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What Is GAP Analysis?

20th November 2020

Each year, surveys on a variety of scales provide us with statistics in relation to a populations relationship to drug-use. Government bodies and private health care centres often cite health statistics in relation to drug addiction and alcohol addiction from a variety of sources in their daily business; however, when taken in isolation, certain statistics may not necessarily be

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Addiction Recovery And The Importance Of Goal Setting

13th November 2020

The process of goal setting tends to make it much easier for people to achieve what they’re setting out to achieve. Having a daily plan of goals for addiction recovery can give you a much clearer idea of how you can succeed in achieving your long-term recovery. Each person’s objectives may be slightly different in

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Mental health guide for small business owners

6th November 2020

In today’s climate, there’s a great focus on mental health and the need to preserve it. A sub-focus to this topic is mental health pressures impacting small business owners. On an average day, it can be challenging to be a small business owner. From money pressures, to juggling multiple roles, to even supporting others through employment,

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What are the Dangers of Drug Addiction?

30th October 2020

There’s little disputing the severity of drug addiction. Films and television have attempted to capture the turmoil of this dependency, and the news continues to paint the picture of a world where drugs encourage crime and misdemeanours. Yet, media can only tell that tale from a perspective: what really happens when one is an addict?

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The COVID-19 Pandemic & Its Impact On Mental Health [Infographic]

23rd October 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every facet of people’s lives. Work schedules have changed, we are now unable to socialise or spend time with loved ones and there is a constant uncertainty of when, or if, life will return to ‘normal’.  And whilst we are limited with the places we can go, and the people

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Tackling the Stigma Around Addiction

22nd October 2020

Unfortunately, addiction is the most stigmatised mental health issue. Yet, coincidentally, addiction is also the most diagnosed mental health issue, experienced on a global scale. The relationship and effects of stigma and addiction have developed for years. Negative perceptions of addicts, of initial causations of addiction, of addiction as a choice have materialised. Through this materialisation, many individuals, both men and women, across generations, across cultures, across geographical areas

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Alcohol and Diabetes

16th October 2020

Alcohol is a widely consumed legal substance, even by those with diabetes. While diabetes can be a serious, life-limiting condition, alcohol is still consumed, misused and abused by those with a diabetes diagnosis. In fact, many believe that heavy alcohol consumption can lead to type 2 diabetes, acting as causation. Others argue, on the other

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Has The Lockdown Worsened Britain’s Drink Problem?

9th October 2020

Some will argue that the impacts of the pandemic have heightened alcohol consumption. Others will share how precious time through lockdown, usually unavailable, has helped many individuals see the value of their health and wellbeing, by stopping or reducing alcohol consumption. All in all, the pandemic has transformed our drinking problem from one end of

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Addiction Recovery Online. How Effective is it?

29th September 2020

If you are struggling to maintain your sobriety, it is worth considering whether addiction recovery support online would help you. Coronavirus’ Impact on Drug and Alcohol Addictions As it became compulsory for rehabilitation services and organisations to close their doors to out-patients, charities including Kaleidoscope have reported that drug and alcohol referrals have decreased by

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The Effects Of Lockdown On Our Mental Health & Addiction

25th September 2020

Lockdown Effects on Long Term Mental Health Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, lockdown has seen us isolated from our loved ones and unable to socialise in ways that we usually would. It has also seen us having to adapt and alter our everyday lives. In the UK alone, two-thirds of adults have stated that

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