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The Delamere blog
Drugs in football: Addiction and doping in the game
Posted by Julian Coxon
on 27 Nov 2019
Doping is arguably far less prominent in football than in other sports such as athletics and cycling where there have been high profile cheating scandals. That said, there have been a number of cases throughout the years around footballers using illicit substances whether for the purpose of performance enhancements or otherwise. There are those who…

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How to help an employee with a drug or alcohol problem
Posted by Tanya Boyce
on 14 Nov 2019
Ensuring your company is well equipped to help an employee with a drug or alcohol problem is something best achieved if it is considered and planned for before a problem actually comes to light. It is a matter of workplace culture, procedure and policy and achieved through being: A supportive, compassionate and open employer.Drawing up…

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How to deal with work burnout
Posted by Martin Preston
on 05 Nov 2019
‘Burnout’ has been a recognised phenomenon since the 70s but was only added to the International Classification of Diseases manual this year. In the manual, burnout is described as a syndrome ‘resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.’ Yet, even that description may not really tell the full story.  Helping shed…

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Alcohol Awareness Week: Why It’s More Important Than Ever
Posted by David Williams
on 04 Nov 2019
"I was drinking a couple of bottles of whiskey a week, having a few glasses every night.” David, 50. “Every evening I’d drink a bottle of wine while I watched TV, it was the only way I could unwind and sleep,” Kelly, 42.  “I started downing a vodka before I opened the wine just to…

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What is equine therapy?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 28 Oct 2019
Equine therapy was originally dismissed as ‘American garbage’ by Delamere’s clinical director Mike Delaney, who later went on to become one of the UK’s leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy practitioners. As a registered nurse and experienced rehabilitation practitioner, Mike did not see what horses could possibly add to the rehabilitation experience. It’s fair to say he…

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Cocaine addiction: signs and symptoms
Posted by Martin Preston
on 17 Oct 2019
Signs and symptoms of cocaine addiction will vary between different people and dependent on how long they have been misusing. It can be difficult to spot the early signs as the indicators can be similar to those for other problems. The person who is addicted may also be trying to hide their addiction or convince…

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What is the first week of rehab like?
Posted by Martin Preston
on 07 Oct 2019
Rehab, quite rightly, is changing. This means the first week of rehab is no longer a prescriptive, fall-into-line, get in routine, potentially gruelling experience.  For those who require clinical detox, it usually takes place at the very beginning of rehab and can last from a few days to a couple of weeks. It is common…

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How To Stop Taking Cocaine: Finding Help
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 03 Oct 2019
You don’t have to search far on the internet to find stories and message boards full of people talking about quitting cocaine or wanting to quit. Like other addictive behaviours, many people who have become dependent on cocaine have wanted or tried to give it up many times, but have not been able to sustain…

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How to help a drug addict
Posted by Martin Preston
on 23 Sep 2019
If the drug use of someone you care about has become a concern to you, it’s natural to feel fearful, worried, unsure and even angry or guilty.  Perhaps you are just beginning to become anxious about someone’s drug use or maybe they have accepted they have a problem and even tried to get clean but…

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Signs and symptoms of alcoholism: what to look out for and be aware of
Posted by David Williams
on 19 Sep 2019
It’s not only those who are dependent on alcohol who can be in denial of the problem - but also those around them. It can be easy to be convinced that someone is not alcoholic because they continue to function, to work if they are able to go for periods without drinking or to contain…

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