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Category: Drug addiction
What Is Flakka And Why Is It So Dangerous?  
Posted by Youssef
on 19 Jan 2022
It might be a term of endearment in Latin America, but “la flaca” means something entirely different in the international drug world. Spanish for ‘pretty, skinny girl who charms all she meets’, Flakka is a highly addictive designer drug known for its ability to make people go crazy. Horrific stories of Flakka addicts displaying bizarre behaviour including running through the streets naked, gaining superhuman strength and engaging in violent acts, have led to…

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Oxycodone Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
Posted by Dr Terry Spokes
on 17 Jan 2022
Abuse and misuse of prescription painkillers is a growing problem. In fact, it’s estimated up to 12% of people who take strong opioids misuse them and as many as 29% develop an addiction. Known by the brand names Roxicodone®, Oxynorm® and OxyContin®, oxycodone is an opioid usually prescribed for severe or chronic pain following an accident, surgery or for advanced cancer. As well as delivering effective pain-relief, it also provides a euphoric effect, which can put users at high risk of developing an oxycodone addiction.   Dependence…

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Codeine Withdrawal: Signs, Symptoms And Treatment
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 26 Dec 2021
Codeine withdrawal symptoms - like withdrawal symptoms from most drugs - can be a pretty nasty experience. Withdrawal symptoms are the effects felt by a substance-dependent individual after a prolonged period without the substance in their system. It’s their body’s response to not getting what it needs to function as a result of the dependency…

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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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Psychedelics And Breathwork: Exploring Disruptive Tools In Addiction Recovery
Posted by Martin Preston
on 18 Nov 2021
At Delamere, our approach to addiction treatment and wellness is a holistic one. We look at a whole person model through our Stop.Start.Grow programme, taking into account physical and emotional wellbeing. Our aim is to bring about personal transformations that extend far beyond addiction recovery. In order to achieve this we pride ourselves in delivering…

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Psychedelics in addiction treatment: Friend or Foe? Problem or solution?
Posted by Martin Preston
on 29 Oct 2021
At Delamere we treat all manner of addiction problems.  Whist the majority of guests come to us because it is alcohol that has become a problem in life; increasingly, we work with people who have become dependent on substances or ‘processes’ too. As you might imagine, struggles with illegal substances like cocaine - or prescribed…

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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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20 Best Quotes of Sobriety
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 23 Apr 2021
During recovery from addiction, there are often times when we need a boost to start our day or give us motivation to keep on going. During these times, we may turn to spiritual practices or sobriety quotes for some inspiration. Love them or hate them inspirational quotes have been around for many, many years. Some…

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What Is An Alcohol or Drug Detox
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 02 Apr 2021
An alcohol or drug detox is a palliative intervention designed to reduce the symptoms of withdrawal whilst the body goes through the process of detoxification There are various ways, methods and means of detoxing from alcohol or drugs but not all are safe.  If you or a loved one suffer from a drug or alcohol…

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‘Let it snow, Let it snow… Let it snow’
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 14 Dec 2020
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? No, not that type of white Christmas. What we are referring to is cocaine, AKA ‘Snow’. Christmas and New Year are a notorious time for letting your hair down and over indulging in everything! From food to alcohol and for some even cocaine and drugs.  Especially with the…

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