The Trauma Catch-22: PTSD & Alcohol Abuse

At New Leaf, we understand that there are a number of complex struggles that individuals can face, including PTSD. Sadly, PTSD sufferers are also often linked with alcohol abuse, using this as a method of coping with their PTSD symptoms. Both conditions can have an impact on the individual’s life and those around them. It…

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Alternatives for Enjoying Festivities in Recovery

When in recovery, we understand that finding ways to enjoy the festivities of Christmas can be difficult. Christmas is a time full of cheer, lots of alcohol and celebrations. But it can also be a great time of year for those in recovery. Finding alternative ways to enjoy the festivities helps you feel part of…

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Supporting a Loved One in Recovery

Addiction is a complex and challenging journey, not just for the individual facing it. But also, for their family and friends. If you have a loved one in recovery, you understand that providing support during this time can be emotionally draining and perplexing. However, your support is crucial in their path to recovery. These tips…

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Matthew Perry & His Honesty With Addiction

Matthew Perry has been a household name since he graced our screens with his character Chandler Bing in Friends, when he was just 25 years old. Sadly, he died on Saturday 28th October at the age of 54. His death has shocked the internet, and there have been an incredible amount of celebrity tributes and…

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Normalisation of Alcohol Consumption

In a world where champagne toasts mark celebrations, beers accompany sporting events, and a glass of wine often ends a day, it’s easy to overlook the omnipresence of alcohol in our lives. It’s become a societal staple, deeply woven into our daily existence and social fabric. But what lies beneath this normalisation of alcohol? Why…

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Love Island’s Dr Alex Has Reached 6 Months Alcohol Free

Dr Alex George was launched into the spotlight when he appeared on Love Island’s 4th series, the reality dating show. Prior to his Love Island journey, he had begun his career in Emergency Medicine and worked as an A&E doctor at a hospital in London. Alex remained committed to his professional aspirations and stuck to…

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Navigating Early Addiction Recovery

Embarking on the path to recovery from addiction can be both challenging and rewarding. Early recovery is a critical phase where individuals establish the foundation for their long-term sobriety. It’s a time filled with hope, but it can also be overwhelming. Setting realistic goals and managing expectations are essential elements in navigating this transformative journey.…

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Patterns and Signs of Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol dependence is a serious condition that affects millions of people around the world. It is characterised by a strong and often uncontrollable desire to drink alcohol, even when it causes harm to one’s health, relationships, and overall life. If left untreated, alcohol dependence can lead to a range of negative consequences, including liver damage,…

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St. Patrick’s Day & Binge Drinking Culture

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday celebrated annually on March 17th to honour the patron saint of Ireland. It’s a time for parades, green beer, and merriment. However, for many people, St. Patrick’s Day has become synonymous with binge drinking and excessive alcohol consumption. For individuals in addiction recovery, St. Patrick’s Day and its associated…

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Anthony Hopkins Celebrates 47 Years Sober

Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins (CBE) has taken to social media to celebrate 47 years of sobriety. Speaking out for those struggling with alcoholism or any other addiction, his heartfelt and powerful message has reached over 1.5 million across Hopkin’s social platforms. As one of Britain’s most well-known actors on the screen and stage, Hopkins…

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