Nina Bradshaw

Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK, where she has thirteen years of experience in the mental health field. She is also in recovery from addiction which gives her a unique perspective on the area of mental health and substance misuse.

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My Long Walk Down the Wine Aisle at the Grocery Store

By Nina Bradshaw

One writer shares how the most mundane tasks have changed since sobriety and what it was like to finally overcome her fears. Continue Reading

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3 Ways Drinking Tries to Lure You Back and How to Say “NO!”

By Nina Bradshaw

Drinking thoughts are inevitable. It pays to remember this and to have a comprehensive set of tools and techniques to fall back... Continue Reading

5 Clear Indicators That I Had a Drinking Problem

By Nina Bradshaw

The journey from “normal” to “abnormal” to “problem” drinker is just a matter of degrees. One writer shares 5 pivotal moments w... Continue Reading

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How to Collect Yourself After a Relapse

By Nina Bradshaw

In case a relapse does occur and you feel as though you’ve failed, stop yourself from wallowing in regret and immediately prepa... Continue Reading

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STUDY: We All Have Addiction-Like Tendencies

By Nina Bradshaw

In an August 2016 article, psychology professor Brian Anderson asserts that everyone, to some extent, is wired for addiction. Continue Reading

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5 Subtle Signs That You Might Have a Drinking Problem

By Nina Bradshaw

Checking off most of these signs means you have to think very carefully about the reasons why you work so hard to hide your dri... Continue Reading

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6 Actionable Items to Do When Cravings Hit

By Nina Bradshaw

If you are determined to keep your sobriety, then you have to find a way to manage your urges and maintain equilibrium even whe... Continue Reading

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5 Long-Term Benefits That You Get From Quitting Drugs or Alcohol

By Nina Bradshaw

Some of sobriety's benefits are quite apparent from day one, while other gains may take some time before they settle in. Continue Reading

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7 Popular Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous

By Nina Bradshaw

If your heart simply isn’t in AA, here are a number of other alternatives in which you may find the support you need for your j... Continue Reading

A Full Spectrum Look at Anxiety

By Nina Bradshaw

There's general anxiety and then there's anxiety that constitutes as a disorder. Here's to a complete understanding of the vary... Continue Reading