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Alcohol and Panic Attacks: Is There a Link?

17th May 2024

When we drink alcohol, it can definitely cause some feelings of anxiety. But can they cause something more significant, like a panic attack? This question is one that many want an answer to as they work on understanding their personal relationships with alcohol and mental health. This blog explores whether there is a genuine link

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How to Repair a Damaged Liver from Alcohol

10th May 2024

.The liver, one of the body’s most vital organs, plays an essential role in processing nutrients, filtering toxins, and supporting overall health. Unfortunately, excessive alcohol consumption can severely damage this important organ. Understanding the impact of alcohol on the liver and recognising the signs of damage are the first steps towards recovery. This article explores

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What is Freebasing?

3rd May 2024

Drug addiction can come in many forms. If you are not part of the world, there are many terms and actions you might not be familiar with. To an addict, these are part of everyday life. Freebasing is a term you might have heard but are unsure what it means. It’s an aspect of substance

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Alcohol and Gut Health: 5 Common Problems

26th April 2024

Heavy alcohol use can cause a number of health problems, especially if you binge drink or suffer from an alcohol addiction. One of the most common health problems that arise is gut problems, which can involve a wide variety of health issues which require treatment to overcome. Find out the relationship between alcohol and gut

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How Long Does Cocaine Chest Pain Last?

19th April 2024

Some people who use cocaine experience chest pain during or after use, particularly if a large quantity of cocaine has been consumed – but how long does cocaine chest pain last for? From a few hours to a day or two after cocaine use, the time that chest pain lasts varies after cocaine use. Find

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What is Cold Turkey? Definition & Risks

12th April 2024

Have you ever wondered what the term ‘cold turkey’ actually means? This blog explores what going cold turkey means and the risks and considerations of this approach to quitting substances or behaviours.   What Does Cold Turkey Mean? Cold turkey is a term used to describe when a person completely stops consuming any substances without

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What to Do When Your Partner Has an Addiction

5th April 2024

Addiction is a complex condition that can be extremely difficult to deal with. It can damage your physical and mental health, but it is not only the person with the addiction who is affected. Addiction, substance misuse and all the related behaviours can also take a toll on loved ones and other people around you.

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Can Alcohol Cause Cancer?

28th March 2024

It is well-known that alcohol can have a number of serious effects on both physical and mental health. Alcohol misuse, in fact, 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. Alcohol is also known to be a causal

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Addiction and Serotonin: Is There a Link?

25th March 2024

Drug and alcohol addiction are diseases that affect millions worldwide and there are a number of reasons why people are more likely to develop it. Understanding the roots of addiction is crucial for effective treatment, which is why addiction is being consistently researched. A factor that is currently being studied as part of addiction research

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What is Protracted Withdrawal?

18th March 2024

Protracted withdrawal, also known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS), is a prolonged and persisting set of symptoms that are experienced after the acute phase of withdrawal from substances such as drugs or alcohol. Find out more about what protracted withdrawal is and how PAWS is treated here.   What is PAWS? Acute withdrawal (also known

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