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The Dangers of Non-Alcoholic Beer

19th November 2019

For those in recovery from alcohol addiction, socialising or being in environments where alcohol consumption is normalised can be very difficult. Some may consider opting for an unsuspecting alcohol-free beverage to try and fit in. However, many are unaware of the risks associated with such beverages, including the dangers of non-alcoholic beer.   What is

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The Dangers & Effects of Casual Cocaine Use

14th November 2019

Nobody is exempt from suffering the weight of addiction; you should be aware that the key risks and effects of casual cocaine use include addiction.  Find out here what happens when you continue with recreational cocaine use and how it is a slippery slope to negative consequences.

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The Dangers Of Enabling Addiction

5th November 2019

When someone we care about is struggling with substance abuse, it’s very common for those around them to slip into behaviours that enable this addiction. These acts of enabling typically come from a place of love, as it’s hard to watch someone you love suffer. However, enabling addiction can be detrimental to their recovery journey,

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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 Link Between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

18th October 2019

Domestic violence and substance abuse are two topics we often hear about, which, sadly, can sometimes be linked. In families where domestic violence is present, there is a strong likelihood that one or more of the partners will have an addiction issue, as well as that children within an abusive environment are more likely to

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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 and addiction are often linked, particularly in teenagers and young adults. This is because these formative years is the period in which people feel the most pressure to fit in and find a group to belong to. When young people use substances such as drugs and alcohol, peer pressure can make it very

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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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