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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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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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Signs & Effects of Amphetamine Addiction
Posted by Dr Terry Spokes
on 09 Feb 2022
Amphetamines – more commonly referred to as ‘speed’ – are stimulants that impact the central nervous system. Like most stimulants, they’re known to provide a surge in energy and confidence and provide a euphoric ‘high’ when using. This is why they’re so popular at raves, parties and in club settings. As well as being used…

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Psychedelic-assisted Therapy: Help or Hindrance?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 07 Feb 2022
Psychedelic therapy is a technique that involves the use of psychedelic substances to aid the therapeutic process. Hallucinogenic substances have been used in holistic medicine and for spiritual practices by various cultures for thousands of years, yet their efficacy is still somewhat inconsistent and relatively unknown. In the ’50s and ’60s, research on psychedelics began…

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs
Posted by Martin Preston
on 03 Feb 2022
Addiction experts have been assessing the danger of psychoactive substances for the last 15 years. Scientific papers and classification systems rank over 300 different drugs in order of the most harmful and the least beneficial to health. The usual suspects are always there: alcohol, tobacco, heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine are still among the most dangerous…

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Drugs In The Media: How Addiction Is Portrayed
Posted by Martin Preston
on 24 Jan 2022
Glamorised, demonised and often exaggerated, drug addiction is portrayed in many ways in the media but rarely is it accurate or helpful. Most representations of people who abuse drugs and alcohol are overly negative or so far-fetched they create a skewed image of what drug addiction is actually like. These inaccurate portrayals mean substance abusers…

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