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Top 10 Most Addictive Drugs List
Posted by Youssef
on 16 May 2022
Drug addiction has often been stigmatised, associated with poor judgement and moral failing. In reality, people from all walks of life can become addicted to drugs through no fault of their own. Most drugs are inherently physically and mentally addictive due to the profound effects they have on the brain and body. The way certain…

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The Rise In Prescription Drug Addiction
Posted by Martin Preston
on 09 May 2022
Over the last decade, Prescription Drug Misuse (PDM), has become a growing problem, resulting in an increase in A&E visits, more treatment admissions for prescription drug addiction and an increase in overdose deaths. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) defines PDM as “use without a prescription or in ways not intended by…

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Using Creative Expression To Heal Trauma
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 05 May 2022
Trauma doesn’t affect everyone, but it is surprisingly common. In a global survey of 24 countries, 70% of people said they had experienced a traumatic event. Witnessing death or serious injury; the unexpected death of a loved one; being mugged; being in a life-threatening car accident; and experiencing a life-threatening illness or injury, accounted for…

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Gaming Addiction Report 2022
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 18 Apr 2022
A topic with ever-growing concern in the UK is that of gaming addiction. A 2021 systematic review revealed that 3-4% of gamers worldwide were addicted to video games, meaning that there can be as many as 60 million people or more suffering.In fact, this year the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially classified Video Game Addiction…

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The Benefits Of Exercise In Addiction Recovery
Posted by Martin Preston
on 15 Apr 2022
It boosts mood, protects against illness and improves sleep. Physical activity has long been associated with health and well-being and the benefits of exercise in addiction recovery are well documented. Studies reveal that regular aerobic exercise can prevent illicit drug use and alcohol abuse while also increasing the rate of abstinence, reducing cravings and lowering…

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Did Lockdown Increase Gaming Addiction?
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 11 Apr 2022
As if loss of income, social isolation and school closures weren’t enough, COVID-19 lockdowns were also responsible for a rise in compulsive disorders. The number of children and young adults receiving treatment for gaming addiction tripled during the height of the pandemic in 2020. One private hospital said the majority of enquiries came from parents…

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Why Choose A Holistic Approach To Addiction?
Posted by Dr Terry Spokes
on 28 Mar 2022
Derived from the Greek word, ‘holos’, meaning ‘whole’, holistic means “dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part”. When used to describe a therapeutic approach, it means considering a person’s mental, emotional, social and spiritual states of health and well-being. This is especially important when it comes to…

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The Impact of Remote Work on Addiction
Posted by Youssef
on 21 Mar 2022
In March 2020, the world suddenly came to a stop. Restaurants and bars shut. Non-essential contact was banned, and millions of people were told to work from home. The COVID-19 pandemic was about to change the way we work forever. For many, remote working has been a blessing. No more wasted hours on a long…

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UK Drug Addiction Report 2022
Posted by Martin Preston
on 04 Mar 2022
Contents Locations With the highest rate of drug drivers The UK Areas With The Highest Increase In Drug ArrestsTop UK Locations With The Highest Rate of Alcohol DependencyHow the pandemic has impacted alcohol-related hospital admissions across the UKThe Most Popular Drug Type in Each UK Region Here in the UK, drugs are often introduced in…

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Understanding The 5 Stages Of The Addiction Recovery Process
Posted by Dr Terry Spokes
on 04 Mar 2022
All addictions go through stages, from experimentation to regular use, on to high-risk use and eventually, dependence. It’s no surprise then that unravelling uncontrollable behaviour is also not instantaneous. The addiction recovery process isn’t something that happens overnight. It’s a set of learned coping mechanisms that need to be implemented over a lifetime for a…

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