A Rant from Westminster

A Rant from Westminster

On Monday 11 March teams from Western Counselling and Lighthouse at Weston loaded a van to travel to Westminster to showcase our work sustaining recovery in Weston super Mare and more exactly the Lighthouse Café. Invited by the Recovery Partnership of which Western...
Services Cut and Alcohol Use Increases

Services Cut and Alcohol Use Increases

Its Alcohol Awareness Week 19-25 November.  Naturally it’s a time to celebrate the work being done to help those who have been affected by alcohol, however its also a time to review service delivery and that’s where it all becomes rather sad…. Alcohol services are...
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...
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...