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At Acorns Outreach we have researched the addiction problem for some thirty years and we have found that it has been necessary to redefine many of the terms that people use about this problem. This includes the word 'addiction' itself. But addiction is not the only problem that we have researched, and we have found that many of the methods we have discovered that help addicts are also applicable to other mental issues as you will see if you read on.

We have used our own, unique approach to applying the Twelve-step programme and our main treatment course covered the whole twelve steps formulated in the late nineteen thirties. It was aimed at those who have had difficulty with the programme elsewhere or those who want a turbo-charged start in recovery. We have had a success rate of well over 90% when working with individual clients.

We are now establishing a completely new approach to the real problem that is the driving force of all addictions (and some forms of depression). This is the Perdepsyn approach, a name derived from the full name of the fundamental mental condition Perfectionism Dependence Syndrome or just the abbreviation PDS.

Our new Perdepsyn Society meetings concentrate on this completely original idea, which is explained in full in the book Addiction Redefined (click the name to see how you can obtain a copy). The book will help you to see that the Perdepsyn Society meetings are not only beneficial to all addicts, no matter what their particular addiction is, but there is a host of other mental health issues that can benefit from our recovery methods: obsessional thinking as with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), self-harming, suicidal thoughts, depression, low self-esteem, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and many others. 

You will also be able to follow the link to The Perdepsyn Guide, which is a book that tells you about the meetings and explains how the meetings run. The guide includes a number of anonymous biographies illustrating the power of the perdepsyn condition to ruin one's life, and how recovery is possible using the Perdepsyn Recovery Programme. Both of the books have a Preview available (the link is just under the picture of the front cover) so you can see sections of the book and the contents.

It will surprise many people that these life-destroying tendencies are almost always shared by friends and families of those afflicted without their being aware that they have the perdepsyn mindset themselves. Consequently, our meetings are there for anyone who needs help in these areas of difficulty. If you are in doubt, why not come along and find out what's on offer; all we ask is a donation which is completely voluntary. By clicking HERE you can download a poster that explains what we do. This could be of use if you are a member of an organisation like the police or a forces veterans' association where many members suffer from PTSD.

Keep an eye open for changes to the website so that you are kept up-to-date.

Our new website is being reconstructed to engage with the new ideas so there are few links as yet, but you can contact us by...

...telephone: 0191 522 5311

...or email: perdepsyn@acornsoutreach.co.uk

For the latest PERDEPSYN NEWS, click HERE.


[This temporary version of our website is cobbled together for information. The ultimate website will be very different and this is just for guidance and the latest news.]


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