A phenomenon which has fiercely picked up tremendous momentum is the new global social code of Socialised Problems and Privatised Profits (or socialized problems and privatised profits for those who prefer American spelling). In the UK it became more apparent during Prime Minster David Cameron’s push towards a “Big Society” in 2011 – what thisContinue reading “Socialised Problems, Privatised Profits”
The UK has announced that they are creating a new strategy to treat drug use.
Whilst there are some good points to the strategy one controversial point is that they will target recreational drug users.
Former Special Forces member Ollie Ollerton recently shared his experience of recovery with Professor David Nutt on “The Drug Science Podcast”. Ollie Ollerton describes himself as being a survivor of childhood trauma, which was later reinforced by negative life experiences and warfare. After being engaged in various conflicts, Ollie Ollerton when on to involve himselfContinue reading “Ollie Ollerton Shares His Experience of Recovery from Binge Drinking”
Dr Aaron T. Beck, creator of the Beck depression inventory and one of the founding figures in the creation of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT), has just turned 100 years old. Beck is not just a creator of CBT but also pioneered talk-therapy strategies in order to help people overcome and deal with their anxiety, depression, addictionContinue reading “Dr Aaron T.Beck Turns 100 years old”
Artist Frank McFadden talks to the BBC sharing his experiences of addiction and his path to recovery.
Some people might be able to delve in and out of substance use without ever becoming fully addicted, but for some people out there it seems to be in for a penny, in for a pound every time.
What are the forces that make some people totally robotic despite the warning signs being quite clear?
Is the road to recovery a sharp right turn into conservative view points that must govern every aspect of your life?
A British Member of Parliament has recently shared about his addiction to alcohol in the House of Commons. This is a fairly rare sight to see in the House of Commons and no others have given such a speech before, despite some MPs experiencing addiction and even dying from addictive disorders. Although this is aContinue reading “Member of Parliament Shares About Personal Addiction”
Overcoming adversity is a great way to deal with life’s problems.
My membership for Addiction Professionals 2021