Help Me Stop Press and Media
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When the 10-year drug plan is published, GB News call
The Government’s 10-year drug plan aims to tackle drug addiction and its consequences over the next decade.
Speaking to GB News, Director of Admissions, Chris Love, welcomed the Government’s plans for ‘a high quality addiction treatment and recovery system’.
Help Me Stop's alcohol addiction research on ITV news
Help Me Stop conducted nationwide research into problem drinking, including the impact of the pandemic on people’s relationship with alcohol.
Speaking to ITV News, Help Me Stop staff and clients spoke out about ‘functioning alcoholism’, a phase of alcohol addiction where work, family life and other commitments may still be maintained, despite significant emotional, mental and physical strain.
Sky News 'Sobering Thoughts' podcast on alcohol addiction
Speaking to Dermot Murnaghan, Help Me Stop clients, Anne and Chris, shared their experiences with alcohol addiction. Chris Love, our Director of Admissions, spoke about the myth of the ‘functioning alcoholic’ and our Dayhab treatment programme.
Sobering thoughts: dispelling the myth of a functioning alcoholic is an in-depth exploration of Help Me Stop’s research, which found an increase in problem drinking in the pandemic, due to the enforced isolation and massive disruption to people’s routines.
Is there such a thing as a 'functioning alcoholic'? We talk to GB News
The majority of people that Help Me Stop work with haven’t yet lost everything: they have jobs, families, homes and opportunities. But alcohol addiction is making their life increasingly difficult, unmanageable and painful.
Louise talks to Grazia about cocaine addiction and motherhood
Thank you to Louise (name changed), a Help Me Stop client, who shared her story about cocaine addiction and motherhood with Grazia. Louise described how her recreational cocaine use spiralled into cocaine addiction.
Feeling isolated after having her second child, Louise struggled with the loss of identity, missing the excitement of her working life. When her son was six months old, Louise took a line of cocaine after putting him to bed. This became a regular habit. Louise sought help from our Online Rehab, which fit with her life and her needs as a mum.
Help Me Stop Research on Alcohol Addiction
Our nationwide research into problem drinking since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the national headlines in 2021, with coverage in national papers and broadcast media, including the Daily Mirror, the Sun, the Daily Express, the Daily Star and ITV.
Metro and Help Me Stop challenge the stereotypes around alcoholism
Our research on alcohol addiction, as well as personal stories of addiction and recovery from two of our clients, make the Metro’s wellbeing section.
Metro picked up on our research that 50% of British people admit to having a complicated relationship with alcohol and 30% feel trapped in an endless cycle of over-drinking.
Speaking to Metro, two Help Me Stop clients, Brenda and Abi (names changed), spoke about how their drinking became problematic, affecting all areas of their life.
Brenda and Abi successfully completed Help Me Stop’s six-week Online Rehab programme, and have both been sober and clean ever since.
Joanna speaks to Mail on Sunday about alcohol addiction and Online Rehab
Speaking to the Mail Online, Joanna described life as a ‘functioning alcoholic’. She was holding down a demanding job, juggling motherhood and high pressure work demands, drinking wine every day and champagne at weekends.
Help Me Stop’s Online Rehab programme is an affordable, flexible and effective 6-week programme for people with alcohol addiction, including for busy working people and parents like Joanna.
Help Me Stop on the Radio
Talking addiction, treatment and recovery with Men's Health Radio
From 08.57 into the broadcast, Phil Dave of Men’s Health Radio speaks to Chris Cordell, Director of Operations at Help Me Stop, and Cameron and Patrick, two clients in recovery. They talk in depth about the nature of addiction, how it affects the mind and body, as well as affordable treatment for addiction in London and online.
Speaking about his addiction and recovery, Cameron said, ‘I have an addictive personality and for many years, my addiction manifested in taking way too many drugs and I couldn’t stop. The Help Me Stop programme was affordable [and it] worked around my life.’