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Posts Tagged ‘drug disorder’ (146)

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mental health and drug use in elite level sports

10/08/2021 | category: News

Tokyo 2020 has dominated news cycles worldwide for the last two weeks. On display the amazing talent, fortitude, and strength of athletes of all ages vying to be the best in the world. There have been outstanding performances, personal bests, …

Prescription medication: A hidden killer – what is the alternative?

21/06/2021 | category: News

For many, the idea of drug addiction will be illicit drugs, bought on a street corner. However, drug abuse comes in many forms, and it is just as likely for people to misuse pills which have been prescribed to them …

Substance use rises during the pandemic… dangers and signs you may need to look at your use of drugs and alcohol

21/05/2021 | category: News

The United Nations World Drug report published in 2019 estimated that there were 35 million people worldwide with a drug problem. Various studies have shown that there has been a 13%-18% increase in the use of substances during the pandemic. …

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