LighterLife Has Conducted A New Survey That Has Revealed The Shocking Scale Of Abuse Faced By Overweight People In Britain

LighterLife has conducted a new survey that has revealed the shocking scale of abuse faced by overweight people in Britain, with nine out of 10 overweight Britons having been called a derogatory name due to their weight.

LighterLife Has Conducted A New Survey That Has Revealed The Shocking Scale Of Abuse Faced By Overweight People In Britain

The survey of over 1,000 adults conducted by weight loss specialist LighterLife, revealed that the younger generation are the worse culprits with 56% of 16-24 year olds cited as responsible for name calling compared to 35% of 55-64 year olds.

When it comes to insulting friends and relatives, men are the most cruel with nearly a third admitting to name calling compared to just 11% of women. Shockingly, 33% of obese or very obese people admitted that they also called others names despite being overweight themselves. And it is friends who appear to receive the brunt of this abuse. Overall, 68% reserved abuse for their friends, 15% insulted their siblings while partners and parents are equal at 10% each.

Mandy Cassidy, a psychotherapist with LighterLife, said: “It’s sad that adults now find such behaviour acceptable, particularly so among the younger age groups, as they could well carry these views as they get older, thus increasing the problem even further.

People can appear to shrug off comments, she added, but inside, they can be devastated: “Often it is only through counselling that the full impact becomes clear – many of our clients have resorted to avoiding social occasions and decline invitations.

“Even some people who appear totally confident say that they become ‘really good liars’ and concoct a range of excuses for not attending events which can drive them indoors to eat as a way of dealing with their hurt and anger, compounding the problem.

“Just because someone is overweight, it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to insult them. This type of prejudice isn’t tolerated in any other walk of life so we shouldn’t allow it here.”

About LighterLife
LighterLife is a weight loss and weight management programme for people who are one stone or more overweight and with a body mass index of 25 or above. LighterLife has helped over 150,000 people to successfully lose weight since 1996.

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Eating Disorder Treatment Delivered In A Discreet And Luxurious Malibu Facility

Malibu is a tremendously special place. From the golden sands to the crystal-blue sky, there’s simply no substitute for the most exclusive enclave on the California coast. That uniqueness helps to explain the phenomenal success rate enjoyed by Malibu eating disorder treatment center residents. It should also leave no doubt about where your interests will best be served.

Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorder rehab is never easy. To complete the process successfully, you’re going to need to achieve robust serenity and profound peace of mind. And, as should perhaps go without saying, there’s no better place to achieve peace and serenity than in the idyllic seclusion of Malibu, California.

Malibu’s most successful eating disorder treatment facility is perched high on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, well removed from the tension and tumult of metropolitan Los Angeles. The center’s residents will tell you that that location provides for an ideal healing environment from any type of eating disorder. The only question, now, is whether you’ll be wise enough to listen. You already know that an eating disorder or any addiction is a devastating disease, one that strips its victims of their hope and joy and dignity. For your own sake, for the sake of the people who care about you, let today be the day you start learning how Malibu’s best treatment clinic can help you solve the problem.

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Sunset Is Announcing Its Redoubled Efforts In Helping Clients Rebuild Their Personal Dignity And Self-Esteem

Sunset Malibu, an upscale treatment facility on the California coast, has long been a transformational force in the field of rehabilitation and recovery. Now, Sunset is announcing its redoubled efforts in helping clients rebuild their personal dignity and self-esteem.

Sunset Is Announcing Its Redoubled Efforts In Helping Clients Rebuild Their Personal Dignity And Self-Esteem

Addiction is a psychologically crippling disease. To succumb to substance abuse is to be stripped of one’s capacity for positive thought, and one’s sense of self-control. The best drug treatment facilities, then, are those which help their clients learn to feel good about themselves again. In the end, there’s no better foundation for meaningful and lasting recovery.

Those considerations, in turn, comprise the core of Sunset Malibu’s treatment philosophy.

