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Archives: September2019
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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