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AS I rebuild the site I will be adding more to this page, some serious and some entertaining. I hope you enjoy at least some of them. John.

Who could develop a page about addiction and not include 'Nuggets' this short animation explains addiction on a level that often can't be put into words. It's obviously appreciated by many as it has had over 23 million views - blimey.
The largest, most rigorous independent study on Alcoholics Anonymous to date shows that AA can help people get sober, stay sober, drink less, and suffer fewer negative consequences of drinking, all while keeping health care costs down. Watch scientists John Kelly (Harvard/MGH) and Keith Humphreys (Stanford/VA) discuss their findings (published 3/11/20 by the Cochrane Collaborative), with commentary from psychologist Gabrielle Jones.
Join us in this enlightening group session where we delve deep into the first step of addiction recovery. Our panel, including Steve, Mark, John, and our host, John, engage in a candid conversation about the early stages of recognizing and addressing addiction. This video is a must-watch for anyone on their journey to recovery or supporting others through theirs.
Understanding Addiction Recovery: In-Depth Group Discussion on Step One.
Discover the transformative power of 'Shortcomings or Character Defects,' a groundbreaking book designed for practical use in personal development and recovery. From catastrophizing to fortune telling, mind reading, and emotional reasoning, the book delves into common mental traps, providing readers with a robust A to Z guide for identifying and overcoming personal challenges. 
Cognitive Distortions, thinking errors and faulty ways of thinking.
Join us on an enlightening journey as we visit Eleven Recovery in Sheffield, the city's inaugural 12-step treatment facility, part of the Montrose Health Group. In this revealing conversation with the founder, Jonathan, we delve deep into the core principles and holistic approach of this unique rehab. Discover the meaning behind the name "Eleven Recovery", their use of the cutting-edge Integrated Step Course, and how they're revolutionising addiction treatment with their unique ECO care program.
Inside Eleven Recovery: Sheffield's First 12-Step Treatment Centre with Jonathan Edgeley
"Welcome to Somerton Lodge with Get Into Recovery. In this episode, John sits down with Sharon, founder of the Arukah Project, to discuss emotional healing, building resilience, and overcoming personal challenges. Sharon opens up about her journey from unstable housing and emotional challenges to discovering the powerful Emotional Freedom Techniques. Learn about the "Stress to Strength Program" that addresses mental health inequalities, tapping techniques, and the neuroscience behind emotional trauma. Dive deep into the significance of 'Arukah,' a Hebrew term symbolizing a profound restoration of mind, body, and spirit.
Arukah Project: Healing Emotional Trauma & Building Resilience | Sharon's Inspirational Story

Recovery Africa 

Working with Recovery Africa has been one of the highlights of my life, after visiting Ghana in 2016 we continue to support this excellent venture and hope to visit again soon.

The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
 
We are not affiliated with A.A. but love the 12 Steps and how they continue to help people around the world. The WCM made this reminder of what the steps are and I find it very peaceful. It will help you remember the steps which, of course, is the first level in our learning process.
My friend Vicky and the Isle of Wight College made a short documentary video in 2017 about the impact of alcohol on people, she asked me to take part as the resident professional.Vicky's life was impacted by alcohol as she grew up so not only did she create a film as part of her college studies but it was on a subject close to her heart.
So far this film has had an incredible viewing on Youtube of over 82,000 people, it's only 12 minutes long and you can see it here.  

She decided to call it confessions of an alcoholic.
The Superman Complex.
Who can relate to this?
I had the great privilege of delivering
some training to Chatham County
Jail in Savannah USA with
Dr Al Mooney and the Willingway
Foundation, what an honour
this adventure was.
There used to be a link to the news
report here but it sadly went
out of date so I suppose you'll
just have to trust me that
it was a well worth trip and that we 
had a great day training staff to deliver the methodology used in the 12 Step Manuals.
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