February 23, 2017

How to best support a recovering alcoholic / addict

How to best support a recovering alcoholic / addict When our clients leave the clinic, having completed the alcohol rehab treatment programme, they have no reason at all to drink or use again. If they have taken on board what has been said and what they have learned and most […]
February 23, 2017

What is the success rate of the Haynes Clinic?

What is the success rate of the Haynes Clinic? This is a question I am often asked and understandably people want to know what are the chances of the person coming to drug or alcohol rehab treatment getting and staying well. There are a number of answers I can give. […]
September 30, 2013

What is it like in an alcohol or drug rehab clinic?

I had my own ideas about coming into treatment. Would it be a boot camp or would it be people in white coats giving me a clinical point of view on my illness of alcohol addiction? I was desperate to get some help as I did not want to continue […]
September 16, 2013

What is Sponsorship in AA

Alcoholics Anonymous suggests that we find ourselves a sponsor to help our alcohol rehab. What is a sponsor? Such a difficult question to answer as it probably means something different to each one of us. Theoretically a sponsor is a person with whom we can share our fears and worries, […]
July 26, 2013

Alcoholics Anonymous and the principle of being of service

In Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), ‘service’ alongside ‘unity’ and ‘recovery’ is a key principle of the program. It may appear that service has a blatant interpretation to it but it has the potential to cause some confusion when it is used as a manipulative way to attempt to control others. What […]
December 29, 2012

Why go to Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has existed for around 80 years and all the known ways of living a fulfilled and sober life will be known by its many members around the world. There are over 5 million meetings that exist in over 150 countries around the world. In these meetings you […]
November 12, 2012

The first 5 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

The twelve traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous are considerably less well known than the Twelve Steps. I do not know anyone that can recite them all by heart – though I will test this over the coming days with those who I believe are most immersed in AA! The first Tradition […]