Reducing Stigma and Raising Awareness

So stigma hits my headlines again. This last week I’ve been talking to AdFam about their 30th anniversary celebrations, who’re planning to demonstrate the many faces of families affected by addictions. A wonderfully inspirational project that I’m...

Is anonymity a positive or a negative in Recovery?

Addiction recovery is real, all over the world people are living their lives, one day at a time, clean and sober.  What treatment programme, regimen or philosophy is unimportant, recovery from addiction is real, possible and out there! I guess, my concern at the...

Clare’s Story Seven Years into Recovery

My name is Clare and I’ve been abstinent from drugs and alcohol for over 7 years now. How? Well, after having spent years living a renegade life, in order for things to change I asked for help from a no-nonsense treatment centre. Thank God Western Counselling...

Goodbye 2013 and Helloooo to 2014….

As we wave a cheery goodbye to 2013, we remember the highlights including our 30yrs celebrations and Recovery Festival in September (another huge thank you to all who took part, supported, and attended) and start to look forward to 2014…. We start on 16th...