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Cathryn Kemp at Saatchi

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Cathryn Kemp’s art work that she created whilst in treatment at PROMIS going through a difficult detox can be viewed on the Saatchi Gallery website.


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Government policy on drugs

Monday, December 20th, 2010

New government policy towards addiction viewed with some scepticism


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Use of methadone for long-term heroin addiction treatment

Monday, November 15th, 2010

I was quoted in The Sun newspaper today on the use of methadone to treat heroin addicts on the NHS, here is what I said: HAVING people on methadone for years is a travesty. But if you get them off it you have to work out how to help them next.


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The Wonders of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Working with horses and professional therapists, people discover new ways of dealing with addiction problems. Many times patients receive an invaluable insight into their own behaviours through interacting with these magnificent creatures. A relationship developed with a horse can offer challenges to help overcome fears, build up trust, respect, compassion, develop communication skills, problem solving […]


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Horse riding at PROMIS

Friday, June 18th, 2010

What better way to take in the beautiful Kent countryside than on horseback! Horse riding offers a great workout for both the mind and body, physically boosting the cardiovascular system and mentally easing stresses on the mind. Horse riding is recognised as having excellent therapeutic qualities. The psychological benefits can be of equal importance to […]


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Relax in the PROMIS Tipi

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The word ‘tipi’ comes from the Lakota language and is made up of two elements: thi, which means ‘to dwell in’ and pi, which means ‘they dwell’. No temporary structure is more beautiful, more comfortable, more robust or more practical. The tipi is strong enough to withstand fierce storms and is capable of being a […]


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World Cup with PROMIS

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Brits set to consume 774 billion calories in snacks, 95 billion calories in drinks and almost 3 billion units of alcohol during the World Cup 2010. A research by AXA PPP health-care has revealed that millions of football supporters in the UK could be putting their health at risk, with alcohol and calorie consumption and […]


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Rehab Diary in the Sun Newspaper

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Catheryn Kemp describes her brave battle to come of pain killers in an article she has written for the Sun newspaper.


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Mephedrone

Monday, March 29th, 2010

There are calls again this morning for the urgent reclassification of mephedrone.
This is a very interesting problem because it sits right on the fault line of a crucial addiction debate which we need to grasp now before it’s too late.


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Will Self

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Will Self addresses a group of Doctors and Psychiatrists to offer an insight into addiction.


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