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Let’s celebrate lives in recovery

While recovery is without question a personal and individual experience, as unique to each individual as their finger print or their iris, there are...

World’s most effective anti-alcohol ad

An Australian ad showing alcohol being absorbed into the bloodstream, spreading and causing cancerous cell mutations in the liver, bowel and throat, has been...

Addiction and recovery at work

This article was originally published in Recovery Plus: Workplace, 2016 “Boozy businessmen on the at-risk list for alcohol time bomb,” the Mirror wrote of a...

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...

Families affected by addiction – at work

You do not have to be an addict to suffer from addiction. Given the often-overt evidence of addiction’s impact on substance users, it is easy...

Alert: perinatal substance use

Women of childbearing years represent about 1 out of every 4 individuals globally. The total population of women aged 15-44 in the UK...

Helping people get to Recovery Street

The Greek philosopher Socrates taught us that self-knowledge is the foundation on which all other knowledge is built. Self-knowledge is also a starting point...

Mapping motivation

“Can I use this stuff on myself?” This is by far the most frequently-asked question by people who attend Emerging Horizons' MI-Mapping training. This...

Coaches, corporates and recovered lives

I am not an expert in the field of addiction recovery professionals. What I do I do well and believe passionately in is life...

Scientifically-informed recovery

Read PDF - click on PowerPoint logo in it for more research on effectiveness of mutual aid: Scientifically-informed recovery by Prof John Kelly Over the past...