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Category: Drug addiction
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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Ayahuasca – The cure for addiction?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 17 Oct 2020
Ayahuasca treatment is growing in popularity. So much so, that ayahuasca retreats are becoming more commonplace in countries native to the practice.  Very little is known about ayahuasca amongst the general population. It is only those that go in search of a ‘spiritual awakening’ or who are in desperate need of healing who may have…

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Public Health England issues rare warning over fake prescription drugs
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 18 Aug 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic there has been a surge in people turning to the internet and street dealers for prescription drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia. Some of the illicit prescription drugs are of extremely high strength and toxicity, leading to a number of hospitalisations and even deaths.  The drugs causing the most concern are…

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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…

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Drugs in football: Addiction and doping in the game
Posted by David Williams
on 27 Nov 2019
Doping is arguably far less prominent in football than in other sports such as athletics and cycling where there have been high profile cheating scandals. That said, there have been a number of cases throughout the years around footballers using illicit substances whether for the purpose of performance enhancements or otherwise. There are those who…

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Cocaine addiction: signs and symptoms
Posted by Martin Preston
on 17 Oct 2019
Signs and symptoms of cocaine addiction will vary between different people and dependent on how long they have been misusing. It can be difficult to spot the early signs as the indicators can be similar to those for other problems. The person who is addicted may also be trying to hide their addiction or convince…

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How to help a drug addict
Posted by Martin Preston
on 23 Sep 2019
If the drug use of someone you care about has become a concern to you, it’s natural to feel fearful, worried, unsure and even angry or guilty.  Perhaps you are just beginning to become anxious about someone’s drug use or maybe they have accepted they have a problem and even tried to get clean but…

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Information on how to stop taking drugs
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 16 Sep 2019
“Changing entrenched patterns of drug-using behaviour is difficult, requires concerted effort and a range of internal and external resources,” a report by a group of leading clinicians said. These are the words of people whose life’s work has been in supporting the treatment and recovery of people facing problem drug use, the clinicians who collaborated…

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