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Archives: March2022
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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10 Facts About Alcoholism You Might Not Know
Posted by Martin Preston
on 04 Mar 2022
Millions of people are afflicted with alcoholism all over the world. Known as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines alcoholism as “a medical condition characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social, occupational, or health consequences.” Someone may be diagnosed with alcohol dependence…

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Fentanyl Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment 
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 02 Mar 2022
Up to one hundred times more potent than morphine, fentanyl is a strong narcotic opioid that is frequently abused (1). Often prescribed for chronic pain due to an accident, surgery or cancer, fentanyl is widely considered safe and effective when prescribed by medical professionals. It was originally used as an anaesthetic as it offers fast-acting…

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