Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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The Pandemic-Push: Why are so Many People Suddenly Buying Prescription Drugs Online?

Prescription-med sales skyrocket due to the pandemic, but when does use become abuse? Paracelsus Recovery’s experts weigh in. More and more people are illegally purchasing prescription medication such as anxiety or sleeping pills online as the pandemic takes its toll on our wellbeing. The pandemic has left a mental health crisis in its wake. Rates…

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What is Narcissism?

On Wednesday, Harvey Weinstein’s 23-year prison-sentence marked a historic moment. Because many have called him a narcissistic, Paracelsus Recovery explains what narcissism actually is. Narcissism is a highly complex personality disorder (NPD). A personality disorder is a type of mental illness that leads an individual to have a distorted pattern of thinking and relating to reality. In…

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David Fenn


David Fenn has been working as a Live-in Therapist since 2018. He has over 30 years’ experience in the Drug and Alcohol, and Mental Health Sector, in Therapeutic, Leadership and Management roles. He is experienced in Residential, Community and Home settings as well as Private Practice, and works with people with alcohol and drug misuse and dependency, eating disorders, trauma and other mental health issues. He has worked with individuals, families and Services in the UK, New Zealand and Europe. He is passionate that people receive quality services that enable them to experience the best opportunities to achieve improved well-being on a sustainable basis. David is a qualified Addictions Counsellor and Psychotherapist and is a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).