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...
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...
Weston super Mare – Recovery Town

Weston super Mare – Recovery Town

Saturday was a bit special in Weston super Mare.  Saturday 22 September 2012, will now be known as the day the first Recovery Walk was held in Weston.  Wow, it was amazing over 200 people gathering to walk to challenge the myths and stigma about addiction and mental...
Hijacking Language in Addiction Treatment

Hijacking Language in Addiction Treatment

I’ve been Ranting on for yonks about abstinence and when you look back through my blogs you’ll see references to my concern about when “recovery” is not Recovery. Sadly the debate still rumbles, and still I hear from workers in the field feeling undermined that their...