Helping people who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol achieve and maintain a meaningful life without needing substances.
Recovery from addiction means learning to live differently.
Stopping drinking and using drugs is easy. Many of us have done that several times! What, for most of us, is very difficult is to stay stopped. In active addiction, using is not a choice. Partly, this is because the symptoms of addiction we generally don’t talk about – hopelessness, depression, anxiety, fear, feelings of aloneness and isolation, and very importantly, anhedonia (not looking forward to anything or finding enjoyment in daily life and activities) – tend to trap us in a vicious cycle of using and drinking.
Recovery from addiction is so much more than just not using drugs. It means living a life in which we can grow and flourish, live contentedly and become the person we can be.
Making a decision that you want to be sober (which is not the same as not wanting to use drugs or drink – for some of us that only comes much later!) will set you off on a wonderful journey of learning to live a meaningful life in which you don’t need to take drugs and alcohol.
And because it is learned, recovery is available to everyone.
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On 29 August 2019, I had the privilege of talking to Stan Katz about addiction, poetry and life on his Radio Today show.
Watch the interview with Stan Katz by clicking here
“This is the true Saint of Travellers. He who perseveres when all seems lost; who makes the path easier for those who follow. And who carries those too weak or weary to carry themself.”
The Saint Of Travellers is a book about understanding there is meaning and purpose in just being human – when we share our humanness with others. In this expression of common humanity lies healing, hope and anticipation of a future free from the fear that we might never be ourselves.
Download the pdf: THE SAINT OF TRAVELLERS David Webb
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This is me! Writer, doctor and mindfulness practitioner with a particular urgency in encouraging the five pillars of wellness: mindfulness, healthy nutrition, exercise, sleep and socialisation.
Over the years work in both clinical medicine and in multinational corporate has given me a sound insight into the different worlds in which we live.
Experience in the world of addiction has taught me that, sometimes, desperation is a gift required to bring us back to our common humanity.
To bring us back to each other and to ourselves.
Background image: Bodhi Kaya, with grateful thanks to Immanuel van Tonder.
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