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Category: Addiction recovery
Relapse and what to do about it
Posted by Martin Preston
on 05 Dec 2022
What’s included? IntroductionThe difference between lapse and relapseWhat to do after relapseHow to prevent another relapseTreatment options for relapse preventionHow can Delamere help with addiction? Relapse is common. Between 80-95% of people who have undergone treatment for drug or alcohol addiction relapse within one year (1). This is because chronic recurring brain disorders can’t be…

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Preventing an addiction relapse at Christmas
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 28 Nov 2022
What’s included? IntroductionCommon triggers for relapse at ChristmasHow to stay sober at ChristmasAvoiding a drug relapse at ChristmasHow can Delamere help prevent a relapse at Christmas Christmas is a special time of year for most families, but for people recovering from addiction it can be fraught with stress. Suddenly, the same demons you’re trying to…

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Living with addiction at Christmas: how to get help
Posted by Youssef
on 21 Nov 2022
What’s included? IntroductionManaging alcohol addiction at ChristmasHelp with drug addiction at ChristmasTackling behavioural addictions at ChristmasSupport for family members living with addictionHow can Delamere help with addiction? It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. A chance for people to get together, celebrate their blessings and overindulge in all things nice. But…

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Is addiction a disease?
Posted by Youssef
on 25 Oct 2022
What's included? IntroductionIs addiction a disease or a mental illness?Why is addiction called a brain disease?What areas of the brain are associated with addiction?How can Delamere help with addiction? Does someone choose to become an alcoholic or spend a lifetime addicted to drugs? Is it hereditary? Are people who suffer from Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)…

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Using Creative Expression To Heal Trauma
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 05 May 2022
Trauma doesn’t affect everyone, but it is surprisingly common. In a global survey of 24 countries, 70% of people said they had experienced a traumatic event. Witnessing death or serious injury; the unexpected death of a loved one; being mugged; being in a life-threatening car accident; and experiencing a life-threatening illness or injury, accounted for…

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The Benefits Of Exercise In Addiction Recovery
Posted by Martin Preston
on 15 Apr 2022
It boosts mood, protects against illness and improves sleep. Physical activity has long been associated with health and well-being and the benefits of exercise in addiction recovery are well documented. Studies reveal that regular aerobic exercise can prevent illicit drug use and alcohol abuse while also increasing the rate of abstinence, reducing cravings and lowering…

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Did Lockdown Increase Gaming Addiction?
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 11 Apr 2022
As if loss of income, social isolation and school closures weren’t enough, COVID-19 lockdowns were also responsible for a rise in compulsive disorders. The number of children and young adults receiving treatment for gaming addiction tripled during the height of the pandemic in 2020. One private hospital said the majority of enquiries came from parents…

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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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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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