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It’s likely you’ve felt the financial squeeze on your pockets the last few months. At the start of 2022, jaws dropped as fuel and energy prices rose. Six months down the line and it feels like you’re lucky if twenty pounds worth of fuel gets you off the forecourt. In the UK there’s been a […]Read more
Although addiction is one of the most challenging life experiences a person can face, when a person chooses a path of recovery there are huge benefits to be gained. Recovery means a person will self-reflect, learn about themselves and others, have more control over choices, and will make healthier decisions going forward. Recovery builds a […]Read more
Cocaine use has increased throughout the world due to it being more available and cheaper. This, along with alcohol being legal, means that the occurrence of people using both has accelerated. Polydrug abuse (where more than one substance is taken) comes with more risks than one substance alone. This is due to the side effects […]Read more
Enhancing Your Physical and Mental Health Once addiction takes hold of your life, it will most often have severely damaging effects on your mind and body. The list of health consequences is long and intense, ranging from ill mental health, high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, pancreatitis, and cancer, to name but a few. [i] […]Read more
Polydrug use involves using two or more different types of substances at once, which can amplify their effects and lead to a longer, stronger or altered high. This practise is extremely dangerous and carries a high risk of overdose as well as numerous detrimental effects to the body and brain.  Alcohol, prescription medication and […]Read more
If a type of medication is legally required to be prescribed by a medical professional and cannot be purchased over-the-counter, this is known as a prescription drug. These tight controls and regulations reflect the fact that these medications are potentially addictive and can be dangerous if an incorrect dosage is consumed or if it is […]Read more
Recognising an Alcoholic Problem in Your Spouse Figuring out how to help an alcoholic spouse can be challenging, especially when you’re not sure entirely sure they have a problem yet. Start by trying to understand their problem and what your husband or wife’s alcoholism involves first. Assessing the extent of their alcohol problem gives you […]Read more
Amy Winehouse may have sadly passed away from alcohol poisoning in 2011 after a long battle with addiction, but her legacy lives on a decade later in the form of the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Many women and young people struggling with addiction have found support in this charity which has had success in guiding them […]Read more
The recovery journey that your loved one goes through is fluid; ever-changing with the ebb and flow of life. In this respect, you’ll be overjoyed as your loved one goes starts rehab with all the commitment and enthusiasm their body can contain. But, as people leave rehab and continue their recovery journey at home, their […]Read more
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