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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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Mental Health Awareness Week – why kindness is key to addiction recovery
Posted by Martin Preston
on 18 May 2020
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week has had a hasty and astute theme change to ‘kindness’. The shift, from an original intended theme of ‘sleep,’ came in response to the strange, worrying and traumatic times we are currently in with the coronavirus crisis. The shift makes the week, which is always highly relevant in addiction…

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Investment in addiction treatment needed more than ever in spite of COVID-19
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 13 May 2020
We want to shine a light on the need for continued investment in drug and alcohol addiction treatment and prevention. With the financial difficulties created by COVID-19 public services budgets will be under even more pressure than before, but drug and alcohol treatment cannot fall down the priority list. The job insecurity, stress and anxiety…

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Help your employees avoid work burnout crisis set to hit due to COVID-19
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 07 May 2020
Employers who don’t support staff wellbeing during the COVID-19 lockdown can expect a second crisis in the latter half of 2020 as a wave of work burnout and stress takes its toll, experts have warned. A period of quarantine, like the one taking place across the UK now in the fight against COVID-19, leads to…

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Gratitude in recovery – our clinical director talks about how lucky he feels as he recuperates from COVID-19
Posted by Martin Preston
on 06 May 2020
“The whole experience of suffering COVID-19 whilst on holiday abroad and the kindness that has been shown to me has put me back in touch with my need for gratitude in my life,” our clinical director Mike Delaney said. More than 100 offers of free accommodation were made to Mike after it was revealed that…

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Manchester Addiction Report
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 23 Apr 2020

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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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What addiction recovery can teach us about overcoming coronavirus challenges
Posted by Martin Preston
on 02 Apr 2020
“Addiction recovery has taught me to look on the bright side and make the most of whatever happens. “I’ve had a lot of experience of reframing things into something more palatable and all of that is serving me well now as I recover in a field hospital in Barbados from COVID-19” - says Mike Delaney,…

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What causes addiction?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 22 Mar 2020
No one thing causes addiction, rather it is a complicated mix of factors that combine to drag a person in. In fact, there is evidence that the following can all contribute to a person becoming addicted: GeneticsEnvironmentSocial groupsPersonal traumaCircumstancePhysical factors. However, there is not a specific gene that leads to addiction. There is not a…

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Can you visit someone in rehab?
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 18 Mar 2020
The simple answer to whether you can visit someone in addiction rehab is ‘yes you can’ and if you feel able to, ‘yes you should’. Not only is it possible to visit someone who is in rehab, your continued contact and support can be extremely beneficial to their recovery. Effective clinics will want to involve…

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