Resources

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Over time, I’m going to build up a collection of resources that I consider to be valuable for helping people recover from addiction and mental health problems. High quality resources that help improve our systems of care will also be included.

Beth Burgess Recovery Guide

A series of six short films on key issues by Recovery Coach, NLP practitioner & recoveree Beth Burgess. You can find many more of Beth’s film clips on her YouTube channel.

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Beth’s Reflections

A series of blogs from recovery coach Beth Burgess of Smyls. Beth writes about recovery for the Huffington Post which means she has a large audience.

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Books to facilitate your recovery

I love reading and I have a large collection of books on recovery. Here are six books I believe are invaluable in facilitating recovery.

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Feature length films related to Recovery

Feature length films on addiction and recovery that you can watch on YouTube.

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Helping You Gain a Better Life

Here are some resources that can help you lead a happier, healthier and more positive life.

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Jay’s Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Course

Here is a fantastic internet-based MIndfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course developed by Jay Uhdinger, along with an illustrator friend.

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Mike’s Tunes

Recovery can be lonely at times, so Mike has selected ten of his favourite inspirational songs from YouTube.

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Peapod’s Guide to Recovery

Peapod, now ‘retired’, was one of the most prolific and respected bloggers on Wired In To Recovery. (S)he wrote a series of must-read blogs containing important hints to facilitate recovery.

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Peer Support Groups

This page provides links to the home pages of a number of key peer support groups, e.g. AA, SMART Recovery. Learn why peer support is important.

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SMART Recovery Guide

Learn more about the self-empowering addiction recovery support group SMART Recovery. And watch two Recovery Stories from people who used SMART. Finally, we have an interesting blog and a newspaper article.

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Stephanie Brown on Recovery

These blogs are based on Stephanie Brown’s wonderful book, A Place Called Self: Women, Sobriety, and Radical Transformation. In her book, Stephanie talks about what happens to women in recovery, how they think, how they feel, their problems, the good things, etc. (The book is relevant to men as well!)

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