I have been thinking a bit about what helps people struggling with a problematic relationship/ addiction to drugs, alcohol or other substances, compulsive behaviours such as gambling, or out-of-control use of pornography?
Maintaining a sound recovery from addiction, particularly in the early days, can be challenging and at Christmas this can be even more so. With increased triggers, pressure and the ghosts of Christmas past all potentially adding to the mix, these tips for solid recovery are a present worth unwrapping. Here at www.addictionscounselling.net we asked people […]
Addiction Recovery…it’s not just for Christmas… Doing addiction recovery, particularly early recovery, can be challenging, and at Christmas this challenge can be tougher. With increased triggers, pressure and the ghosts of Christmas past all potentially adding to the mix these tips for solid recovery are a present worth unwrapping. Here Andrew Harvey, addictions therapist and […]
This information is available for print here – Recovery Tools – Your relationship with urges and cravings Your Relationship with Urges and Cravings Addiction recovery tools can help people achieve and sustain recovery. The challenges of urges, wants, desires and cravings (referred to in future as “urges”) to use drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling and other […]
One client’s experience of therapy for alcoholism. Everyone’s journey into and out of active addiction is different. Below is a short account of one client’s journey. I started seeing Andrew in February 2015 for specialist therapy for alcoholism. At first I was very reluctant to face my problems and struggled with denial of all of […]
Achieving lasting recovery Achieving lasting recovery is especially relevant to addiction. Many people who struggle with addiction can make changes; it’s maintaining them that they struggle with. Put simply, it’s not always the stopping that’s difficult, it’s staying stopped that’s difficult. The chances of achieving lasting recovery can be greatly improved by understanding and being supported […]
Addiction therapy and addiction counselling for all types of addiction. Addiction therapy is often associated with alcohol and drugs, however, addictions span a wide range of substances and processes. Below are a few of the more common ones that we work with here at Addictions Therapy Nottingham. Addiction can also be understood as compulsive behaviours, […]