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Can I Go To Rehab With Depression?

10th September 2021

Depression is a mental health condition that can develop autonomously through an emotional influence, can be pre-existing through genetics, or can be a co-occurring disorder through a dual diagnosis. Displayed through low, fluctuating, irrational and rollercoaster-like signs and symptoms, depression is a condition that can engulf day to day life, can cause behavioural and personality

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How To Help Someone With An Addiction

3rd September 2021

Sadly, as substances are abused, addictions develop and obstruct the lives of thousands of people every day. When an individual becomes addicted to substances, it is in their best interest to secure professional treatment via a private inpatient rehab or an outpatient rehab.  However, for many reasons, the number of sufferers that do so remains

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Looking After Employee’s Mental Health When Returning To The Office

27th August 2021

Being aware of the mental wellbeing of your staff is important under any circumstances; however, as people return to the workplace post-lockdown, your staff’s mental health may be particularly vulnerable. Even in a pre-Covid world mental health issues was a massive contributor to people taking sick days from work. In fact, 37% of people who

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Mental Health Implications Of Long Covid

20th August 2021

With the continuing vaccine rollout and more people protecting themselves from Covid 19 it feels like we are in the aftermath of Covid. The phrase “new normal” is being widely used and we are coming to terms with living with the virus that has decimated our way of living for the past 18 months. Despite

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How Can Rehab Support My Mental Health?

13th August 2021

Whether you’re struggling through independent mental health symptoms, or you’re displaying signs of a dual diagnosis, targeted and suitable support will be invaluable. Available through rehab, all-around recovery can be aimed for, including mental health rehabilitation. Damagingly, the stigma surrounding mental health issues makes it very difficult to reach out for and accept professional help. Yet, untreated or mistreated mental health issues and/or dual diagnosis of substance

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What Does Addiction Treatment Involve?

6th August 2021

However, before taking the first step in securing treatment, it is normal for you to have several unanswered questions, such as “what does addiction treatment involve?”. Although there is no straightforward answer to this particular question, here at Ocean Recovery, we have shared a wealth of information to help you understand what addiction treatment involves

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Is Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise?

30th July 2021

Prescription drugs can have many different benefits, from helping people to manage chronic pain to tackling illnesses and infections, helping people to get to sleep or stabilising moods and helping with mental health issues. Some prescription drugs can be misused however, and this can be dangerous for a number of reasons. Using these drugs inappropriately

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Can CBD be Effective in Addiction Recovery?

28th July 2021

Director of Rehab Clinics Group and Ocean Recovery Centre; John Gillen sat down with Psychiatrist Dr Alexander Lapa to find out whether CBD can be an affective aide against addiction and gather a more in depth understanding of the benefits and draw backs of CBD. What is the fuss around CBD? Currently, it appears the

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What Causes Alcohol Addiction?

23rd July 2021

Across the world, individuals struggling with alcohol addictions continue to be portrayed in a negative light.  However, alcohol addictions do not discriminate. If you have to come to realise that an alcohol addiction is impairing the quality of your life, you may be somewhat bewildered when considering what has caused you to become addicted to

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Diagnosing Addiction

16th July 2021

It can feel extremely daunting to be diagnosed with addiction. Your diagnosis may be a shock to you, you may feel lost in a complex process, or you may feel like you’re being judged for your condition. It’s natural to in fact experience a mixture of emotions, on diagnosis, as there are many unfamiliar encounters ahead. Being diagnosed

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