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Welcome to the Help Me Stop Blog

We have created this space to share insight and stories, ideas and real-life experiences, to help you and your loved ones on the journey to recovery. 

Read pieces from our clients, our team members, and friends, to help you understand the world of mental health and addiction. We focus on treatment and recovery, to offer hope and insight into how sustainable change is achieved. We want you to know that you’re not alone in this journey. 

Browse the entries to find recovery stories, life beyond the programme, identifying and helping friends with mental illness and/or addictions, and more. We are here to offer support when you need it, whether that is in the form of helpful content and resources, one-to-one counselling or our affordable Dayhab programmes..

How to Improve Your Self Esteem

How we view ourselves has a huge impact on what we do and how we live. This is called self-esteem and it can be affected by things like drug and
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Alcohol is Killing Me, How Can I Stop?

Rocky McKnight, Help Me Stop Treatment Service Manager, writes about the nature of addiction, a compulsive and profoundly anti-social disorder, and how 'pro-social' group therapy brings about addiction recovery.
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Why Do We Need Online Rehab for Alcohol and Drug Addiction?

There is an important and growing place for Online Rehab for addiction. It's very affordable, accessible, intensive alcohol and drug treatment - and it works.
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Help Me Stop join Trinity’s Big Sleep Out at Winchester Cathedral

An all-nighter of fun, food and fundraising for homeless people, Trinity's Big Sleep Out was utterly inspired. Help Me Stop Winchester joined the celebration.
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Louise Speaks to Metro about Cocaine Addiction and Motherhood

Now over 15 months into recovery from cocaine addiction and alcohol addiction, Louise talks candidly to the Metro about the perfect storm of post-natal depression, loneliness, Covid lockdowns, and addiction.
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Book Your Alcohol or Drug Rehab Assessment at Help Me Stop Winchester

Help Me Stop has a new Dayhab in Winchester, providing the most affordable, intensive, alcohol and drug rehab in the UK. Book your assessment by calling 01962 217 090.
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Does Life Improve after Addiction Treatment?

For addiction recovery to last, life has to feel better without alcohol and drugs. Before and after addiction treatment, our clients rate their satisfaction.
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Does Online Rehab for Addiction Really Work?

Online therapy isn't new, so what is the evidence for its success? Chris Cordell writes about the proof, pros and cons of online rehab for addiction.
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Help with Alcohol for My Son or Daughter: 10 FAQs

Mums and Dads, we understand how hard it is to watch what's happening to your loved one in addiction. Often, parents experience intense worry, sadness, frustration, anger, along with a sense of powerlessness to change what is happening. But there is hope, including effective help with alcohol addiction.
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‘Cocaine Addiction Affected my Kids…

We wish Louise a very happy Mother's Day. Now one year into her cocaine addiction recovery, she feels grateful to be alive, and has a special relationship with her kids.
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Our Dayhab exists to make rehab more accessible, affordable, and achievable for those suffering from drug and alcohol addictions. Our revolutionary programme means that our clients can access a non-residential rehab programme, either in London or online, at a fraction of the cost of traditional rehab. Our team members work with our clients closely to tailor our treatment programmes to each individual, and guide them in the direction of recovery. We utilise the 12 step approach, as well as integrative counselling, to give you the tools you need for recovery in the real world. 

We can also work with clients in one-to-one counselling who have a wide range of mental health and wellbeing needs, including depression, anxiety disorders, stress, relationship issues, all forms of addiction, debt issues, bereavement, and much more.

Read stories from past clients who have been through the programme, and get advice for life in recovery  Most of our team are in long-term recovery themselves, so they know exactly what it is like and what you’re going through. 

We are committed to supporting you and equipping you with the tools and information you will need beyond your time with us. For our Dayhab clients, we offer three months of aftercare free of charge following your programme, and we offer a range of resources to help beyond that point. 

If you are keen to learn more about Dayhab and how non-residential rehab in London and online could help you with addiction, then get in touch on +44(0)208 191 9191 or send us an email at and we will get back to you to talk through the options.

Please also get in touch for details of our one-to-one counselling packages, in London and online.