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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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