a healthy manner. ... Put more plainly, forgiveness allows you to take responsibility for your own sobriety.” Why Does Forgiveness Matter in Recovery? Quite a lot has been said about forgiveness in recovery. This may seem to make lit

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Learning From Tragedies

30/09/19

A new Alcohol Change UK report has highlighted that the role of alcohol is being "missed or poorly managed" in the care of vulnerable adults, contributing to their deaths When vulnerable adults with complex needs also have severe alcohol problems, their drinking is often being missed or poorly managed putting them at further risk of harm, a new report finds. In extreme cases, the failure to properly address the alcohol problem can mean that th

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Understanding NPS - Formally Known as 'Legal Highs'

27/09/19

NPS is still imposing negatively on young peoples lives. NPS stands for New Psychoactive Substances which are a group of drugs designed to bypass the former legislative controls of illegal drugs. They attempt to imitate the effects of illegal substances – stimulants, cannabis, depressants or hallucinogens – by either mimicking the pharmacological effects of a specific drug, or by subtly modifying the molecular structure of existing illegal drugs.

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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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