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Resources to help you get through quarantine and stay on track for your recovery journey.

Why a Pandemic is the Best Time to be Sober

“At a time like this, it’s easy to think that alcohol will help. Indeed, alcohol sales in the UK have increased by around 50%. My local supermarket’s booze aisle has been stripped bare, and my social media feed is filled with memes about alcohol being the only way to survive all this.

And yes, alcohol does – temporarily – blur all the edges. It softens our reality, which needs an awful lot of softening right now. It provides a well-deserved treat at the end of the day, when our lives are suddenly devoid of pleasures. And surely now is not the time to make our lives even harder by denying ourselves a drink?

I get it. But, now really is the very worst time to be drinking.”

Written by Clare Pooley (aka SoberMummy), you can read on here.

Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts

Two women of substance, Melissa Rice and Jade Wye, debunk the stereotype of addicts and guide you through the highs and lows of addiction and recovery.

You can listen to these charming ladies speak about everything addiction here.

Coronavirus: Dealing with addiction while in lockdown

The coronavirus lockdown has been especially tough for people in recovery from addiction because support meetings have been cancelled.

Musician Laurie Wright, 28, from Cheltenham, has been in recovery for alcohol and drug addiction for four months. Here, Laurie and his parents Carol and Richard share their experiences of life in lockdown.

You can read about their experience and advice here.

Joe Wicks opens up about father’s battles with drug addiction

Joe Wicks has opened up about his father’s struggles with heroin addiction, saying he refused to let himself suffer a similar fate.

Talking on Russell Brand’s Under The Skin podcast, the popular fitness coach said he and older brother Nikki instead focused on exercise and playing sport.

“Because of my dad’s addiction, and the damage I saw that cause, me and Nikki steered clear of it,” he said.

“We weren’t smoking weed, we were training, exercising and playing sport. Along the line, I decided that wasn’t going to be my destiny – that wasn’t going to be my path.”

You can read about their journey here.

Getting help

We are happy to provide virtual support for you during quarantine either over the phone or via DM. You can contact us 24/7 on 01795 431751 or 07967 807265 and info@therecoverylodge.co.uk. You can also reach us via our Facebook pageTwitter and Instagram. If your searching for a community of people that will support you please consider joining our Facebook Group.

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