What causes addiction?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 22 Mar 2020
No one thing causes addiction, rather it is a complicated mix of factors that combine to drag a person in. In fact, there is evidence that the following can all contribute to a person becoming addicted: GeneticsEnvironmentSocial groupsPersonal traumaCircumstancePhysical factors. However, there is not a specific gene that leads to addiction. There is not a…
Can you visit someone in rehab?
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 18 Mar 2020
The simple answer to whether you can visit someone in addiction rehab is ‘yes you can’ and if you feel able to, ‘yes you should’. Not only is it possible to visit someone who is in rehab, your continued contact and support can be extremely beneficial to their recovery. Effective clinics will want to involve…
9 signs your colleague has an alcohol or drug addiction
Posted by David Williams
on 07 Mar 2020
The sheer volume of people who have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol or drugs make it inevitable that many of us may have a colleague who is struggling. The current National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on alcohol use disorders states that 24% of people in England drink in a way that…
How to get someone into rehab: Three steps
Posted by Martin Preston
on 02 Mar 2020
When a loved one, friend or colleague is in the throes of addiction, getting them help is often all you want to do. For some people rehab may be the answer to recovery - for others your support and that of community-based groups and clinicians may be enough. Rehab tends mostly to be recommended at…