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The Warning Signs of Addiction in Teens

27th January 2023

Addiction can, unfortunately, happen to anyone – regardless of gender, lifestyle and even age. If you suspect your teenager may be using drugs or drinking alcohol, it’s important that you address the topic. Acting soon can lead to a more positive outcome for everyone involved. Here, we reveal the warning signs of addiction in teens

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5 Useful New Year’s Resolutions for Recovering Addicts

13th January 2023

When facing the prospect of an addiction-free new year, you may have some doubts creeping into your mind. If this is the case, it is important to reconnect with your therapists and reach out. Many of us place pressure on ourselves to achieve highly in the first weeks of the new year and expect miracles

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Signs That You May Need Rehab

19th December 2022

Do you wonder whether you would benefit from a stint in drug or alcohol rehab? Perhaps someone else has mentioned that you should seek medical support. Either way, if you are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, it can be hard to recognise the symptoms or even admit that you need help. At Ocean Recovery

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How to Host a Recovering Addict at Christmas

9th December 2022

Christmas is supposed to be a time of happiness and joy, but the traditional season of goodwill can also be challenging for a lot of people. For those struggling with bereavement, loneliness and a wide range of other situations, the Christmas period can be very difficult. People who are struggling with an addiction or are

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Does Blackpool Have the Worst Drink Problem in the UK?

28th November 2022

Tourists flock to Blackpool all year round to enjoy the famous pleasure beach, coastline, nightlife and iconic tower. Despite being a traditional seaside town, Blackpool has the highest levels of alcoholism in the UK.   Alcohol Addiction in Blackpool The amount of people being treated for alcohol addiction is three times the national average. 32

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No Alcohol November

18th November 2022

Is There Any Science Behind Not Drinking for a Month? Regular excessive drinking is always unhealthy, but as we head into the Christmas season, this behaviour is not only normalised but expected as part of the celebrations. As part of this, many people choose to partake in no alcohol November also known as dry November.

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Pros and Cons of Legalising Drugs

1st November 2022

There are a number of pros and cons of legalising drugs and there is no single easy answer. The legalisation of drugs is a very contentious issue and can raise strong opinions on both sides of the drug legislation debate. There is no denying that many drugs can have an extremely negative affect on both

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How Do I Find An Addiction Recovery Sponsor?

26th October 2022

It’s completely normal to feel scared about the prospect of private rehabilitation treatment coming to an end. After all, this is when most people experience obstacles and temptations. But there is plenty of help out there – one of these being local meetings in the community like Alcoholics Anonymous. A close-knit group of recovered and

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How Bad is Blackpool’s Drug Problem?

14th October 2022

Dubbed the Drug Death Capital of England, it’s been revealed that Blackpool has some of the highest rates of deaths associated with drug misuse in England and Wales. All over the UK, drug deaths are rising but Lancashire appears to have a particularly tough challenge when it comes to cracking down on addiction and abuse.

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5 Ways Alcohol Destroys Relationships

22nd September 2022

In the UK, we have a drinking culture that often portrays alcohol as a bit of harmless fun – even when used in excess. In most cases, drinking in moderation is relatively harmless, but alcohol misuse can have serious consequences. In England, alcohol is the leading cause of ill-health, disability, and death among people aged

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