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What Is A 12 Step Programme?

31st January 2020

For people that are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, the key to recovery is finding a sensible and maintainable treatment plan, that allows them to build a new life free from substances. Many different types of treatment are available for those struggling with addiction, but one of the oldest and most popular forms of

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Will Britain’s Exit From The European Union Impact Addiction Treatments?

29th January 2020

The subject of Brexit has been quite a talking point over the past few years since Britain decided to vote to exit the European Union. One topic that a lot of people have been worrying about is healthcare. Will we still have easy access to medications and life-saving drugs? Will there be a shortage of

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How You Can Help Your Loved Ones Through Their Drug Addiction

17th January 2020

If you think that a friend or family member is suffering from a drug addiction, then it is natural that you will want to help them as much as you can. However, knowing how to go about it is far more difficult than you might think, as those in the grasp of addiction often don’t

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Dry January May Reveal Hidden Alcohol Addiction

9th January 2020

An initiative founded by the UK charity Alcohol Concern, Dry January offers British people the opportunity to give up alcohol for a month following the often alcohol-heavy festive period. Through the website, people are able to sign up and are offered tips and support, with the aim being to raise awareness of the harm that

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UK Drug Deaths On The Rise

3rd January 2020

According to a report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), drug deaths in the UK have increased year on year since 2013. In 2018, the ONS recorded 2,917 deaths from illicit drugs, a rise of 17%. 4,359 people died due to drug poisoning, a figure which includes deaths from controlled and non-controlled drugs, accidental

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Living With An Alcoholic Parent

27th December 2019

An alcoholic parent doesn’t just affect their children and partner, they can actually affect the entire family dynamic and cause ripples that affect loved ones even outside of the family home. For those that do have to cope with an alcoholic parent, whether they are an adult or a child, there are certain things that

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How The Festive Period Can Be A Difficult Time For Addicts

18th December 2019

The holiday season is commonly described as an enjoyable time of the year. Celebrations and alcohol fuelled events are in full swing around Christmas Day and New Year. It’s a busy, overwhelming and emotional time of the year for everyone. Yet, as those celebrations occur, some individuals will feel out of place. Christmas for addicts

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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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