Rehab is for Winners

Rehab is for Winners

Rehab is for Winners The most common reason for why people fail to achieve long-term sobriety following treatment for addiction is they have the wrong attitude. It isn’t that these individuals are weaker, or somehow less capable, than those who succeed – it is more about their less effective approach to recovery. In order for[…]

Encouraging Loved Ones to Accept Treatment for Addiction

Encouraging Loved Ones to Accept Treatment for Addiction Addiction is sometimes referred to as a ‘family disease’ because it isn’t just the person engaging in the substance abuse who is affected. Loved ones suffer directly due to the behaviour of this individual (e.g. neglect and abuse), and also because they have to watch powerlessly as[…]

Addiction and Denial

Addiction and Denial – The Dreaded ‘D’ word

Denial will keep you sick… In the early stages of my recovery journey from addiction, I often find myself reflecting on how I could have been so blind to the glaringly obvious problem that I had. Even in the wake of numerous alcohol and drug fueled incidents that had led to the most dire of[…]

Andrew Sullivan's Higher Power Experience

Higher Power Experience so far

Higher Power Experience I can’t believe in a Higher Power? Can I? – An Ex- Clients View One of my clearest recollections of the first few days in Twin Rivers occurred whilst having breakfast on my very first morning. I was sat with my peer group, taking in my surroundings, when my eye was drawn[…]

Serial Relapsers

Serial Relapsers

Serial Relapsers Serial Relapsers; falling back into active addiction known as serial relapsing is unfortunately all too common these days! Addiction is a fairly complex yet treatable illness that can be ‘arrested’ allowing the client to function in a more desirable way. All too often, clients relapse into ‘old’ patterns and behaviours and in time,[…]

Words of wisdom

Five Rehabilitation Myths

Myth 1 Generally, family members think that rehabs are going to ‘cure’ their loved one and often expect this because of the treatment costs. It all seems unfair that as a family you have had to put up with lots of emotional turbulence and yet have to continue putting out addiction related ‘fires’ while loved[…]

Illegal Rehabs Endangering Lives-Part 2

Addiction Rehabilitation Facts!

The 12 Addiction Rehabilitation Facts 1. Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behaviour. Drugs abuse alters the brain’s structure and function, resulting in changes that can persist long after drug abuse has ceased. This may explain why drug addicts are at risk of relapse even after long periods of[…]