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Welsh Government to Spend £2.4M to Treat Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

The Welsh Government announced yesterday it’s plans to inject a further £2.4M into plans to help treat alcohol-related liver disease.The Government says the extra money will be ploughed into a national awareness campaign.The news follows Office of National Statistics data revealing an increase in deaths caused by alcohol-related liver disease in Wales.The number of deaths […]

By |February 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Ketamine Could be Used to Treat Depression

Study after study seems to confirm the effectiveness of ketamine at treating people suffering from clinical depression.’Proof’ that ketamine may be utilised in the treatment of depression dates back to a report published in 2006 by the National Institutes of Health.This report concluded that patients treated with ketamine “showed significant improvement in depression” compared to a […]

Women Urged to ‘Think’ About Cancer Before Drinking Alcohol

England’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, has urged fellow women to ‘weigh up’ the risk of cancer before drinking a single glass of wine. Dame Sally says she imposes this ‘cost-benefit’ analysis personally.These comments were made by Dame Sally last week during a Common’s select committee and follow recent alterations to the ‘alcohol consumption guidelines’. Dame […]

By |February 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

New Study Reveals Risks of Binge Drinking

The medical community and indeed good common-sense all unanimously agree that binge drinking is detrimental to human health. However, a startling new report published in Biomolecules reveals binge drinking could be significantly worse for our health than was previously thought. According to the report, these health risks include life-threatening conditions such as liver damage.Rise and […]

The Potential Disadvantages of ‘Dry January’

Most of you will have undoubtedly came across the ‘Dry January’ campaign promoted by Alcohol Concern and backed by Public Health England. Over two million people are thought to be currently taking part in the campaign. As the name suggests, this requires participants to undertake an entire month without alcohol. On the face of it, […]

NHS reveals Men in England drink twice as much as women

A shocking new study published by NHS England reveals men living in England drink twice as much as their female peers.   Age and wealth were also considered factors that influence how much alcohol people are likely to consume. The study says around one in twenty males living in England drink an incredible 50 units of […]

Top Recovery Blogs of 2015

Around this time last year, we published the Twitter Influencer Awards in the ‘recovery’ category. We received positive feedback for this piece of content. However, many of those who receive an award were industry ‘heavy weights’. This is because the Twitter awards are largely determined by the ratio Twitter ‘followers’ to ‘following’, along with a few […]

By |December 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Malaysia Set to Raise Age of Legal Alcohol Consumption

Malaysia announced last week its intention to raise the age its citizens may legally drink alcohol. The current legal age for alcohol consumption is 18, but this is now set to raise to 21 in early 2016.Lawmakers are reacting to what they claim to be recent increases in underage drinking.The Malaysian Government also plans to […]

New Campaign Outlines Evils of Cocaine Trade in Upbeat Video

A new campaign has been set up by the National Crime Agency (NCA). The campaign aims to target the social conscious of ‘recreational’ cocaine users by outlining the violence and murder that accompanies the international cocaine trade.The campaign is spearheaded by a cartoon video. The video demonstrates the damage inflicted by the cocaine trade on […]

Is Alcohol Addiction Dangerous?

In this blog post, we answer the question “Is alcohol addiction dangerous?” At Ocean Recovery Centre, our alcohol detox clinic treats hundreds of patients suffering from alcoholism each month.With this insight, we can categorically say that alcohol addiction is incredibly dangerous to your health. When we say ‘health’ we mean both your mental and physical […]