Is it the right time to have that conversation?

Is it the right time to have that conversation?

A late summer break, with children back at school and beaches emptied, is one of life’s greatest luxuries. As tranquil as a trip to the coast is at this time of year, it’s hard to feel at peace when we carry worries about our loved ones with us. “I used to dread our...
Truth about Detoxing from Alcohol

Truth about Detoxing from Alcohol

Detox can sound daunting for those who don’t understand the importance and reasons behind a detox before starting therapeutic treatment for alcohol dependency. In this article, we cover the way detox is managed at Regain Recovery. Firstly, do not stop drinking...
Is it depression – or is it an add​iction?

Is it depression – or is it an add​iction?

Patrick can’t get out of bed. Feelings of self-loathing come in waves, with no apparent stimulus and no end in sight. His mouth is dry, his body aches. The future seems pretty bleak. This is a familiar situation to anyone who has experienced the debilitating effects...
How to survive Blue Monday

How to survive Blue Monday

The third Thursday of every January has become known as Blue Monday, ‘the most depressing day of the year’, this year residing on 21st. With the excitement of festive celebrations over, the money pressures from expenditure for Christmas, miserable weather...
New Year, new you pressure.

New Year, new you pressure.

Every year millions of people make New Year resolutions and put pressure on themselves to transform their lives. One resolution on many lists is reducing or giving up alcohol, especially with many charities encouraging ‘Dry January’.  Gerri Creedon, Founder of...
Is alcohol an appropriate Christmas gift idea?

Is alcohol an appropriate Christmas gift idea?

Come the festive season, alcohol is in abundance and becomes a social norm for Christmas activities. It’s also a traditional gift; Baileys is often given as a present as well as liqueur chocolates, prosecco jellies, and stronger bottles of spirits. Alcohol becomes a...
Are we drinking ourselves to death?

Are we drinking ourselves to death?

A colleague’s cup that posits “is this coffee or gin?”; topping up your wine glass at the end of the day only to realise you’ve emptied the bottle; listening to the crackle of beer cans being opened on a train journey well before noon; alcohol pervades daily life for...
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