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Why companies should encourage new candidates to put “in recovery” on their CV
Posted by Martin Preston
on 27 Jun 2024

In the United States, addiction to alcohol and illicit drugs is considered to be a disability under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and, later, in the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.


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GENERATION SICKNOTE: Why the PM’s reaction to ‘Sicknote culture’ could lead to a rise in addictions
Posted by Martin Preston
on 17 Apr 2024

This month, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced measures to clamp down on ‘sick note culture’ which he says is increasingly becoming a burden on the economy.


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The rise in pornography addiction in the UK
Posted by Martin Preston
on 30 Mar 2024

At Delamere, we have seen a dramatic spike in the number of people that are searching for terms around pornography addiction.


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Introducing the ‘Bloom’ programme
Posted by Martin Preston
on 04 Mar 2024

Delamere has launched a brand-new 12-week ‘intermediate’ care programme for its guests. Labelled ‘Bloom’, it is the fourth component of The Delamere Treatment Model – following Stop, Start, Grow.


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Internet and Digital Addiction in the Media
Posted by Martin Preston
on 21 Feb 2024

Last week, BBC Breakfast invited Delamere to join presenters Nina Warhurst and Ben Thompson on the red sofa to raise awareness about internet addiction.


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Creating a relapse prevention plan
Posted by Martin Preston
on 22 Dec 2023

Relapse is a major concern for millions of people recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. For those who have tried to quit on their own, continually falling back into old habits may be the catalyst for seeking professional help. Even following treatment, studies show between 40 to 60% of people will suffer a relapse within the first year (1).


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Summer Reunion 2023 at Delamere
Posted by Martin Preston
on 25 Sep 2023

Earlier this month, we welcomed former guests back to Delamere for our first ever reunion.  Re-connecting with guests who came through Delamere, and hearing how their lives have changed since, was very special indeed.


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5 signs someone has a painkiller addiction
Posted by Martin Preston
on 17 Aug 2023

Popping painkillers is incredibly common. They’re easy to obtain, well tolerated and, when taken as intended, safe and effective. But for some people who rely on them long term, the relief they provide can become a habit that’s hard to break.


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UK Drug Addiction Report 2023
Posted by Martin Preston
on 26 May 2023

In the UK, it is a truth commonly acknowledged that alcohol and drug consumption is a huge problem – and it isn’t just people who live here that notice it. As a 2021 Vice article reported, many people who visit the concrete streets of our great nation are ‘shocked’ by how ‘integral’ drinking culture is to the Brits. The article goes on to suggest that ‘blackouts’ (drinking so much that you remember nothing the next day) are seen as totally normal, alongside the habit of ‘drinking at lunch’.


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Visualising Drug and Alcohol Guidance Around the World
Posted by Martin Preston
on 20 Mar 2023

This report also takes into account such topics as legal drinking ages around the world, if cannabis has been legalised and to what extent, how drastically alcohol guidelines according to gender, the penalties for ignoring drink and drug-related guidelines, and much more. This has subsequently allowed us to create our Drug and Alcohol Guidance Around the World Report.


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