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Relapse and what to do about it
Posted by Martin Preston
on 05 Dec 2022
What’s included? IntroductionThe difference between lapse and relapseWhat to do after relapseHow to prevent another relapseTreatment options for relapse preventionHow can Delamere help with addiction? Relapse is common. Between 80-95% of people who have undergone treatment for drug or alcohol addiction relapse within one year (1). This is because chronic recurring brain disorders can’t be…

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Preventing an addiction relapse at Christmas
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 28 Nov 2022
What’s included? IntroductionCommon triggers for relapse at ChristmasHow to stay sober at ChristmasAvoiding a drug relapse at ChristmasHow can Delamere help prevent a relapse at Christmas Christmas is a special time of year for most families, but for people recovering from addiction it can be fraught with stress. Suddenly, the same demons you’re trying to…

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Living with addiction at Christmas: how to get help
Posted by Youssef
on 21 Nov 2022
What’s included? IntroductionManaging alcohol addiction at ChristmasHelp with drug addiction at ChristmasTackling behavioural addictions at ChristmasSupport for family members living with addictionHow can Delamere help with addiction? It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. A chance for people to get together, celebrate their blessings and overindulge in all things nice. But…

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The Real Cost of Addiction
Posted by Martin Preston
on 15 Nov 2022
What's included? IntroductionHow much is the average binge drinker spending on alcohol?How much does the UK spend on drugs each year?The impact of alcoholism in the workplaceThe impact of drug use on relationshipsThe impact of drink and drugs on your mental well-beingMethodology When people hear the word ‘cost’, it would be fair to assume that…

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Hangxiety: The Link Between Alcohol & Anxiety
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 07 Nov 2022
What's included?IntroductionWhy do you experience hangxiety?What are the symptoms of hangxiety?How long does hangxiety last?Treatment for alcohol and anxietyHow can Delamere help with hangxiety? Is there anything worse than a banging headache, parched throat and churning stomach on the morning after the night before? Yes. It’s called hangxiety. Hangover + anxiety = hangxiety. Although not…

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The Link Between Alcohol & Depression
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 01 Nov 2022
What's included?IntroductionCan alcohol cause depression?Can depression lead to alcohol problems?Similarities between alcohol abuse and depressionTreatment for alcohol addiction and depressionHow can Delamere help with alcohol addiction and depression? Alcohol plays a casual role in over 200 medical conditions including numerous cancers, high blood pressure, cirrhosis and depression (1). Over the years, a substantial amount of…

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Is addiction a disease?
Posted by Youssef
on 25 Oct 2022
What's included? IntroductionIs addiction a disease or a mental illness?Why is addiction called a brain disease?What areas of the brain are associated with addiction?How can Delamere help with addiction? Does someone choose to become an alcoholic or spend a lifetime addicted to drugs? Is it hereditary? Are people who suffer from Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)…

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Why menopause and alcohol don’t mix
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 18 Oct 2022
Insomnia, hot flushes, mood swings, brain fog…who wouldn’t reach for a glass of wine when faced with a barrage of uncontrollable, and incredibly unpleasant, symptoms. But the regular tipple that’s helping you sleep, feel calm and manage your untamed emotions could be doing you more harm than good. The biological changes that happen in a…

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Gambling companies’ role in gambling addiction
Posted by Martin Preston
on 11 Oct 2022
Enjoyed responsibly, gambling is just a bit of harmless fun, but for many it can be the cause of financial problems, job loss, family difficulties, criminality and even suicide. The gambling scene has changed dramatically since the first legalised betting shops in the sixties when most gambling took place on slips of paper behind closed…

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How much does drug rehab cost?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 03 Oct 2022
Since the pandemic, harmful patterns of drug use have been on the rise with more young people using drugs than ever before. We’ve also seen an increase in the number of people using pharmaceutical drugs for non-medical reasons, 40 percent of which are women.  Despite this, the World Drug Report says around 1 in 7…

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