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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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How Long Does Drug-induced Psychosis Last?

13th September 2022

Substance misuse can lead to a long list of physical and mental health issues. Some are more associated with chronic or long-term use, while others can occur at any time. Overdose is a serious physical risk associated with many types of drug use. One of the most serious psychological or mental health risks is drug-induced

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Can Drugs Cause Depression?

31st August 2022

The human mind is a very complicated thing, and it is very delicate. Any change in the brain’s chemistry can cause serious issues such as the development of depression. But most people begin to abuse drugs because they already have a pre-existing mental health problem. This is because getting a formal diagnosis for a mental

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Does Alcohol Reduce Life Expectancy?

31st August 2022

In the UK, there is a big drinking culture that leads to many people drinking more than they should and more often than they should. Because this behaviour is normalised, it can make it difficult for you to be able to identify when you are engaging in excessive drinking. Women and men are advised to

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What is Mary Jane?

26th July 2022

With many different names used to describe marijuana including weed, pot, ganja, sativa, bud, grass, or dope, Mary Jane is just another slang word for cannabis. Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant, which contains a psychoactive chemical which can alter your mind. Cannabis plant material can

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My Partner Has A Porn Addiction

11th July 2022

Is your partner’s porn addiction making you upset and frustrated? Knowing that your partner is addicted to porn may make you feel ashamed, angry and worthless. You think they aren’t attracted to you, and you’re not enough. The good news is that porn addiction is treatable. With the right help, your partner can break free

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What is Conspiracy Theory Addiction?

7th July 2022

Conspiracy theories are when people believe that an event or situation is a result of an action by a powerful and sinister group – despite other explanations being more likely. What’s more, from the first man landing on the moon to Princess Diana’s death, there’s a whole host of conspiracy theories floating around. Here, we

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How Gardening Can Help With Addiction Recovery

17th June 2022

How gardening helps people in addiction recovery Learning to relax, and improving your overall mental health and sense of well-being can play a key part in helping to maintain a healthy lifestyle free from drink or drugs as you move forward. At Ocean Recovery we offer complementary therapies including creative, art and drama therapy alongside

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Infographic: The Effects of TikTok Addiction

17th June 2022

TikTok is a commonly used social media app that has seen a huge influx of users in recent years. While the significant increase in users of the app shows no signs of stopping, the question needs to be asked – is TikTok addictive? It can certainly feel that way for users, as the constant stream

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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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