Drinking around children

Drinking around children

I’m a total and utter party pooper when it comes to drinking around children. A bit of an outcast in terms of my opinion on the subject. It’s what our mums and dads always did and it didn’t do us any harm right? Wrong! Before I begin, I don’t...
Counselling is not the only option

Counselling is not the only option

Counselling is not the only option   Drug and alcohol use affects not only the person using the substance themselves, but the people around them too. It is estimated that for every problematic substance user, between five and twenty family members are affected by...
Resilience- how to cope under pressure

Resilience- how to cope under pressure

Resilience- how to cope under pressure I attended Liggy Webb’s Resilience Master Class in Manchester a few years ago and I’ve been a huge fan of her work ever since. I am so excited that she has agreed to guest blog for us. Liggy has worked all over the...
Happiness Rules!

Happiness Rules!

Happiness Rules!   I hope you’ve all had a positive week.   When we are under pressure, even when we think we have a handle on it, that pressure can manifest itself in lots of different ways. Recently, I’ve felt it myself physically and emotionally. Luckily...
Drugs, alcohol and lies

Drugs, alcohol and lies

It’s tough for family or friends of substance users to understand why their loved one lies to them about their drug or alcohol use (I’ll refer to drug use from this point on, to include alcohol). It’s also incredibly frustrating because when we know someone is lying...