What is a relapse? A relapse is when an individual returns to a drug (illegal, legal or prescription) after not abusing it for a long period of time. It can be part of the process for an individual striving for long-term sobriety. Even though an individual will want to keep fighting for long-term sobriety, triggers…

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  Now that the pubs are gradually starting to re-open for outdoor seating, there’s a sense of normality returning to our world. Whilst that’s exciting and happy news for a lot of people, we understand for some, it might cause concerns and worry about how it could affect their alcohol addiction or previous addiction. If you are currently…

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Alcoholism and depression commonly go hand in hand; when an individual has one it is easy to then fall into the other. During lockdown depression symptoms are three times higher than before, and in turn alcohol abuse has increased. With people isolating and not seeing friends or family, many people have lost touch with the…

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If you are living with someone who refuses to acknowledge their unhealthy relationship with alcohol, it can be incredibly draining and often, you’ll come stuck on what to do or where to turn to. However, New Leaf Recovery offers advice on the practical things you can do to make your situation easier. There are many…

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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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