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Posts Tagged ‘drug addiction’ (37)

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 …

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, …

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 …

The dangers of buying drugs online

21/03/2022 | category: News

Anyone that has access to the internet will have been subjected to pop-ups with offers of cheap medication delivered to your door, or maybe it is your email account that has been bombarded with spam ads claiming they can sell …

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 …

Men’s Mental Health #MensHealthMonth

19/11/2021 | category: News

One of the biggest obstacles when dealing with men and their health is getting them to ask for help. This is especially true with psychological and emotional conditions. Statements like “big boys don’t cry” and “toughen up” are still heard …

Side effects of the UKs most popular illegal drugs

11/10/2021 | category: News

Figures published earlier this year, by the Home Office, show that cannabis and cocaine continue to be the most popular illegal drugs in the UK. Amphetamines have become more widespread in the north of England and nitrous oxide use has …

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