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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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Alcohol Abuse and Chefs

28th October 2019

Known as the industry’s “dirty little secret”, alcohol abuse appears to be rife in the hospitality industry with chefs and other food industry workers being the most affected. This issue was made more widespread by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who has given interviews and even produced a documentary on the issue. Alcohol abuse and chefs

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The Key Links Between Domestic Abuse And Substance Abuse

18th October 2019

There is a strong link between domestic violence and substance abuse, which has been studied and ascertained time and time again. A number of studies have concluded that the majority of domestic abusers have some sort of addiction issue, or reliance on substances. In families where domestic violence is present, there is a strong likelihood

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How to be in the presence of alcohol after recovery

7th October 2019

A common question asked by alcoholics when they enter rehab is “Can I ever go back to drinking moderately again?” Whilst there are varying opinions on the matter, the general consensus is no. For those who have become addicted to a substance, there is very little chance of them ever being able to take it

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What role does peer pressure have in addiction

1st October 2019

Peer pressure is often linked to addiction, particularly in teenagers and young adults. These formative years are the ones in which people feel the most pressure to fit in and find a group to belong to. When people that they respect are involved in things like drugs and alcohol, peer pressure can make it very

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What are the signs that you need alcohol rehab

23rd September 2019

It isn’t easy for people to accept that they have a drinking problem, for a number of reasons. One of these is that there is a drinking culture, especially in the UK, which normalises heavy and problem drinking. For those who exhibit damaging drinking behaviours, it is too easy to explain away any thought that

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A Harmful Drug Could Surprisingly Be the Answer to Further Improving Alcohol Addiction Treatment

19th September 2019

When dealing with any kind of substance abuse and addiction, the most common guidelines and advice state that you should avoid any type of intoxicating substances while in recovery. If you’re suffering from heroin addiction, drinking alcohol is a no-no. That feeling of intoxication can quickly kickstart cravings for harder drugs, it’s a relapse waiting

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