alcohol anxiety

Drinking and Anxiety – Hidden Impact of Lockdown

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems. During the pandemic, the British have drunk more alcohol due to loneliness, depression and anxiety. Dramatic changes in all our lives during the past six months have increased anxiety levels.....

How Coronavirus has changed our drinking habits

  Research shows that during the Covid-19 lockdown, alcohol sales have risen globally by a staggering 291%. With the sales of spirits rocketing by 31.7%, this suggests that not only are we drinking more but that we are also opting....
prescribed drugs

1 in 4 Adults in England Could Be Hooked On Prescribed Drugs

A new report commissioned by the government to review addictive prescription drugs has revealed that 1 in 4 adults was prescribed them last year. Public Health England (PHE) took information from prescribing data, literature and personal experiences to review 5....

Does Naltrexone Help With Alcohol Problems?

Naltrexone implants are the latest buzz word in opiate addiction treatment and often perceived as a bulletproof vest in fighting active addiction. But does naltrexone help with alcohol problems? Do naltrexone implants actually work, and what are they? Naltrexone is....
cross-addiction

Dangers of Cross-addiction – But that’s not my problem… right?

The first step to recovery - Admission Before we can address any problem, we must, of course, admit that there is a problem. One of the oldest and most established forms of addiction treatment, the 12 step model, invariably has....
drinking alone

Does Drinking Alone Make You An Alcoholic?

People often enjoy having a drink every once in a while. To be fair, sometimes, it is relaxing to have a drink after work, while you’re waiting for your spouse to come home. Or it could be a drink at....

Nutrition During Addiction Recovery

You cannot overstate the importance of nutrition and a balanced diet when it comes to good mental and physical health, particularly during addiction recovery. More and more people these days seem to be watching what they eat and monitoring how....
online pharmacies

How Online Pharmacies Are Creating Drug Addicts

Online pharmacies are nothing new, but they are now operating under the false pretence of appearing to be more reputable - giving the illusion that any medication purchased from them is safe to take. With a click of a button,....
drug abuse

The Lingering “Disease” Those who Recover From Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Many articles are written on how to recover from drug or alcohol addiction, but little is written about the impact that this illness has on an individual and how it continues to do so even once they have resolved the....

What are the Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms of Cocaine Abuse?

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant and therefore extremely addictive, both physically and mentally. Made from the coca plant leaves it goes by many ‘street’ names including coke, blow, snow, crack and rocks. Utilised by healthcare professionals for medical purposes as....
high functioning alcoholic

Are You A High Functioning Alcoholic?

High functioning alcoholism has become more and more common, especially with the pressures and demands of today's society to be seen as successful. Officially classed as alcohol use disorder, the problem can range from mild to severe in its symptoms.....
opioid addiction

Can You Quit Opioids Cold Turkey? Perhaps. . . but Residential Treatment is the Better Option!

Addicted to opioids and you want to stop? You may be considering going cold turkey and trying to quit on your own using willpower alone. This may work for some, but it can be dangerous to your health to withdraw....

5 Tips for Addiction Relapse Prevention

Preventing a relapse There is an old quote that goes, “Failing to plan is like planning to fail.” You need to have a plan on how to get where you are going, and if you don’t, how will you get....

Cannabis – Should it be Decriminalised?

There is much concern about the link between cannabis use and mental health problems and the risk of dependence. Research shows that 10% of regular users become dependent on it, and the risk of addiction is higher if you start....

Is the Opioid Epidemic Spreading to the UK?

The Rise in Opioid Addiction The US has had to cope with an opioid epidemic since the 1990s, seeing substantial increases in opioid use and misuse – of opioids, especially for morphine and codeine. There has also been a coinciding....
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