Category: Addiction Recovery
Mental health & addiction in the LGBTQIA+ community
Posted by Dr Catherine Carney
on 28 Jun 2024

The UK is experiencing an addiction crisis right now and, particularly with it being Pride Month, it’s important to share how the LGBTQIA+ community is disproportionately impacted by this.


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GENERATION SICKNOTE: Why the PM’s reaction to ‘Sicknote culture’ could lead to a rise in addictions
Posted by Martin Preston
on 17 Apr 2024

This month, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced measures to clamp down on ‘sick note culture’ which he says is increasingly becoming a burden on the economy.


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5 ways to spot a potential eating disorder in friends and family
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 14 Feb 2024

Kat Steele is Recovery Team Coordinator at the Delamere addiction treatment clinic in Cheshire. Here, she gives her advice on things to look out for that could be the signs of an eating disorder.


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Six tips to tackle ‘Quitter’s Day’ and stick to your New Year’s resolutions
Posted by Dr Catherine Carney
on 08 Jan 2024

The turn of the New Year is about renewal and hope. Millions of people across the UK marked this date by setting New Year’s resolutions, reflecting on these hopes, aspirations, and energy.


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Building a support network: Friends and family in recovery
Posted by Youssef
on 08 Nov 2023

With any challenges in life, from coping with grief to having your first child, you don’t get very far without the support of family and friends. In addiction recovery, building a support network is even more crucial. It can mean the difference between maintaining long-term sobriety and falling victim to a relapse.


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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Addiction
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 17 Oct 2023

We all feel the winter blues as the nights draw in. The gloomy conditions and cold, wet weather can make us want to retreat indoors and feel less like socialising. But there’s a big difference between feeling a bit low and experiencing major depression.


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Exploring the relationship between screens and substance abuse
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 15 Jun 2023

Is reliance on technology simply part of modern life or is our need for screen time setting us up for problems with depression, anxiety and substance abuse?


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The Power of Tracking Wellbeing Outcomes at Delamere
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 01 Jun 2023

At Delamere we provide vital support to individuals facing a wide range of issues from addiction to work burnout. These issues can come with a range of underlying challenges such as depression, anxiety, cravings, low overall quality of life, and social disconnection. To ensure the effectiveness of our program at Delamere, tracking outcome data has become a crucial practice. By measuring and analysing outcomes in 5 specific areas, we are able to gain valuable insights into our guests’ progress and make informed decisions to enhance treatment plans as well as looking at the things we are doing well and the areas in which we can continue to improve outcomes.


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The importance of aftercare in addiction recovery: maintaining sobriety
Posted by Youssef
on 12 May 2023

Can 28 days in rehab help you stay sober for good? Addiction is very treatable but, just like other chronic disorders, like diabetes and asthma, it can’t be cured. Receiving treatment in a residential rehab facility is only the first step in a person’s recovery.


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The success rates of different addiction treatments
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 27 Apr 2023

If you’re considering entering into treatment for alcohol or drug addiction, you’ll no doubt be wondering how effective it is. Are you going to walk out of a rehab centre with a completely different outlook on life or will you fall at the first hurdle? The truth is the success rates of addiction treatments are very hard to measure. The effectiveness of treatment for any health condition, from diabetes to high blood pressure, varies from person to person. So, how can you know what will work for you? 


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