Employment and Recovery

Employment and Recovery

It’s a sad truth, however I am going to talk about it. Employers do not like employing addicts in recovery. It makes them twitchy.  Just talking about addiction makes both large and small organisations worried.  Either they have staff they know they need to deal with...
Residential Rehab – Use us or Lose us…

Residential Rehab – Use us or Lose us…

It’s a travesty of modern day Britain that this morning I learnt of another residential treatment provider closing its doors, this time in the North West. It sickens and saddens me that as austerity really starts to bite its our most disadvantaged, stigmatised and...
Who are we to judge?

Who are we to judge?

He who casts the first stone…. and all that.  Those of you who’ve read this blog before will know how frustrated I get about stigma and discrimination regarding addicts, alcoholics, addiction, actually I hate Discrimination against anyone, but vulnerable people...
How much does addiction cost UK businesses?

How much does addiction cost UK businesses?

Addiction affects 20% of the adult population in the UK – so it’s not surprising that even the smallest companies will have employees with an addiction issue. It doesn’t have to be alcohol or drugs either, think about gambling, online gaming and shopping, even social...