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Opioid deaths and family griefs

Read PDF version: RecoveryPlus 2018 - Saddest trend, grief In the midst of a worldwide alcohol and opioid epidemic, the numbers of families and friends who...
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Which comes first? Sex or drugs?

PDF:  Concurrent sex and drugs - Paula Hall Rock and Roll may have gone out of fashion, but it doesn’t look like sex and drugs ever...

Treatment of drug use disorders

PDF: RecoveryPlus Nov 2017 - Treatment of drug use disorders Europe faces increasingly diverse and complex drug problems – as does the US and elsewhere. Heroin...

How families can deal with addiction

PDF: Recovery Plus Autumn 2017 - How families can deal with addiction We are nations in crisis. There is hardly a family that has not been...

Manipulators and compassionate people

PDF: RecoveryPlus Nov 2017 - Manipulators & empathic people Related article: The Empathy Trap by Tim & Jane McGregor One of the most life-empowering principles in my...

Survive christmas + new year

PDF: Survive christmas and the new year Although it is a christian festival, christmas has a huge impact on all our society. There are many implications for...

Therapists: Get over yourself

PDF version: Recovery Plus Autumn 2017 - therapist relationship I recall, in my days in training in the mid 1970s, how much I wanted to be...

The empathy trap

Empathic people are natural targets for sociopaths - protect yourself. Related reading: Wolf in sheep's clothing by George Simon. People targeted by a sociopath often respond with...

Demystifying rehabs

Sadly, too many myths about “12-step treatment” for addictive disorders are held by too many people, even drug- and alcohol-treatment professionals and policy makers...

Create a therapeutic alliance in 10 minutes

Some time ago, I was consulting with two teams, both of which are the initial gateway or “call centre” for people seeking addiction and/or...