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Dealing With Employees Suffering From Alcoholism

1st August 2019

Watching someone you know deal with an addiction can be very difficult, especially if it is a colleague or employee in the workplace. Understanding how to approach and support someone can be even tougher, so it is important to understand the steps to help them recover. As the abuse of drugs and alcohol impacts a

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Opioid Painkiller Addiction is becoming a serious issue in the UK

12th July 2019

Opioid painkiller addiction has been recognised as a public health crisis in the US and Canada and officials have dubbed it an “opioid epidemic”. But sadly, this problem is not confined to the North American continent, opioid painkiller addiction is becoming a serious issue right here on our doorstep as more and more people in

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Alcohol Poisoning – Signs and Symptoms

10th July 2019

Drinking in moderation usually is not a cause for concern. However, excessive drinking and alcohol abuse can be extremely dangerous and result in what is known as alcohol poisoning. Alcohol poisoning can be incredibly serious and detrimental to a person’s health, which is why it’s so important to understand what to look out for. In

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Latest report by PHE shows Opiate and Crack Cocaine use is on the rise

30th May 2019

The rise of opiate and crack cocaine use When looking at previous data provided by Public Health England, both opiate drug use and crack cocaine consumption have risen by 4.4% between 2014-15 and 2016-17. This has been presented as a national warning, effecting many areas of the United Kingdom. From the above statistics, with more

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Sufferers of Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms Given New Hope With Experimental Drug

24th May 2019

New research has revealed that a new drug in its experimental stages has successfully reversed opioid withdrawal symptoms in rats in only three days. This drug shows promise in helping to treat people suffering from opioid withdrawal symptoms when being treated for opioid addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has revealed figures suggesting

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Can You Avoid Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms?

24th May 2019

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are experienced in people who suffer from alcohol dependence and addiction. Before you decide to detox, it is important to seek medical advice and preferably seek treatment in a residential centre. If you are a heavy drinker, you may need to detox under medical supervision to ensure the process is as safe as

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How to Tell Loved Ones You’re Struggling With Alcoholism

1st May 2019

Acknowledging that an addiction is present can be very distressing, never mind opening up and telling loved ones you’re struggling with alcoholism. Embarrassment and weakness are some of the common feelings of those hiding away from a drinking problem. However, accepting that you may have an alcohol use disorder is one of the strongest steps

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Legal Highs In The UK: Dangers Of Legal High Abuse

18th April 2019

Although categorised as legal highs, there are many misconceptions linked to herbal and hallucinogenic substances. To many individuals, the legal branding causes individuals to believe that connected dangers are limited, especially when comparing to illegal drugs such as cannabis, cocaine and magic mushrooms. Legal High Addiction Prior to May 2016, legal highs were sold under

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How to Prevent Prescription Drug Addiction

1st April 2019

Unfortunately, the increasing dependency on prescription medications to help alleviate medical conditions has inadvertently created a new challenge – prescription drug addiction. It’s impacted countless individuals, often beginning with a legitimate need for pain or symptom relief, only to escalate into a life-changing dependency. In this article, we touch on how individuals may develop an

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