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Addiction, also known as substance use disorder or substance abuse, is officially categorised by specialists and neuroscientists as a disease of chronic brain relapsing . 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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