Addiction, hospitalisation and recovery

We talk all the time about the changes that come from quitting alcohol, but Claire’s journey is one which is particularly extreme in both its highs and its lows. Her dangerously deteriorating health and eventual hospitalisation meant that giving up alcohol was a necessity rather than a choice. Her strength and courage in battling addiction…

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Biology of Desire Addiction

Why Addiction is Not a Disease Amazon says: Through the vivid, true stories of five people who journeyed into and out of addiction, a renowned neuroscientist explains why the “disease model” of addiction is wrong and illuminates the path to recovery. The psychiatric establishment and rehab industry in the Western world have branded addiction a brain…

The Biology of Desire
Marc Lewis
People Places and Things Play

A turning point in changing my drinking Club Soda went to the theatre last week and it hit a nerve! One of the turning points for me, in changing my drinking, was something I don’t always admit to. I am afraid it makes me sound too middle class and too London. But I will share…

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Club Soda Expert Louise Rowlinson

This guest blog is by Louise Rowlinson, who writes a regular blog at A hangover free life about her life after quitting alcohol. Among her many accomplishments, she is a public health nurse, psychology graduate, and creator of an online course to cut down your drinking. Drinking guilt and its big brother shame When I…

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