9-Aug-2019

People often ask me if they should give up trying to support the person they love who is living with a mental health, alcohol or other drug problem. And I always say, 'never give up', because change is possible. In fact, change is inevitable, even though it doesn't always feel like it. Especia...

20-Jul-2019

One of the things about mental health, alcohol and other drug problems is that they become all consuming. Not just for the person who is mentally unwell or using substances but for the whole family. 'All consuming' for family members takes the shape of constantly thinking and talking about 'th...

9-Apr-2019

People often ask me what causes addiction. And I say, firstly the word 'addiction' is so stigmatising, so let's talk about dependency instead. And then I say, if we knew the answer to this question then no-one would be dependent on drugs'. But I wonder if that's true. Because humans have been...