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How Has 12 Step Recovery Helped You Prepare for the Coronavirus Pandemic?

In recovery we remember the isolation our addiction brought us to, so we knew what isolation meant and how it felt. In 2020, that’s something which has been new for a lot of people – especially family members of those with addiction – they didn’t understand what it meant when we talked about those feelings of isolation. Now they’re really realising what that is and what that does to you.  Rehab Costs & Options for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addictions Most important of these is Step 1.  Step 1 – Admitted we were powerless and our lives were unmanageable In terms of global issues…

New Admissions Unit Opens at Castle Craig to Meet the Challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic

This blog article is not updated. For our latest Covid-19 Preparedness & Response Updates please visit our page In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Castle Craig rehab clinic has launched an innovative, separate admission and detox unit to treat drug and alcohol addictions.  Rehab Costs & Options for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addictions The separate admissions unit, Kirkurd Unit, was created in response to the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic and the increased demand on NHS resources and the closure of Private and NHS detox beds and rehab clinics around the UK. The Kirkurd Unit strives for enhanced Covid-19 screening at all stages of admission and…

Why Optimism is Important in Recovery

Most people don’t go into recovery feeling optimistic. Most people just feel like life couldn’t get much worse and they have to change something. That’s more like desperation than optimism. Depression has many facets, one of which is the inability to imagine a better future….

How to Break Bad Habits in Recovery

Everyone has some bad habits. When you’re in recovery, some of those habits will work against you. Maybe you still smoke, or you don’t get enough sleep, or you spend too much time on Facebook, or you still spend time with people who drink…

Why Empathy Matters in Recovery

Empathy is an important quality to cultivate in recovery. It doesn’t get as much attention as some other qualities like humility, perseverance, patience, honesty, and optimism, but it’s just as important. Here’s how your recovery will benefit by learning to be more empathetic….

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How to Weather a Crisis During Recovery

There are some problems, however, that deal you a severe blow. It could be a divorce, a death in the family, or being fired. Events like these are huge for anyone, whether or not addiction has been an issue. How do you keep a crisis from ruining your recovery?…

There is No Silver Bullet for Addiction

More options mean more success for more people. There is no one approach that will work for everyone. Even 12-step programmes include multiple approaches, such as the steps, social support, affirmations, mentorship, and service. Whatever else you can add will only increase your chances of success….