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Taking The First Steps Towards Recovery

13th December 2019

Recovery from addiction isn’t easy, and will take a lot of work and a lot of time until you are able to consider yourself ‘recovered’. For many addicts, though, the first steps are the hardest, as this is the point at which you have to accept that you have a problem, and make the frightening

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Is Addiction A Disease Or A Choice?

6th December 2019

Although an ever-increasing amount of research now indicates that addiction is in fact a form of brain disorder rather than a conscious choice, many people still suffer with the stigma that is attached to addiction. As with raising awareness that has come with mental health issues, there is no reason why addiction shouldn’t be viewed in

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Big Pharma Under Fire For The Opioid Crisis

28th November 2019

As the opioid crisis continues to grow in America, it is gratifying to many that the multibillion dollar companies who manufacture and distribute the drugs are beginning to face the consequences of their actions. In August of this year, an Oklahoma judge ruled against Johnson & Johnson, a company which manufactures prescription opioids and also

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PTSD and Addiction

22nd November 2019

Although seemingly unrelated conditions, PTSD and addiction are commonly diagnosed together. Those who develop PTSD as a result of a traumatic event or experience often use alcohol or drugs to cope with their symptoms. In  time this substance use can become just as disabling as the condition it is being used to alleviate, and those

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The Dangers Of Enabling Addiction

5th November 2019

Whilst it can be painful to watch a loved one struggling with addiction, meaning that you want to do everything in your power to help them and make their life more comfortable, some actions actually cause more harm than good. In these cases, in trying to help your loved one, you may unfortunately be enabling

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The Choice Between Alcohol And Freedom

30th October 2019

One of the things that addicts on the road to recovery come up against often is the idea that their addiction is a choice and not an illness. It is this stigma that can cause addicts to avoid admitting that they have a problem, making it less likely that they will ever recover. However, it

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Middlesbrough Is Becoming A Hub For Heroin

30th October 2019

A growing heroin problem in Middlesbrough, North East England, has raised concerns that the town is becoming a hub for heroin in the United Kingdom. The Middlesbrough heroin problem is starting to draw in addicts from other towns and cities due to the relatively cheap price of heroin and it being one of the most

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