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Navigating Work Addiction and Burnout Amidst Hustle Culture
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 18 Jun 2024

Looking at how fast-paced and competitive the work environment can get, it’s no wonder that people are facing increasing work pressures and more intense working hours than before. In the UK, more than half of polled workers felt that work has become more intense and demanding, with 61% of them saying they felt exhausted at the end of the working day.


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Men’s mental health and addiction
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 01 Dec 2023

Anyone can suffer with poor mental health, but statistics show nearly 1 in 10 men experience depression or anxiety. Worse still, less than half seek treatment for it. Men also suffer from substance use disorder at a higher rate than women.


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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Addiction
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 17 Oct 2023

We all feel the winter blues as the nights draw in. The gloomy conditions and cold, wet weather can make us want to retreat indoors and feel less like socialising. But there’s a big difference between feeling a bit low and experiencing major depression.


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Codeine misuse: Exploring the risks and promoting safe use
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 07 Jul 2023

Whether we realise it or not, most of us will have taken codeine at some point in our lives. Traces of codeine can be found in a number of over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Nurofen Plus and Solpadeine, as well as numerous cough medicines. It’s also available in its purest form on prescription to treat ongoing pain.


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Is the stigma around addiction changing?
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 07 Apr 2023

The stigma around addiction can be traced back to the early 1800s. Over the hundred years that followed ‘alcoholics’ were labelled, clinicians who treated ‘addicts’ were criminalised, and ethnic groups were marginalised. Fast forward to present day and the stigma around addiction has changed, but still remains.


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The impact of addiction on family and relationships
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 28 Feb 2023

Seeing a loved one fall into alcohol or drug addiction can be a hugely painful experience. While you care deeply for the person affected, their behaviour can leave you feeling angry, helpless, guilty, frightened, lonely, exhausted and disappointed. Often the person suffering with addiction is blind to the destruction they’re causing, which can make accessing help extremely challenging.


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What is it like living with an alcoholic?
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 30 Jan 2023

We’ve seen it portrayed in the media. Angry outbursts, smashed bottles, dramatic exits. But what is it really like living with an alcoholic? The truth is that alcoholism affects people from all walks of life.


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The Toxicity of ‘Hustle Culture’
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 08 Jul 2022
Anybody that has Instagram or TikTok will be aware of the hauntingly popular notion of ‘hustle culture’, which refers to people feeling pressurised to work tirelessly, without rest, and to be constantly making money and being productive.  The irony surrounding this trend is that studies have shown constant internal stress and feeling like we are…

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Dangerous Drinking Culture Mapped
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 20 Jun 2022
While enjoying a casual alcoholic beverage on the weekend is unlikely to cause any harm to your health, drinking in excess can have a substantial negative effect on your body and mental well-being. In fact, in 2020, excessive alcohol use led to 8,974 deaths in the UK alone, an 18.6% increase from 2019, which is…

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Work & Stress: Managing It And When To Get Help
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 23 May 2022
You don’t need to be an airline pilot, brain surgeon or oil rigger to feel stressed out at work. Most people have experienced work-related stress at some point in their lives, even if they love what they do. It’s when daily exposure to stressful situations, environments and people begins to take its toll that you…

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