Month: February 2015

Recovery is Recovery is Recovery?

Cross fertilisation among Recovery Fellowships I have unfortunately heard sometimes not very complimentary remarks about different recovery groups and fellowships which I have never found particularly helpful or useful in attracting the alcoholic or addict who is still suffering. The simple reality is that people recover from alcoholism […]

Family Recovery.

Today we listen to the research wisdom of William White in relation to family recovery, especially long term. Family recovery is much overlooked and not adequately supported long term in terms of “after care” which is incredible when one considers that interpersonal factors such as family relationships contribute […]

Recovery Identity

We continue to mine the research wisdom of William L White on the next few blogs. William White is one of a growing number of researchers looking into recovery. This is an oft neglected part of research although we are beginning to see  research into the neurobiology of […]

Depth of Recovery?

Degrees of Recovery? Better than Well – I love this concept and reality and relate to it myself. This is a reality for many recovery people who feel they had an amplified recovery or in simple terms, people who got better than well! This people did not simply […]

The Recovery Process

Following on from our recent blog on “What does Recovery mean to you?” we now look at the process of recovery itself and important changes that contribute to successful recovery. Many recovering persons report quitting drugs because they are ‘sick and tired’ of the drug life. Recovery is […]

What does Recovery mean to You?

Lessons from the recovery experience for research and practice Recovery is a ubiquitous concept but remains poorly understood and ill-defined, hindering the development of assessment tools necessary to evaluate treatment effectiveness. This study (1) examines recovery definitions and experiences among persons who self-identify as ‘in recovery. Recovery, however, […]

Sobering Stories!

Guest Blog from The Alcoholics Guide to Alcoholism Sobering Stories – the role of “sharing” in recovery by alcoholicsguide Narratives of Self-Redemption Predict Behavioral Change and Improved Health Among Recovering Alcoholics In our previous blog “Shame keeps you ill” we  looked at how  shame about addictive behaviors interferes with addicts’ recovery by […]

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