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Category: Alcoholism
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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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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How To Stop Drinking Alcohol Every Night 
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 28 Feb 2022
It kills more than 3 million people each year, causes more than 200 diseases and shortens our lifespan, yet alcohol is legal, accessible and socially acceptable (1). We think nothing of downing a glass of wine after a tough day or going for a quick beer after work. We drink to celebrate, relax, escape and…

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Secret Drinking: Spotting The Signs Of Alcoholism
Posted by Martin Preston
on 28 Dec 2021
Many people aren’t aware their partner, friend or family member is drinking too much. Secret drinking is a warning sign that someone has a problem with alcohol when a social lubricant slips into a destructive habit. If you’re worried that you, or someone you know, is secretly drinking, there is help available. Residential clinics, like…

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Alcohol Shakes: Are They A Sign Of Alcoholism?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 22 Dec 2021
We all have a different relationship with alcohol. For some, it’s a means of loosening up after a hard week’s work or celebrating big life events. For others, alcohol can become something much more destructive. Some people are more susceptible to becoming substance dependent than others and people can build a dependency on alcohol for…

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A Guide To Christmas In Recovery
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 14 Dec 2021
Christmas time can be a daunting period in recovery. Especially if it’s your first. A time full of celebrations, parties and festive fun can offer various challenges for your recovery and can feel like a minefield of opportunities for relapse. Although you may feel like avoiding Christmas altogether, it’s important for you to socialise, spend…

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What Is Dry Drunk Syndrome?
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 12 Dec 2021
What is Dry Drunk Syndrome? Dry Drunk Syndrome is described by members of Alcoholics Anonymous as “the presence of actions and attitudes that characterised the alcoholic prior to recovery”. A ‘dry drunk’ will typically start turning back to destructive habits and ignoring the positive mantras they have developed to aid their sobriety. Dry drunk syndrome is…

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The Effects Of Substance Misuse
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 07 Dec 2021
Substance misuse affects millions of people around the world every year and can be extremely harmful to our health. Misusing substances can quickly lead to dependency and addiction, where cognitive, behavioural and physiological problems develop. Being on substances to get you through the day can make you feel lost and powerless. Like your life is…

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How To Avoid An Alcohol Relapse
Posted by Martin Preston
on 04 Dec 2021
Recognising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to recovery. We help people to overcome alcohol addiction in a relaxed, supportive and non-judgemental environment at our purpose-built retreat beside Delamere forest. Our unique Treatment Model takes guests on a transformative journey from medically supported detoxification through to full alcohol rehab. During our…

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The UK Drug and Alcohol Use Survey 2021
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 25 Aug 2021
Contents IntroductionAn Overview of Substance AbuseHow Substances can Impact LivesThe Rate of Alcohol Use in 2021How Many People Use Drugs in the UK?The UK’s Prescription Drug ProblemOveruse of Over The Counter MedicationThe Rate of RecoveryMethodology & Sources Drug and alcohol use has touched millions of peoples lives in the UK for many years. In England,…

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