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A-Z Guide to Veterans and Addiction

23rd June 2016

In this post, we discuss the topic of addiction amongst veterans. You may be surprised to learn that veterans are able to survive war zones but struggle to survive a peaceful environment when they return home. However, when veterans return from combat, they face multiple challenges as they adjust into ‘normal life’ outside of the

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Ultimate Guide to Addiction & Suicide

31st May 2016

When you are addicted to drugs, alcohol or certain behaviours such as gambling, there undoubtedly exists a wide range of dangers to your physical and mental health. Drug and alcohol users are often concerned with the risk of overdose, and often overlook psychological-fuelled risks such as suicide. To correct this, we outline the dangers of

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Unofficial Steps to Conquering Early Recovery

24th February 2016

  Guide to Early Recovery 10-Steps to a Sober Future! [Incl. BONUS Case Studies!]   Here’s the deal: At Ocean Recovery Centre  we treat thousands of clients each year for drug and alcohol addiction. Many of these clients are new to life ‘in recovery.’ Patients often enter their new abstinent existence following many years of

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Welsh Government to Spend £2.4M to Treat Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

11th February 2016

The Welsh Government announced yesterday it’s plans to inject a further £2.4M into plans to help treat alcohol-related liver disease. The Government says the extra money will be ploughed into a national awareness campaign. The news follows Office of National Statistics data revealing an increase in deaths caused by alcohol-related liver disease in Wales. The

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Ketamine Could be Used to Treat Depression

11th February 2016

Study after study seems to confirm the effectiveness of ketamine at treating people suffering from clinical depression. ‘Proof’ that ketamine may be utilised in the treatment of depression dates back to a report published in 2006 by the National Institutes of Health. This report concluded that clients treated with ketamine “showed significant improvement in depression” compared

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Women Urged to ‘Think’ About Cancer Before Drinking Alcohol

11th February 2016

England’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, has urged fellow women to ‘weigh up’ the risk of cancer before drinking a single glass of wine.  Dame Sally says she imposes this ‘cost-benefit’ analysis personally. These comments were made by Dame Sally last week during a Common’s select committee and follow recent alterations to the ‘alcohol

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New Study Reveals Risks of Binge Drinking

25th January 2016

The medical community and indeed good common-sense all unanimously agree that binge drinking is detrimental to human health. However, a startling new report published in Biomolecules reveals binge drinking could be significantly worse for our health than was previously thought. According to the report, these health risks include life-threatening conditions such as liver damage.  

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The Potential Disadvantages Of ‘Dry January’

25th January 2016

What is Dry January? Dry January is an annual ritual of alcohol abstinence started by the British charity Alcohol Concern in 2013. As the name suggests, this requires participants to undertake an entire month without alcohol. However, experts now warn ‘Dry January’ may cause more harm than good over the course of 2016. Most of

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Men Drink Twice As Much As Women In England, NHS Reveals

25th January 2016

A shocking new study published by NHS England reveals men living in England drink twice as much as their female peers.   Age and wealth were also considered factors that influence how much alcohol people are likely to consume. The study says around one in twenty males living in England drink an incredible 50 units

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