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Archive for 2019 (145)

The Chemsex Drug Scene

23/12/2019 | category: News

The Chemsex Scene Combining drugs with sexual experience is something people have done since drugs and sex began. In many respects, sex is just one of a number of mechanisms through which it is possible to achieve a sense of …

How Effective is Naloxone Prescribing? And What More Needs to be Done ?

27/11/2019 | category: News

Deaths due to illicit drug misuse have been rising steadily every year in the UK and are now a bigger killer than deaths caused by traffic accidents. While estimates suggest that illicit opiate use is less prevalent than the use …

Addiction in the workplace

08/11/2019 | category: News

Addiction is prevalent throughout society, and the workplace is no different -in spite of the many negative ways in which alcohol and drug abuse affect the performance of tasks at work. Functioning addicts become adept at hiding the effects of …

World Mental Health Day – The Story of Stigmas

10/10/2019 | category: News

Our mental health is how we think, how we feel and how we behave. It affects our cognitive, psychological and emotional well-being, influencing our careers, education, daily routines, relationships and our overall perspective on life. It can lead to prolonged …

Feeling SAD? Social Anxiety Disorder and its Links To Addiction

07/10/2019 | category: News

Feeling nervous in social situations is a feeling all of us will be rather familiar with but for some, social interactions are so overwhelming that social situations are avoided and the disorder, known as social anxiety disorder (SAD) can take …

The Steps Of Sobriety – Change and How To Deal With It.

24/09/2019 | category: News

“My Identity shifted when I got into recovery, That’s who I am now, and it actually gives me greater pleasure to have that identity than to be a musician or anything else because it keeps me in a manageable size…..it …

Suicide – A Life Lost Every 40 Seconds

13/09/2019 | category: News

Suicide accounts for one death every 40 seconds and globally every year, up to 800,000 people die from committing suicide. It is a leading cause in premature death with young adult death rates climbing and even though suicide is more …

Overdose Awareness Day

06/09/2019 | category: News

Last week was international overdose awareness day, a day which started in 2012, originating in Australia, but aimed at raising awareness all over the world.  Below are facts and Statistics around drug overdosing.  190,000 is the estimated number of deaths …

It Doesn’t Have To Be Game Over

27/08/2019 | category: News

It is the general consensus that the word addiction is often associated with toxic substances such as drugs and alcohol. However, addiction comes in many forms and with the recent classification of the disease, video gaming is becoming more recognised …

The Brain – And The Implications of Drugs

19/08/2019 | category: News

Our human control centre, the brain, is one of our largest and most complex organs with more than 100 billion nerves that communicate in trillions of connections, called synapses. It is the commander of our nervous system and is responsible …

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