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Alcohol Detox – What Does It Involve?

22nd March 2018

Alcohol has ruined the lives of many people throughout the UK. Alcohol, however, is a widely accepted and legal substance whilst being extremely dangerous as well. The government has recently updated its guidelines regarding the weekly maximum alcohol intake recommendation, which is now 14 units per person per week. When a person keeps their alcohol

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Am I Drinking Too Much?

16th February 2018

Around this time of the year, many people tend to reflect more on their drinking behaviour, since the holidays were less than two months ago. As you know, over Christmas and New Year, the drinks flow freely and you can imagine that the average intake of alcohol in the UK is a lot higher than

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How To Make A Party More Fun For Non-Drinkers

1st February 2018

For quite a lot of people, Christmas can be a bit of a struggle. Drinking alcohol over Christmas is part of British culture, and it can be extremely difficult for those who are non-drinkers. Some might not drink due to health reasons, and some might not drink to due to religious reasons. However, there are

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Do I have an addiction to alcohol?

12th September 2017

Do I have an addiction to alcohol? In this blog post, we attempt to answer the question ‘am I an alcoholic?‘ Unfortunately, there exist many misleading stereotypes when it comes to alcoholism. These stereotypes are not helpful because they do not accurately represent alcoholism in the least. When you think about people who suffer from

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Guide to Process Addictions

29th August 2017

In this blog post, we discuss the issue of ‘process addictions’. Process addictions arise when a person becomes addicted to a rewarding behaviour. Typical behaviours known to give rise to a process addiction include gambling, Internet pornography, eating and shopping. Each of these activities is pleasurable and involve the release of dopamine when carried out.

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The Benefits of Going to Rehab Abroad

31st July 2017

In this post, we discuss the benefits of attending a drug rehab and/or alcohol rehab clinic abroad. This article assumes you live in North America. This article is not strictly intended for a European audience, although people living in Europe may nevertheless benefit from what follows. Going to rehab abroad is often termed ‘medical tourism’.

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Benefits of Private Drug Rehab

27th July 2017

In this article, we discuss the benefits of attending a private drug rehab clinic. This is the chief and for many, the only alternative to attending a council-funded rehab clinic. Given funding cutbacks since 2010, many people who experience drug addiction find it incredibly difficult to attend a council-funded rehab clinic, and so private treatment

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Guide to Rebuilding Relationships in Recovery

27th April 2017

If you have experienced addiction, you will likely know the toll this takes on your loving relationships. Many people cite addiction for the reason for a breakup or divorce. Studies indicate families affected by addiction are 400% times more likely to break up compared to families who are unaffected by addiction. Unfortunately, even if the

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How to Succeed at Sober Living After Rehab

26th April 2017

So you’ve successfully completed residential rehab treatment and you are now set to live your life in recovery. All the hard work is over and it’s all downhill from there on out. But only if that was true! Unfortunately, ‘going to rehab’ is only the beginning of your addiction treatment. In reality, the hard work

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Anxiety and Addiction Guide

26th April 2017

It’s rare for an addiction to materialise from thin air. Instead, addiction is usually caused by deeper psychiatric issues such as anxiety and depression. In this way, the addict uses drugs or alcohol as a way of escaping from the negative thoughts and feelings attached to depression and anxiety. This is known as ‘self-medicating’ with

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