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Posts Tagged ‘addicts’ (51)

5 Common myths about addiction – debunked!

10/11/2022 | category: News

With any subject that is at times controversial and often misunderstood, there are always rumours, myths and half-truths circling around the whole concept. Addiction is no different. Because many people really don’t understand the disease, they only see the destruction …

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 – …

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 …

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, …

Three stars who share 100+ years of sobriety

20/05/2022 | category: News

Alcoholism and addiction can happen to anyone. Being famous, or rich does not give you immunity to the deadly disease. Here are three well-known celebrities who, after wrestling with dependency problems when they were younger, have been successfully living their …

5 tips for supporting a loved one in recovery

11/04/2022 | category: News

Substance misuse is a global problem. Alcohol is associated with almost 3 million deaths annually. In addition to this more than 76 million people are currently dependent on or abusing alcohol, and an estimated 36 million people struggled with a …

Substance abuse in teenagers

31/03/2022 | category: News

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2021 World Drug Report stated that over 36 million people worldwide suffer from drug use disorders. The early use of substances is associated with abuse problems later in life – most …

Is Cannabis Addictive?

09/02/2022 | category: News

In October, Luxembourg became the first country in Europe to legalise the production and consumption of cannabis. Germany’s incoming chancellor announced proposed drug policy changes during November, which would see its decriminalisation and give a potential €3 billion boost to …

What is Fentanyl? And why is it so dangerous?

19/08/2021 | category: News

Fentanyl has been making the headlines again in recent weeks. The drug first came to worldwide public attention back in 2016 when it was reported that the megastar Prince had died from an overdose. Data published last month by the …

Addiction: Are there differences between the sexes?

20/07/2021 | category: News

Addiction does not recognise class, race, or gender it can grasp hold of anyone, at any time. No one chooses to be an addict, and there is no single reason why someone becomes one. It could be linked to a …

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