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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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Alcohol, Domestic Abuse and Christmas
Posted by Martin Preston
on 11 Dec 2020
Every year over the festive period, cases of domestic abuse and violence increase dramatically.  The reason for christmas and new year being a particularly precarious time is a toxic recipe of extra time spent with loved ones, increased financial pressure to meet expectations and lets not forget the most important ingredient of all - alcohol!…

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The best time of year to go to alcohol rehab
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 30 Nov 2020
Would you believe if we said that Christmas is actually the best time of year to undergo alcohol treatment? Probably not - afterall, who wants to spend time away from family and friends over the festive period, but there are some very good reasons why. Many people that suffer with alcoholism wait until a crisis…

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The UKs current alcohol situation
Posted by Martin Preston
on 12 Nov 2020
Number of people drinking at high risk levels nearly doubles during lockdown With England in its second Covid-19 lockdown, deaths from substance misuse and addiction are expected to rise. Many poles have been conducted on the amount of alcohol we have been consuming during the lockdown period. The results of various studies on how much…

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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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Royal College of Psychiatrists warn of alcohol services being overwhelmed
Posted by Martin Preston
on 29 Sep 2020
The Royal College of Psychiatrists have warned England’s addiction services will be overwhelmed with an additional 4 million individuals drinking more alcohol than they did prior to the Covid-19 lockdown. England, along with the rest of the UK, has seen figures nearly double in the number of adults turning to drink to cope with the…

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New and different addiction treatment model comes to life
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 07 Sep 2020
As Clinical Director I have spent the last two years working very closely with Martin Preston, Founder here at Delamere, to slowly and painstakingly bring a brave vision of a completely new and different treatment model to the world of addiction. Together we have crafted a new and exciting programme which isn’t based in shame…

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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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Alcohol abuse and Bulimia – A deadly combination
Posted by David Williams
on 16 Jul 2020
Two prominent addictions that frequently kill are alcohol and food. When these two addictions meet, the negative effects of both are amplified and the prognosis is poor unless the correct treatment is undertaken. In this article we look at the reasons why alcohol and eating disorders, bulimia in particular, are so deadly when combined. We…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – why kindness is key to addiction recovery
Posted by Martin Preston
on 18 May 2020
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week has had a hasty and astute theme change to ‘kindness’. The shift, from an original intended theme of ‘sleep,’ came in response to the strange, worrying and traumatic times we are currently in with the coronavirus crisis. The shift makes the week, which is always highly relevant in addiction…

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