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Is Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise?

30th July 2021

Prescription drugs can have many different benefits, from helping people to manage chronic pain to tackling illnesses and infections, helping people to get to sleep or stabilising moods and helping with mental health issues. Some prescription drugs can be misused however, and this can be dangerous for a number of reasons. Using these drugs inappropriately

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Can CBD be Effective in Addiction Recovery?

28th July 2021

Director of Rehab Clinics Group and Ocean Recovery Centre; John Gillen sat down with Psychiatrist Dr Alexander Lapa to find out whether CBD can be an affective aide against addiction and gather a more in depth understanding of the benefits and draw backs of CBD. What is the fuss around CBD? Currently, it appears the

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What Causes Alcohol Addiction?

23rd July 2021

Across the world, individuals struggling with alcohol addictions continue to be portrayed in a negative light.  However, alcohol addictions do not discriminate. If you have to come to realise that an alcohol addiction is impairing the quality of your life, you may be somewhat bewildered when considering what has caused you to become addicted to

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Diagnosing Addiction

16th July 2021

It can feel extremely daunting to be diagnosed with addiction. Your diagnosis may be a shock to you, you may feel lost in a complex process, or you may feel like you’re being judged for your condition. It’s natural to in fact experience a mixture of emotions, on diagnosis, as there are many unfamiliar encounters ahead. Being diagnosed

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How to Help Someone Struggling with Anxiety

9th July 2021

It is difficult to watch a family member or friend experience anxiety and it can have a crippling effect on family safety and daily tasks. However, if you know someone struggling with anxiety, or you are experiencing the symptoms of anxiety yourself, there are steps that can be put in place to provide help and

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Link Between Alcohol and Mental Health

9th July 2021

Each year, 1 in every 4 people, here in the UK experience symptoms of mental health conditions. From depression to anxiety and panic disorders, a quarter of the population, to some degree, struggle with balancing, digesting, and managing their emotions and outlooks. One reason for this is heavy alcohol consumption. While alcohol may be seen as a reliever of mental health struggles, there is in fact a

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The Best Apps To Help You Quit Smoking

11th June 2021

There is NHS quit smoking help available, many people find that replacement therapies like nicotine gum can help and some may find techniques such as hypnotherapy to be valuable. In the digital age, when most people now have a smartphone to hand throughout the day, quit smoking apps can provide another helping hand.   The

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Symptoms of an Anxiety Attack

28th May 2021

But sometimes the psychological and physical effects of anxiety can occur suddenly and intensely. If you feel overwhelmed by feelings of worry and panic you may be experiencing what is known as an anxiety attack.   Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Attacks It is important to point out that anxiety attacks are not dangerous- but

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Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment. What Is Best For Me?

24th May 2021

Drug and/or alcohol abuse treatment programmes will typically fall into one of the two following categories — outpatient or inpatient rehabilitation. And, while both of these options are equally focused on the process of rehabilitation, each form of treatment has its own specialised attributes and benefits which it can offer the patient. Inpatient rehab treatment

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Relapse Prevention Techniques

24th May 2021

Each year, just over a quarter of a million adults in the United Kingdom seek treatment for a substance addiction. In addition, a large number of British adults will secure treatment for a behavioural addiction. As addiction treatment is secured, many successfully overcome their struggles with substances and behaviours.  However, up to 80% of individuals

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