Guide To Beating Addiction

Ian is an Addiction Specialist and helps people overcome their addictions and improve their lives. Having successfully beaten addiction and become clean and sober himself, he has the experience, understanding and skills to help others through the same journey now.

Robin Williams RIP – Depressive Illness kills too.

It was widely known that Robin Williams found recovery from his own addictions (cocaine and booze) after John Belushi’s tragic overdose, but perhaps less known that he had been struggling with relapse for the past 5 years, having checked himself into a facility for alcohol addiction and depression.

NekNominate

Are today’s youth pushing the boundaries further than we ever did? Following reports that people are tragically losing their lives in the NekNomination craze that is sweeping the internet via Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter, former alcoholic and now ‘Sober Coach’ and Director of Sober Services, Ian Young, provides his views on what this latest fad says about …

10 tips for quitting drinking this Xmas

10 tips for quitting drinking   1) Make changes Change the people, places and pastimes that you’re used to spending time with or at. This is easiest when you socialise with people who don’t drink at all (there are many that exist), or in coffee shops rather than pubs, or take up a sport or hobby that doesn’t revolve around drinking …

Recovery Rocks ~ an Interview with Ian Young

Ian Young’s default program is set on ‘jolly.’ He is relentlessly jolly. Which is a pretty good place for an ex-crack and heroin addict and alcoholic. it’s pretty bloody amazing when you consider he should be dead now and it is nothing short of a miracle that he is not only alive and well, but also very jolly. Ian now runs …

Arlesey former drugs smuggler’s road to recovery

A FORMER drugs smuggler and addict turned turned life coach from Arlesey has published a book about his battle with addiction.

Ian Young’s drug and alcohol-fuelled exploits took him all over Europe before he found his salvation. His new book, It’s Not About Me, lifts the lid not only on Ian’s years of addiction, but also his recovery.

People with drug problems need health care, not prison.

18th July 2011 “People with drug problems need health care, not prison.” Sir Richard Branson 17th June 2011 So last week the news broke that a large number of high profile people were backing a new initiative calling for a different approach to the war on drugs, suggesting it to be a health problem and not a criminal justice one. …

Professor Nutt’s report – King Alcohol. That old chestnut.

Monday 1st November Alcohol – that old chestnut: So all over the radio and TV press today is the news that Professor David Nutt has condemned alcohol as worse for the public health than heroin http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11660210 Now those of you that have been following my thoughts and musings will know that I don’t care for prohibition or the government’s right …

Various Philanthropies

Saturday 16th October 2010 This week I’ve been running around managing one of the other businesses I’m associated with http://www.gfeu.eu/ It’s an Association, which certifies food products claiming to be Gluten free and tests them to a very high specification, before acrediting them if they meet our standards (5 parts in a million for those interesed). If a Restaurant or …