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The Importance of Accepting Change in Addiction Recovery

Addiction can be so powerful that we slowly begin to lose the things we most cherish – our relationships with family and friends, our employment and chances of success, even our will to live. Despite wresting us from the things we most love, our body and minds can somehow conspire against recovery and at the root [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

Stewart Kennedy joins Mark Dempster Counselling as a Consultant

Stewart Kennedy has joined Mark Dempster Counselling (MDC) as a Consultant liaising between MDC and the City and Canary Wharf. Prior to joining Mark Dempster Counselling, Stewart enjoyed a successful career in the City as a senior corporate, investment and private banker with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo and BNP Paribas in a [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

Online support for addiction counselling

The popular face to face counselling is turning digital. As we grow up with our computers and smartphones, many people have begun and are receiving their counselling through these mediums. Is it as effective as face to face? Yes! But it depends on the person and their individual history. A good start to digital counselling [...]

By | May 7th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

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 (http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/edr/trends-developments/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: http://www.therapytoday.net/article/show/4276/ If you are looking for a great journal on psychotherapy and counselling, get [...]

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