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How to deal with an alcoholic parent
Posted by David Williams
on 12 Mar 2021
Dealing with an alcoholic parent can be extremely difficult, challenging and downright heartbreaking.  Any parent should care for and protect their own child; this doesn’t necessarily happen with an alcoholic parent. Sadly, all too often, the roles tragically become reversed.  Challenging an alcoholic parent can be daunting. No parent wants to be told they are…

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20 Facts about alcoholism you weren’t aware of
Posted by Martin Preston
on 04 Mar 2021
Most people drink alcohol and of those who do most are able to drink it in moderation. However, there are a minority that suffer from alcoholism. Those that suffer from this condition are unable to control the amount of alcohol they consume and suffer negative consequences as a direct result. If you or a loved…

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Am I a sex addict?
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 19 Feb 2021
Sex is a very natural part of human nature, not only for procreation but also for pleasure and intimacy. However, for a minority of people sex alters the brains chemistry and takes away the control element around engagement levels. Sex becomes a problem when it develops into an addiction. Here, we look at the signs…

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What is a functioning alcoholic? – The signs and symptoms
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 03 Feb 2021
A functioning alcoholic is a person who suffers from alcoholism but is still able to hold down a job, play a role within a family and to most people, appear to be coping. Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease of the brain and body, (1) not all alcoholics lose everything as a direct result…

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Burnout Britain: The effects of the Glorification of Grind Culture
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 27 Jan 2021
According to research, the average person will spend 90,000 hours or one-third of their life at work. This figure is not as shocking as you would think as most of the week is dedicated to working.  Working is a necessity of today’s society, only a tiny percentage of the population will have never worked in…

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Living with an alcoholic – Tips on how to cope
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 15 Jan 2021
Living with an alcoholic is exceptionally challenging, especially if the person concerned denies they have a problem. Alcoholism, alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction are recognised alcohol use disorders that are considered chronic. They are at the most severe end of the substance misuse spectrum.  Many people who live with an alcoholic do not fully understand…

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12 Step addiction recovery – Is it the best recovery programme to follow?
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 29 Dec 2020
The 12 Step addiction recovery programme has been around for decades. It has saved countless lives of those that suffering from addiction. In the eyes of many addiction treatment professionals it is the best recovery programme to follow, enabling personal recovery from active addiction. Doctors, counsellors, psychotherapists, scientists and psychiatrists all recognise the Twelve Steps…

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Award Winning Environment : Best Amazing Space 2020
Posted by Martin Preston
on 21 Dec 2020
Delamere has been awarded Best Amazing Space in the prestigious Northern Design Awards. Judged by some of the most revered designers and architects, the Amazing Space category serves to recognise those that ‘break the mould’ to deliver stunning visual environments with exceptional function and innovative style. Having worked so tirelessly for so long to design…

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Delamere’s 10 top tips for safer drinking over the festive period
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 19 Dec 2020
In the UK, the festive period accounts for the most cases of drinking to harmful levels, with binge drinking spiking on Christmas day and New Years eve.  At Delamere we are well aware that this Christmas will be unlike any other our generation have known. With many more people feeling additional pressure financially and socially…

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‘Let it snow, Let it snow… Let it snow’
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 14 Dec 2020
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? No, not that type of white Christmas. What we are referring to is cocaine, AKA ‘Snow’. Christmas and New Year are a notorious time for letting your hair down and over indulging in everything! From food to alcohol and for some even cocaine and drugs.  Especially with the…

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