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Study shows Opioid Addiction More Likely For People Who Had Covid-19

A study conducted on the survivors of COVID-19 has revealed many worrying aspects. This includes a huge rise in opioid use disorders. Washington University School of Medicine and V.A. St. Louis Healthcare System researchers conducted a comprehensive study. The study....

How to Help an Alcoholic – A Step By Step Guide

If someone you know suffers from alcoholism, it is likely you want to help them. Perhaps you don't know where or how to start. Getting a loved one to seek help for an alcohol problem is no easy task. This....
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Club Drugs: The Risks, Effects and Dangers 

Party drugs are commonly used by the younger generation. They enhance the partying experience; whether that be at a club, rave, music festival or a regular Friday night around a friend's house.  Taking drugs and drinking alcohol is pretty much....
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Timeline of What Happens When You Give Up Alcohol

What are the benefits of not drinking alcohol? When you start to feel the benefits of giving up alcohol entirely depends on you as a person. Some people can begin to feel the benefits by days 3 to 4. Some....
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The Shocking Rise in Valium Abuse

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increase of people using the Internet and street dealers to obtain prescription drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia. The drugs causing the most concern are sold as benzodiazepines, including fake Xanax and....
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5 reasons Why Christmas Is the Best Time To Go To Alcohol Rehab

Many people delay seeking help for an alcohol problem until after the Christmas period. We know this due to the heavy demand for alcohol rehab when the Christmas and New Year period is over. January is historically a traditional time....
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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 Covid has changed our drinking habits

  In 2020, there were 5,460 alcohol-specific deaths in England and Wales. This is a 16.4% increase compared to the year before. With this statistic, we can assume that the number of people drinking has increased. What is the cause....
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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....
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Naltrexone For Alcohol Addiction

Naltrexone implants are being considered in the UK by the NHS and private clinics in opiate addiction treatment. Such has been the success of naltrexone that doctors are hoping to use the medication in treating alcohol addictions well. But does....
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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....

Is alcohol putting you in the mood?

For many people, alcohol is a quick and easy way to relax and unwind after a stressful day at work or after a hectic day looking after the kids. A few beers or glasses of wine can help to alleviate....
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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....
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Pregabalin Abuse & Addiction Linked To Suicide

British researchers from Oxford University have conducted a study that revealed those taking pregabalin or gabapentin (the two most commonly prescribed gabapentinoids) are at 26% increased risk of suicide. Tolerance and dependence with both of these drugs develop over time....

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....
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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,....
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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.....

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....
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