The Brain – And The Implications of Drugs

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 for our nervous system and is responsible for regulating all of our bodily functions. The interpreter of information, our creativity, our emotions, our mind, thoughts and feelings [...]

19 August, 2019|Categories: News|

‘I Need Help’ Sir Elton John Celebrates his 29 years of Sobriety.

“29 years ago today, I was a broken man. I finally summoned up the courage to say 3 words that changed my life, I need help. Thank you to all the selfless people who have helped me on my journey through sobriety.” Last week Sir Elton John shared a public post celebrating 29 years of Sobriety, the heartfelt message was [...]

8 August, 2019|Categories: News|

Burn-out; The Disease Of The Working World

Cancer to diabetes, strokes to heart disease and now... burn-out. Although not yet classified as a  ‘medical condition’ this year we saw burn-out being included in the 11th revision of the Classification of Diseases, under ‘Occupational Phenomenon’ by the World Health Organisation. Burn out is defined by WHO as.. ‘A syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not [...]

2 August, 2019|Categories: News|

Fentanyl – The Secret Killer

Fentanyl is a highly addictive opioid claiming the lives of many. It’s often used knowingly, but in some cases unknowingly by the user. Fentanyl use has increased dramatically. In 2014 (USA) Fentanyl related deaths were around 4223, two years on that’s rocketed to 18, 335 in 2016. In Canada, 10 deaths a day are related to illicit drug use of which [...]

22 July, 2019|Categories: News|

Addiction Transference 

Addiction replacement or transference is classified by an individual in recovery substituting one addiction for another. This typically occurs during or after the treatment process for the original addiction. When a person enters treatment for addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling etc. the general assumption they should be ‘cured’ of all compulsions. In reality many who’ve battled an addiction experience common [...]

2 July, 2019|Categories: News|

Addiction Awareness Week

New research in the United Kingdom confirms a steady rise of addiction across society. As levels of substance abuse soar, it is estimated that half of Britons know someone who suffers from addiction. An even greater proportion of the public say there should be more support for all those affected by addiction, highlighting awareness of the wide scale damage caused [...]

13 June, 2019|Categories: News|