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Alcohol abuse and Bulimia – A deadly combination
Posted by David Williams
on 16 Jul 2020
Two prominent addictions that frequently kill are alcohol and food. When these two addictions meet, the negative effects of both are amplified and the prognosis is poor unless the correct treatment is undertaken. In this article we look at the reasons why alcohol and eating disorders, bulimia in particular, are so deadly when combined. We…

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Why rehab aftercare matters in addiction treatment
Posted by David Williams
on 06 Apr 2020
Rehab aftercare is a vital part of the recovery journey, which should ensure you have all the support you need to maintain and build upon all that is achieved in treatment. It is a stark fact that of all the people who started NHS substance treatment in England in 2019, almost 2 in 5 (38%)…

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9 signs your colleague has an alcohol or drug addiction
Posted by David Williams
on 07 Mar 2020
The sheer volume of people who have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol or drugs make it inevitable that many of us may have a colleague who is struggling. The current National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on alcohol use disorders states that 24% of people in England drink in a way that…

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How safe and effective is rehab?
Posted by David Williams
on 27 Jan 2020
Rehab clinics are closely regulated and must be safe and effective. Stringent checks take place to regularly ensure it is the case. There are two types of rules and regulations prevalent in the world of rehab - the external ones and the internal guidance and expectation set to keep everyone safe. Strict external rules and…

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We’re hiring!
Posted by David Williams
on 30 Dec 2019
Nights Nurses RMN/RGN Residential Detox and Rehabilitation Would you like to join our Clinical Nursing Team and help share and realise our vision: to become the UK’s most progressive behavioural health brand and offer exemplary care in first class facilities. We are now recruiting Night Nurses RMN/RN Adult Support our multi-disciplinary team in assessing, planning and…

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How to deal with and overcome addiction
Posted by David Williams
on 16 Dec 2019
There continues to be widespread shame, stigma and secrecy over addiction, yet there’s so much more understanding and compassion in our society than people realise. More than 60 per cent of Britons know someone who faces or has faced addiction and 27 per cent say a family member has suffered, a 2019 YouGov poll found.…

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Addiction counselling – how important is it to recovery?
Posted by David Williams
on 12 Dec 2019
Counselling and talking therapies are used very widely in addiction treatment and recovery and for good reason. It’s true to say that some people can stop their addictive behaviour and go on to have a life free of it without counselling, and whilst talking therapies are popular and proven as a recovery treatment, there are…

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Drugs in football: Addiction and doping in the game
Posted by David Williams
on 27 Nov 2019
Doping is arguably far less prominent in football than in other sports such as athletics and cycling where there have been high profile cheating scandals. That said, there have been a number of cases throughout the years around footballers using illicit substances whether for the purpose of performance enhancements or otherwise. There are those who…

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How to help an employee with a drug or alcohol problem
Posted by David Williams
on 14 Nov 2019
Ensuring your company is well equipped to help an employee with a drug or alcohol problem is something best achieved if it is considered and planned for before a problem actually comes to light. It is a matter of workplace culture, procedure and policy and achieved through being: A supportive, compassionate and open employer.Drawing up…

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Alcohol Awareness Week: Why It’s More Important Than Ever
Posted by David Williams
on 04 Nov 2019
"I was drinking a couple of bottles of whiskey a week, having a few glasses every night.” David, 50. “Every evening I’d drink a bottle of wine while I watched TV, it was the only way I could unwind and sleep,” Kelly, 42.  “I started downing a vodka before I opened the wine just to…

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