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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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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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