Types of Support
We offer support in a number of ways. We provide links to generic support organisations such as charities in more specific areas, for a particular need or problem. We also in some cases provide specific support, sometimes in the form of one-to-one help, sometimes special events or services. Finally, we can offer links to products which we believe can help in this area. In these last two cases, they contain affiliate links which mean that we may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
The organisations in this category are generally government organisations or charities, set up to help people with this particular issue.
Specific events, coaching / training or technical support
These are more specific things you can do, such as take a course or get one-to-one advice. There may be a charge involved.
There may be some things you can buy which will help you achieve your targets. Some of these are listed here. Again there will be a cost involved, and you’ll leave our site to buy them. We may earn a small commission.
A Substance Abuse Treatment Manual
This provides solutions step by step rather than looking at pathology. It focusses on solution based therapy.
The Biology of Desire: Why addiction is not a disease
Through five stories of addicts, this explains what happens in the brain and how to overcome it. In Kindle, paperback and hard cover.
Drugs Without the Hot Air
This is all about making sense of legal and illegal drugs. This second edition considers cannabis treatment for epilepsy, vaping and addiction. In Kindle and hard cover.
BMA Guide to Drugs
This is a complete home reference to prescribed and over the counter drugs. Useful for anyone wanting to know what drugs are used for and any side effects. In Kindle and paperback.
7 in 1 Drug Testing Kits
This kit (you get three) tests for the 7 most common drugs in the UK. It detects cocaine, herion, speed, methadone, benzos ecstasy and cannabis. Easy to read – you put it a urine sample for 15 seconds.
The Power of Connection
This deals with addiction, attachment trauma and recovery, and provides a model, a method and a mandate for recovery.
The Science of Addiction
This covers the neurobiological science and explains what addiction – to alcohol or drugs – is and isn’t. It’s aimed at addiction professionals and explores the body / mind connection. In Kindle and hard cover.
A lot of support comes in the form of additional focussed reading, and we use Amazon as a source of books. We find reading on Kindle more convenient (you can change the font size when your eyes get tired!). If you do read, we use Kindle Unlimited as a way of reading books cheaply, and you can get three months free by clicking the link below.