New Leaf News

The Links between Alcohol and Depression

4th March 2021

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…

How to Live with an Alcoholic in Denial

10th February 2021

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…

The Changes Dry January Can Have On Your Body and Mind

13th January 2021

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…

How Can I Reduce My Drinking Over The Christmas Period?

11th December 2020

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…

Recovering Addicts More at Risk of a Relapse Due to The Coronavirus Pandemic

24th November 2020

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…

COVID-19 Updates & Safety Precautions

24th November 2020

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…

What Your Body Does After Being One-Month Alcohol-Free

26th October 2020

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…

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Is Not a Long-Term Fix for Unhappiness

4th September 2020

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…

Dealing With Addiction During The COVID-19 Pandemic

12th August 2020

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…

What is Pathological Lying?

24th June 2020

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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