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Addiction and recovery during the Christmas Holidays 

18th December 2020

While the month of December provides festive cheer for most, it can be a vulnerable, testing time for many, including those who are recovering from addiction. Commonly, Christmas is associated with family get-togethers, with giving, with overindulgence and with alcohol-fuelled celebrations and. To the average person, this sounds like the best possible way to spend

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The Early Signs of Depression

11th December 2020

For the average person, negative situations or feelings can usually be worked through. Yet, for someone with depression, those emotions are unmanageable, reflected through outlooks, through moods and through behaviours. Unfortunately, the amount of people currently suffering from depression is very high. Down to this increase, many individuals see depression as the norm, as a

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Life After Addiction Treatment

4th December 2020

Once you reach this point, you’ll likely feel a mixture of emotions. Some will be positive when thinking about life after addiction treatment, seeing your return home as a fresh start, as an opportunity to improve your quality of life and to revert the changes that gambling or drug addiction has caused. Yet, some will be negative, where

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How alcohol makes depression worse

27th November 2020

Through this rise, attention is drawn towards the complex yet significant relationship between both the abuse of alcohol and depression, concentrating even further on their influential characteristics on each other. Many individuals believe that alcoholism is a physical illness, down to the fact that consumption is a physical action. However, through the ongoing abuse of

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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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