Difference Between AA and SMART Recovery

People often attend SMART Recovery following dissatisfaction with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). However, AA remains the dominant and most well-known brand amongst recovery circles in Britain, although SMART Recovery has made …

Do you need to be Religious for 12 Step Treatment?

If you’ve researched Alcoholics Anonymous you may have discovered the ’12 step’ teachings. Designed as a form of alcohol addiction treatment, these teachings (at least in their original carnation) contain …

Most Brits are Harassed by Drunks

A recent study conducted by the University of Sheffield’s Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) reveals more than half of Brits have been negatively affected by another’s drinking in the last …

Meet UK’s Recovery Cafes

‘Recovery cafes’ has been making the UK headlines in recent months, most prominently with the opening of Russell Brand’s ‘Trew Era’ café in Hackney. The idea behind recovery cafes originated …

10 Relapse Prevention Tips for Alcoholism

Relapse prevention is a tricky prospect. This is because recovery is a life-changing series of events that begins with the ticker-tape parade of treatment and continues in silence and obscurity. …

What Causes Hangovers?

A close friend recently told me didn’t like to drink an ‘excessive’ amount of alcohol now he’s in his thirties. I ask him why this was so. He claims hangovers …

Alcohol Addiction in Sports

Alcoholism in sport has recently been back in the news headlines. Stories include an interview given by ex-England star Paul Gascoigne and a book written by French rugby star Mathieu …

Pros and Cons of Alcoholics Anonymous

In this blog post, we discuss the pros and cons of Alcoholics Anonymous. But first, we take a brief look at AA… Alcoholic Anonymous started in the USA over seventy …

Advantages of Home Detox for Alcoholism

If you’re addicted to alcohol it is essential you pass the detoxification milestone. In order to free yourself from the reins of alcohol addiction, you must purge your system of …

NHS vs. Private Alcohol Rehab

If you or a loved one is addicted to alcohol, you may be slightly confused by treatment options available. As an honest taxpayer, you may assume treatment is freely available …