With its world-class caregivers and elegant accommodations, Sunset Malibu is an unparalleled recovery destination. The center has always catered to upscale clients from every corner of the globe. Now Sunset is renewing its commitment to its core values, with the goal of delivering dignifying and ennobling care to individuals who seek it. At Sunset Malibu, the client’s emotional well-being always comes first.

“Our residents generally come to us with severe psychological issues,” said Sunset Malibu owner Richard Taite. “We believe it’s our duty to help them heal from the inside-out, which is why we employ advanced dual-diagnosis techniques and administer professional depression treatment. We’ve found that such therapies can mean the difference between the success and failure of the recovery process.”

But that commitment to whole-person healing is precisely what sets Sunset apart from its competitors.

It’s one thing for a rehab facility to pay lip service to the importance of emotional wellness. It’s quite another, though, for that institution to put principle into practice. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that many of the most high-priced clinics in Los Angeles fail to meet the psychological needs of their clients. It should come as no surprise that such clinics rarely produce positive outcomes for their residents.

Taite, for his part, believes that such failures are unforgivable.

“Our clients trust us with their lives,” Taite said. “We’re both honored and humbled by the responsibility, and we stop at nothing to justify their faith in us. At Sunset Malibu, recovery isn’t just a goal-it’s also the only reason we exist.”

It’s no secret that addiction ruins lives. What isn’t so obvious is that addiction treatment saves them. The caregivers at Sunset Malibu are leading figures in the fight against substance dependency. For those individuals lucky enough to receive their assistance, tomorrow really can be brighter than today.

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Cliffside Malibu Uses Advanced Techniques Promoting Holistic Healing

Cliffside Malibu, an upscale rehab facility on the Malibu coast, has long been a leading light in the California treatment community. Now, the center is pleased to announce its renewed commitment to helping clients achieve sustainable holistic recovery.

Cliffside Malibu Uses Advanced Techniques Promoting Holistic Healing

Addiction is both a physical and psychological disease. On the one hand, substance abuse victims suffer from acute chemical dependency. On the other, they’re prone to self-destructive patterns of thought and behavior. The practical implication, of course, is that successful treatment must promote healing both in body and in mind. In the end, there’s simply no other way to ensure the success of the detox and rehab process.

Those principles, in turn, form the foundation of Cliffside Malibu’s treatment philosophy.

With its expert caregivers and posh amenities, Cliffside Malibu is a world-class institution. The center has always catered to an elite clientele. Now Cliffside is expanding its mission, with the goal of delivering holistic care to those individuals who need it. At Cliffside Malibu, nothing less than comprehensive excellence will ever be acceptable.

“There’s no such thing as partial addition recovery,” said Cliffside Malibu Program Director Dr. Georgina Smith. “Real healing has to be total healing, which is why our treatment specialists use advanced dual-diagnosis techniques to assess both the physical and mental health of every new client. We like to believe that our record of success reflects our commitment to the holistic wellness of our residents.”

And that commitment, in no uncertain terms, is precisely what distinguishes Cliffside from its competitors.

Every drug detox and addiction treatment facility claims to serve the best interests of its clients. Some of them actually do make a good-faith effort to live up to their promises. But only a handful actually provide the sort of physical and psychological treatment that makes real recovery possible. As should go without saying, those facilities which fall short of their own standards rarely help addiction victims achieve any sort of lasting sobriety.

For recovery patients and their families, say Cliffside administrators, that sort of failure is unacceptable.

“There are no second chances in the fight against addiction,” said Patricia Freeberry, Cliffside’s Clinical Director. “You either get it right the first time or you pay an unspeakable price. At Cliffside Malibu, we understand what’s at stake for our clients, and we do everything in our power to help them get all the way to where they need to go.”

No addiction victim needs to be told about the perils of the disease. The good news, though, is that there really is help out there. Cliffside Malibu’s dual-diagnosis techniques have a proven record of long-term success. Now more than ever before, addiction victims have reason to believe in the promise of a brighter future.

Cliffside Malibu is a luxury drug and alcohol detox center located in Malibu, California. For further details about Cliffside’s treatment methods, amenities, or other general information about detox procedures, please call 1-800-501-1988 or visit our Web site at

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