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The role of anger in addiction

20/09/2022 | category: News

Addiction is a devastating mental health disease. It is characterised as not having control over the use of a substance or the participation in an activity, to the point where its continued, and/or excessive use, is harmful for you – …

What is “self-care” really?

09/09/2022 | category: News

With the demands of modern-day life ever expanding. The advent of technology means it’s not easy to switch off from work, even when you are at home. It can leave us feeling like we are perpetually running, dashing from one …

International Overdose Awareness Day

29/08/2022 | category: News

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. A global event that is held annually with the aim of raising understanding around overdoses, reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths, and acknowledging the grief felt by those left behind. The campaign spreads …

Student life: alcohol and drugs

19/08/2022 | category: News

The school holidays are coming to an end. Following six weeks of having the kids at home, hanging around under your feet; after snacks and entertainment (pre-teens); or sleeping in until lunchtime then rising and grunting at you (teenagers); getting …

The role of social media in eating disorders

10/08/2022 | category: News

Many studies have been done on the link between the media’s portrayal of the perfect body image – that of a thin female and muscular male – and the ever-growing obsession with body size; the unhealthy and sometimes dangerous weight-loss …

Are you self-medicating with alcohol or drugs?

01/08/2022 | category: News

People use alcohol and drugs for a variety of reasons, to celebrate and to commiserate. Alcohol is a habitual part of many people’s lives. Drinking occasionally and in moderation can add to the enjoyment of an event; or take the …

Dos & don’ts to vacationing in addiction recovery….

21/07/2022 | category: News

After starting your recovery journey, possibly following a stay in a rehab centre or addiction treatment clinic, the next big step is getting back to reality. Learning to live life without using a substance as a crutch. Going to work, …

Is your job affecting your mental health?

13/07/2022 | category: News

It is extremely rare to find someone who enjoys work 100% of the time. Even those of us who love what we do for a living may, at times, not feel like clocking in. The idea of having to get …

What to expect when entering rehab

06/07/2022 | category: News

Accepting that you need help, whether it is for drug and alcohol misuse, addiction, or a mental health problem such as depression and anxiety, is a huge first step, and one that should be congratulated. When you are thinking about …

Substance abuse in veterans

27/06/2022 | category: News

The 25th of June is Armed Forces Day in the U.K. (formerly Veterans’ Day). It is an annual event to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. These individuals, and military personnel worldwide, do amazing …

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