Latest Blogs

Top Recovery Blogs of 2015

18th December 2015

Around this time last year, we published the Twitter Influencer Awards in the ‘recovery’ category. We received positive feedback for this piece of content. However, many of those who receive an award were industry ‘heavy weights’. This is because the Twitter awards are largely determined by the ratio Twitter ‘followers’ to ‘following’, along with a few

Read More

Legal Alcohol Consumption Age Set To Rise In Malaysia

17th December 2015

Malaysia announced last week its intention to raise the age its citizens may legally drink alcohol. The current legal age for alcohol consumption is 18, but this is now set to raise to 21 in early 2016. Lawmakers are reacting to what they claim to be recent increases in underage drinking. The Malaysian Government also

Read More

New Campaign Outlines Evils of Cocaine Trade in Upbeat Video

17th December 2015

A new campaign has been set up by the National Crime Agency (NCA). The campaign aims to target the social conscious of ‘recreational’ cocaine users by outlining the violence and murder that accompanies the international cocaine trade. The campaign is spearheaded by a cartoon video. The video demonstrates the damage inflicted by the cocaine trade

Read More

Is Alcohol Addiction Dangerous?

23rd November 2015

In this blog post, we answer the question “Is alcohol addiction dangerous?” At Ocean Recovery Centre, our alcohol detox clinic treats hundreds of clients suffering from alcoholism each month. With this insight, we can categorically say that alcohol addiction is incredibly dangerous to your health. When we say ‘health’ we mean both your mental and

Read More

How to Stop Taking Cocaine

23rd November 2015

In this post, we answer the question “how to stop taking cocaine”. Cocaine is also known as benzoylmethylecgonine or ‘coke’. Cocaine, which is classed as a stimulant, is highly addictive. The majority of cocaine addicts snort the drug in its powder form. However, some cocaine addicts will smoke or even inject cocaine in order to

Read More

Concerns Raised Over Computer Assisted CBT

23rd November 2015

Over the last five years, we have witnessed the rise of online cognitive behavioural therapy sessions. These mental health treatments aim to treat the underlying emotional causes of mental health ailments such as depression. This treatment is formally known as Computer-assisted CBT (CCBT)   What is CCBT? CCBT (Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a self-help

Read More

Does Omega 3 Help Depression?

23rd November 2015

A new report published by researchers at the University of Bournemouth casts serious doubt on claims that omega-3 fatty acid supplements are an effective treatment for clinical depression. The study took 26 randomised controlled trials consisting of 1500 adults. Each adult in the study suffered from clinical depression. Some participants were given omega-3 whilst others

Read More

Am I addicted to Alcohol?

23rd November 2015

In this post, we answer the burning question ‘Am I an Alcoholic?‘ If you have asked this important question, perhaps you have typed this into a search engine, then what follows could be the most important message you hear this year! If you have asked ‘Am I an Alcoholic?’ then it is highly likely you

Read More

NHS Funds Treatment for Internet Addiction

30th October 2015

In a rather controversial turn of events the National Health Service (NHS) announces it will allocate budget to treat clients who suffer from internet addiction. This is despite funds being obliterated in recent years towards treating drug and alcohol addiction. Even treatment programmes designed to treat terminal illnesses such as cancer have been given the

Read More

Smoking During Rehab Increases Risk of Relapse

30th October 2015

At Ocean Recovery Centre our alcohol treatment aids hundreds of clients each and every year. Many of these clients smoke up to forty cigarettes each and every day. Our alcohol treatment programme also addresses the issue of nicotine addiction, although this is incidental to alcohol addiction. A new report published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental

Read More