General enquiries: 0800 326 5559
International: 0330 333 8188

What’s New

OK Rehab Blog

Check here for the latest ideas and insights from OK Rehab. We’ll share original articles by our clinical staff, helpful posts on recovery topics by guest authors, and keep you up to date on new research and innovative developments in addiction and recovery.

feature-image

Talking Therapies in Addiction Treatment

by Ray Sadoun ǀ November 23, 2023

Addiction, also known as substance use disorder or substance abuse, is officially categorised by specialists and neuroscientists as a disease of chronic brain relapsing [1]. When someone is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, neural pathways and chemicals in the person’s brain will have been altered to become severely dependent on an addictive substance. […]

Read more more
feature-image

Taking the Steps to Forgive Yourself

by Ray Sadoun ǀ November 16, 2023

Have you ever fallen out with someone or had an argument and the other person hasn’t forgiven you? Perhaps they were unable to let something go that happened in the heat of the moment? It could be that you lost your temper and shouted, and the other person couldn’t forgive you for it. Interestingly, when […]

Read more more
feature-image

How Long Does Valium Stay in Your System?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ November 9, 2023

Since its creation, Valium has been a popular substance – recreationally and for treating anxiety and/or sleeping problems. According to the latest statistics, in England alone, 1.4 million adults have been prescribed a benzodiazepine – such as Valium – in the past year. In 2018, there were a recorded 420 deaths related to Valium. Since […]

Read more more
feature-image

How Long Does Ketamine Stay in Your System?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ November 2, 2023

It’s natural if you’re a ketamine user to wonder how long the substance stays in your system. There’s quite a lot of helpful information available about this drug because of how it’s used in healthcare settings. Interestingly, due to its use in medical care, there are incredibly varied ideas about ketamine use. As with all […]

Read more more
feature-image

Suboxone Side Effects: What Are They and Are They Worth it?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ October 26, 2023

When a person is addicted to a substance and wishes to be free from that addiction, in most cases, they will need to detox. Detoxification is the process by which the body and brain expel harmful substances. Because addiction often means that the brain and body have become dependent upon a substance to function, this […]

Read more more
feature-image

How Long Does Cannabis Withdrawal Last?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ October 19, 2023

According to the latest statistics, 15% of the population of the UK has used cannabis in their lifetime.  In the UK, cannabis is most used by people aged between 18 to 24, with 30% of this age group admitting to having used cannabis. Cannabis is the most used recreational drug in the UK. (1) For more […]

Read more more
feature-image

Brief intervention in Addiction Treatment

by Ray Sadoun ǀ October 12, 2023

Here in the UK, we’re undergoing what experts refer to as an addiction crisis, with thousands of people suffering from severe substance-related problems. This increase in heavy drinkers and illicit drug users has been especially prevalent since COVID-19, with lockdown fuelled binges leading to unwelcome habits. While each person’s substance use story is different, many […]

Read more more
feature-image

Crack Vs Cocaine: What’s the Difference between Crack & Cocaine?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ October 5, 2023

It’s likely you’ve heard that crack and cocaine are the same drug, hence, landing on this page. While these two forms of cocaine come from the same source and are chemically the same, there are some clear differences between crack and cocaine that are worth knowing about. This drug is a stimulant that affects the […]

Read more more
feature-image

How Important is Alone Time for Mental Health?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ September 28, 2023

According to the latest data, in England, 1 in 4 people suffer from mental health issues. 1 in 6 people are likely to experience common mental health issues, such as anxiety and/or depression. (1) For more information about mental health statistics in the UK, please read more here. In recent years, mental health issues have […]

Read more more

Get Help Today

Don’t go through the progress of recovery alone. Get in touch with someone who can help.

Request a Call