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Help with choosing a drug and alcohol addiction rehab treatment program: London addiction rehab

Finding an addiction rehab for drug and alcohol addiction is a difficult choice to make.  Most rehabs are good to choose but there is more to the process than choosing a rehab.  This is a life changing decision to go into rehab and it takes a lot of courage and wisdom to understand you need [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

London cocaine addiction is top of European cities. by Mark Dempster, London Cocaine Addiction Counselling

The white scourge of London, cocaine use was found to be the highest in London amongst a European waste water survey that checked 42 cities and capitals.  The European Drug Report of 2014 ( found London waste water to have almost twice as much cocaine residue than Amsterdam and three times that of Milan. You [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

The rogue detox strategy: Part 2

Since I published my blog on what I am doing to improve the quality of rehab and detox treatment services across the UK, I have received many messages of support and lots of other examples where addicts have been ripped off by poor services from private rehab and detox across the country. I have also [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Mark Dempster discussing “People do drugs because drugs work”

London has been described as the cocaine capital of Europe. After testing sewage and waste water in 42 of Europe’s biggest cities, researchers found that the British capital had higher levels of the drug than anywhere else in Europe. VoR’s Simon Parker hosts a discussion. Amsterdam tested highest for levels of cannabis and many eastern [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Mark Dempster launches Addiction Recovery Clinic (ARC), offering addiction counselling and accredited training and memberships for professionals working in the field of addiction treatment.

ARC has a two-fold strategy, implementing the best addiction treatment services and offering this knowledge to addiction treatment professionals. The company was founded by top addiction expert Mark Dempster and widely sought after UK hypnotherapist Louise Moore. ARC will combine their experience and teaching capabilities to deliver: • Certified Addiction Training and e-learning for professionals, [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Mark Dempster takes on rogue detox and treatment facilities

Mark Dempster, one of the UK’s top addiction experts and author of ‘Nothing to Declare’ and ‘The Ongoing Path’, takes on rogue detox and treatment facilities. After over seventeen years of working with drug and alcohol addiction clients and helping them through detox, treatment and long term recovery, I am as passionate as ever about [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Therapy Today Magazine, “How I became a therapist: Mark Dempster”

Therapy Today magazine has published my journey to becoming a leading addiction recovery counsellor.  My story is about my transformation from being an addict to helping addicts beat their own addictions, from gambling, alcohol, drugs, sex, and more.  Read the article here: If you are looking for a great journal on psychotherapy and counselling, get [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Signs of gambling addiction, London counselling resources

A compulsive gambler is in the grips of a progressive disease. They often are starting off with small bets but as they continue to gambling and push the line to all or nothing, they begin to have many negative side effects. Personally they range from anxiety, anger, secrecy, depression and more. The gambler develops an [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Gambling|0 Comments

Mark Dempster, Director of Addictions at newly launched Recovery Prescribing

Restorative Recovery Prescribing Ltd is jointly run by Tracy Woodward Gagetta and the UK’s foremost addiction expert, Mark Dempster. The organisation’s purpose to continue research with the system and to further the use of the system within the private, voluntary and public sectors, participating in that research. RRP is working on new ways to expand [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Gambling addiction in the UK and current gambling statistics

Gambling addiction is a tough habit to beat as it grips you in a short term reward pattern wherein the player does not fully comprehend the long term losses and impact on their quality of life. Their brain becomes wired to seek out the pleasure of the bet and the win. In case of a [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Gambling|0 Comments