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50 Addiction Recovery Group Activities

2nd May 2022

During your time at drug and alcohol rehab, as part of an effective treatment plan, you will be expected to take part in group therapy. Group therapy is a type of psychological therapy that allows people with similar issues to come together and work through their problems and support one another during the addiction recovery

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What is Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome?

22nd April 2022

Drinking excessively brings with it a large number of potential risks. As well as the possibility of developing an alcohol addiction, alcohol abuse is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15-49 year-olds in the UK, and the fifth-biggest risk factor across all ages.1 One major risk is alcohol-related brain damage, also

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How To Quit Cocaine

1st April 2022

Once an expensive party drug for the elite, cocaine use is now more common with a wide spectrum of cocaine users across society – due to the drug being cheaper and purer than ever. Casual use can quickly turn into a full cocaine addiction with both women and men being affected. The rate of cocaine-related

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What Are Cocaine Eyes?

18th March 2022

It is often said that the eyes are the window to the soul. But they can also be the window to spotting a serious problem: Cocaine addiction. Derived from the Coca plant, cocaine is seen by many as a recreational drug that isn’t addictive. This is a misconception. Cocaine is highly addictive. It is a

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What does alcohol addiction look like?

4th March 2022

Alcoholism is distinctly stereotyped. Someone who suffers from an alcohol dependency is automatically envisioned to drink at all hours and to be heavily influenced by alcohol. They are regularly described as a low life, and as someone who lacks willpower and who cannot control themselves. Stereotypes are however incorrect, making it even harder to spot

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6 Ways To Keep Up With Drug Addiction Treatment

11th February 2022

To overcome a substance use disorder, addiction treatment is an essential step. Both illicit and prescription drugs cause physical and psychological changes if abused and enabled. Those changes impact behaviours, actions, wellbeing, and mental health, requiring intervention. Addiction treatment is a strong recommendation, helping to intervene. Yet the exact addiction treatment services that each person

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What is the disease model of addiction?

4th February 2022

An addiction is diagnosed as a chronic brain condition which is re-occurring and compulsive. It is categorised under the disease model, as it is a condition which requires treatment and management to motivate and sustain recovery. Whilst recovery can be achieved from the likes of a drug or alcohol addiction, relapse is an expected part

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Club Drugs: The Risks, Effects and Dangers

28th January 2022

Many people across the United Kingdom partake in “club drugs,” whether that be to try and enhance the atmosphere on a night out or to increase the intensity of a party at a friend’s house. However, while many people, particularly young people, partake in consuming party drugs at the weekend, this is often done without

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How Does Binge Drinking Affect Your Health?

21st January 2022

According to the charity Alcohol Change UK, more than a quarter (27%) of people who drink in the UK say that they binge drink on their heaviest days of drinking. Binge drinking refers to downing relatively large amounts of alcohol in a short space of time. But what is the precise definition of binge drinking and

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4 Signs of A Substance Use Disorder

14th January 2022

A substance use disorder, also diagnosed as a substance-driven addiction is a brain disorder. Through the misuse and abuse of addictive substances, such as alcohol or drugs, the inability to control consumption can soon become a reality. Addictive substances, such as the legal use of alcohol, medical use of prescription drugs, or illicit use of Class A drugs are highly influential. Whilst initial use is a conscious decision, whether

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