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How much does alcohol rehab cost?
Posted by Youssef
on 22 Sep 2022
If you’ve been struggling with alcohol for a long time, you may have contemplated checking into an alcohol rehab facility. Perhaps you’ve already tried to quit on your own or even attended outpatient services that haven’t been successful. Sometimes alcohol addiction reaches a point when only a residential rehab programme will help you to stay…

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Toxic Drug Culture Mapped Across The UK
Posted by Martin Preston
on 16 Sep 2022
In the UK, drugs are a common element of the party and rave scene, with many people using them to enhance the effects of alcohol. However, according to recent reports, the UK’s attitude towards using drugs has meant that as a country ‘we take more drugs than anywhere else in the world’.  In fact, earlier…

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What happens when you quit drugs for good?
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 08 Sep 2022
If you have become dependent on taking drugs and are planning on giving up, you may be concerned about what might happen to your mind and body when you quit drugs for good. It’s important to ensure you have the right medical support from trained professionals rather than attempting to stop taking drugs ‘cold turkey’.…

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How to stop a porn addiction 
Posted by Martin Preston
on 29 Aug 2022
Watching porn is a perfectly natural part of a healthy sex life and needn’t be associated with feelings of guilt or shame. However, if you find that your viewing habits are becoming excessive this could indicate that you’ve developed a porn addiction. This behavioural disorder might seem harmless enough but if left unchecked it can…

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Attachment disorder and addiction
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 29 Aug 2022
Attachment disorders are emotional or behavioural problems that affect people’s ability to form bonds with family members or caregivers. They usually begin in early childhood if an infant’s basic needs are unmet or they’re exposed to abuse, trauma or neglect. There is a strong link between attachment disorder and addiction because if these psychiatric illnesses…

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What is adjustment disorder?
Posted by Youssef
on 22 Aug 2022
Also known as Stress Response Syndrome (SRS) adjustment disorder is a disproportionate or irrational reaction to a stressful event or change in someone’s circumstances that causes distress and impairs daily functioning in home, work or personal life. Both traumatic and non-traumatic events can lead to adjustment disorder, from witnessing a death to job loss. Negative…

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Why choose menopause private treatment?
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 17 Aug 2022
Night sweats. Irregular periods. Brain fog. Anxiety. If you’ve been suffering with the side effects of the menopause, you’ve no doubt started searching for menopause treatment options. While there is some support available on the NHS, if this stage in your life starts to severely impact your mental health and those around you, private treatment…

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Drug and Alcohol Use Survey 2022
Posted by Martin Preston
on 11 Aug 2022
Many Brits find themselves in the pub more often when the summer months creep in. So, it leads us to wonder why people are more drawn to alcohol and substances during this time: is it because more people are doing it, so they feel less guilty? Is it due to increased promotion and advertisements around…

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The importance of your environment in recovery
Posted by Youssef
on 01 Aug 2022
Photography of Delamere by Nick Harrison, landscape design by Elaine Cresswell Whether it’s your childhood home, a high-pressured workspace or stressful social situations and events, different environments can be a trigger for any type of addiction. Research shows both your work/school situation, family, peers and the community can all influence your behaviour. Which means it’s…

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The Festival Season & Addiction
Posted by Martin Preston
on 25 Jul 2022
Coachella, Glastonbury, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, every year countries around the world play host to music festivals covering every genre, age bracket and budget. The festival season in the UK and overseas has exploded in the last decade, propelled further by the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. At most festivals you can camp over for several days, creating…

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