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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 Martin Preston
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 Martin Preston
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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What search trends can tell us about workplace burnout, stress & wellness
Posted by Martin Preston
on 17 Sep 2019
Google search terms around ‘workplace stress’ have dropped off over the last 20 years, whereas those around ‘workplace wellness’ have shot up.  Such a trend was cited by Professors Ivan Robertson and Sir Cary Cooper, as they opened this year’s Good Day at Work Conference, held yesterday in Manchester at The Bridgwater Hall. Amidst the…

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Information on how to stop taking drugs
Posted by Martin Preston
on 16 Sep 2019
“Changing entrenched patterns of drug-using behaviour is difficult, requires concerted effort and a range of internal and external resources,” a report by a group of leading clinicians said. These are the words of people whose life’s work has been in supporting the treatment and recovery of people facing problem drug use, the clinicians who collaborated…

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How To Stop Drinking: Getting The Right Help
Posted by Martin Preston
on 11 Sep 2019
When drinking has become problematic, obsessive, compulsive or deeply entrenched, finding a way to stop is hugely challenging, but it can be done. There are thousands of people who can relay stories of their lives in chaos, their health on the brink of collapse and their out of control drinking - and how things changed…

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Stages of recovery: Recovering from addiction
Posted by Martin Preston
on 06 Sep 2019
Recovery from addiction is possible. However hopeless, entrenched or extreme an addiction seems, people in similar circumstances have recovered and you can follow their example. With the right treatment and care, there is life after addiction for everyone. There is always hope. Achieving recovery, however, is not easy. The process will take longer for some…

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Addiction in the workplace
Posted by Martin Preston
on 21 Aug 2019
Make no mistake, addiction at work is a real issue, yet unfortunately it’s one that rarely achieves much share of voice in the workplace. The team behind Delamere have been helping larger organisations tackle addiction and related issues for over the last few years. With the launch of Delamere, we plan on helping many more. …

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