If you have set yourself up for the challenge ‘dry January’, reading this, you will be 12 days or more into successfully completing the challenge. After two weeks of being alcohol free, there are many changes that you will start to notice within your mind and body. These include: Weight loss Consistently drinking alcohol adds…

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During the run up to Christmas, there are parties thrown by family members and friends, giving many of us an excuse to drink alcohol. However, you can still attend these events without excessive amounts of drinking, or even consuming alcohol at all. Our preparation steps and advice will help you find ways to reduce drinking…

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As it approaches the end of 2020, coronavirus is still affecting many people’s lives and the lives of those around them. The number of positive cases started to decline after the first lockdown then, out of nowhere, that little bit of hope passed. The continuing cycle leaves individuals uncertain of when everything will return to…

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We are proud to confirm that New Leaf Recovery has remained Covid-19 free by implementing all the necessary Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) measures following the IPC cleaning specifications. This involves terminally cleaning all bedrooms and communal areas which also involves electro-static disinfection. Electo-static treatment significantly reduces the number of infectious viable pathogens and airborne bacteria, ensuring…

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Whether you are choosing to go sober because of an addiction, health benefits or to join in with Sober October, there are many ways in which your body will benefit from abstaining from alcohol for a whole month. These include: Improving your mental health Staying away from alcohol from as little as one month is…

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When things go wrong in life, for instance if you experience the death of a loved one, sudden unemployment or a traumatic incident, you can be left with feelings of grief, depression and anxiety. To suffer any of these at any time is horrific, but it can be particularly challenging for first-time sufferers. The natural…

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Due to COVID-19, the whole of the UK and many other countries experienced lockdown. This was a very challenging time for many especially those suffering from addiction and in recovery as all their support meetings were cancelled. The BBC recently published an article on Laurie Wright, a 28-year-old musician from Cheltenham. He was in recovery…

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A pathological liar is an individual who lies compulsively without a reason to. Why do they lie? There have been many studies which have been carried out which suggests that pathological liars lie due to the direct result of either a head injury or trauma. However, ultimately the reason an individual lies is determined case…

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In order to help prevent the risk of COVID-19, New Leaf Recovery’s treatment centre recently underwent an Electrostatic 3D Wrapping Disinfectant Spray Treatment. This will help to protect the safety of our clients and staff during this challenging and uncertain period The treatment can reach and cover areas traditional cleaning can’t and allows re-entry to…

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Following England’s Chief Medical Officer’s statement that smokers have an additional health vulnerability to COVID-19, it is worth seriously avoiding any urges to smoke marijuana/weed to ease anxiety during this global pandemic. Smoking of any kind, tobacco, marijuana or vaping causes inflammation to the lungs even after very occasional use. Daily use can cause severe…

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