Nina Bradshaw

Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK. She earned a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder Studies, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work.

Sober Recovery Expert Author

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. Nina earned her Masters Degree in Personality Disorder Studies from the University of Central Lancashire, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the University of Chester and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work from the Manchester Metropolitan University. She is also in recovery from addiction which gives her a unique perspective on the area of mental health and substance misuse.

Understanding the Non 12-Step Perspective

By Nina Bradshaw

There are a number of approaches that are not 12-step in orientation, but do offer group support. Continue Reading

man with substance issues fearful of getting sober

The 3 Biggest Fears I Had About Getting Sober

By Nina Bradshaw

Fear is a painful and difficult emotion to deal with. It took me an awful long time to face mine, and it has been an arduous pr... Continue Reading


Have You Heard of the Eight-Step Recovery?

By Nina Bradshaw

Eight-Step Recovery is a 5-year-old Buddhist-based recovery program and book co-founded by Dr. Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Param... Continue Reading

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

Using Mindfulness to Overcome Addiction

By Nina Bradshaw

There's nothing to lose if you try it out. And if it works, then you would have gained a valuable tool that you can use at any ... Continue Reading

staying ahead of cravings in alcoholism

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

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

Stressful family Christmas dinner

For anyone, this time of year can bring back familial pressures and family dynamics that lead to arguments and upset emotions. ... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Prepare for a Sober Night Out

By Nina Bradshaw

If you're in sobriety, you may have to prepare yourself for the possibility of attending an event where other people may be dri... Continue Reading