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We cover this off in detail at the beginning of our programme, yet this blog is a useful guide to see whether there might be some improvements you can make to your life, based on your current alcohol or drug use.If we think there is an issue and we are going to establish ourselves with a new way of living, we are going to have to fully accept the truth and that may be that we can no longer do what we've been doing – that our particular behaviours or self-destructive habits don't work, whether th...
How to stay sober during the Coronavirus pandemic…Should you wish to find out more about the programme of Making Changes after reading this blog, and how it has helped others move away from alcohol and drug abuse, please head over to the Programme and About Us sections in the website. Firstly, I'd just like to say that my heart goes out to anyone struggling with alcohol or drugs at any time, yet maybe even more so during this current period. I have been working with people who live on ...
In this blog post, Chris talks about the final few weeks that led him to eventually moving away from a life of alcohol-induced self-destruction. This involves the loss of 3 jobs in London, lying face down in the rain on a wet afternoon in Holborn, leading to the eventual 5 week isolation that, without being rescued by his family, probably would have seen Chris die as a result of alcohol poisoning. It's gritty, real, even humorous on occasions, but most importantly, it offers hope to those who may not have it right now.
Following government advice, we will no longer be able to deliver face-to-face, in person sessions for initial consultations or the 2-3-hour sessions we would normally carry out at the completion of each Change. However, a fundamental part of the Programme, is to catch up weekly, at least once or twice over Skype, Zoom or Teams, whichever video platform you prefer and so I will just continue to deliver the Programme this way instead. It may mean that the 2-3-hour sessions become shorte...