Creating Magic moments

Creating Magic moments

Raising moments above the ordinary You have many ordinary moments in your life. What makes a magic moment for you? Many times we encounter people and circumstances that never rise above the ordinary. In all fairness we must admit that we have a huge part to play in...
The effect of addiction on children

The effect of addiction on children

Families in addiction Over the past few years I have felt more and more moved to work with the families of addicted parents more than the addicts themselves. I am committed to getting the best information I can out there. Particularly for people who are often not well...
addiction in families – Is my whole family ill?

addiction in families – Is my whole family ill?

Addiction in families – A Family Illness? Addiction in families is an issue as old as addiction itself and this is the first in a series of articles relating to the family. It will offer lots of practical help and things you can do to improve the family health....
Build Recovery in the right place for you

Build Recovery in the right place for you

This is the second question in the series of planning your recovery. After asking you the first question “Is it your design”? I now want to ask you is this the right place to build recovery? Remember that you must plan your recovery, so you must ask your...
Planning Recovery – Is it your design?

Planning Recovery – Is it your design?

Is it your design? Are you planning Recovery? Before you build anything there is a planning stage to complete. This stage is so important but is the first one you may be leaving out! Consider anyone trying to build a house without an architect! So you have materials...
What do you want from an addiction treatment program?

What do you want from an addiction treatment program?

Let me describe you You are successful, financially in business or music or media. You are doing well in most areas except that you use alcohol and cocaine and it’s getting the better of you. You are money rich and time poor so you do not have three or six months to...
My approach to addiction and recovery

My approach to addiction and recovery

The Relational View of recovery from addiction I take the ‘relational view’ on what are primarily social issues such as addiction. What does this mean? It means that your aim in treating your issue is focused on your relationships and social bonding. It means that the...