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

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 of other drugs, data show that nearly 9 in 10 drug-related deaths across the UK involved an opioid. With its [...]

27 November, 2019|Categories: News|

Addiction in the workplace

 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 their usage, or explaining away these effects with other rationale. After all tiredness, lack of concentration, irritability, dishonesty, sickness, depression [...]

8 November, 2019|Categories: News|

World Mental Health Day – The Story of Stigmas

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 mental health disorders and have detrimental effects on our physical health requiring support and care from our friends, families and [...]

10 October, 2019|Categories: News|

Feeling SAD? Social Anxiety Disorder and its Links To Addiction

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 over and hold huge implications to ones life. Social anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder which presents from fear [...]

7 October, 2019|Categories: News|

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

“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 gives me a spiritual anchor.” This is a  quote by Eric Clapton on his sobriety journey and also how his [...]

24 September, 2019|Categories: News|

Suicide – A Life Lost Every 40 Seconds

Suicide accounts for one death every 40 seconds and globally every year, up to 800,000 people die from commiting suicide. It is a leading cause in premature death with young adult death rates climbing and even though suicide is more prevelent in lower income areas, the middle and upper class also adds to the death toll. Males and females are [...]

13 September, 2019|Categories: News|