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Inpatient Versus Outpatient Treatment

by Ray Sadoun ǀ February 21, 2024

For those based in the UK and looking for treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction, there are two main options available: inpatient (residential) and outpatient treatment. Both inpatient and outpatient treatment have a high success rate for treating addiction. Although both are similar and offer, relatively, the same drug and alcohol services, they differ in […]

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What are the Effects of Drinking Alcohol Every Day?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ February 7, 2024

The World Health Organisation estimates that alcohol abuse accounts for over 3 million deaths a year across the world, lowers health standards and causes a rise in disabilities and illnesses in all of the areas where it is highly consumed. (15) Alcohol is also the leading risk factor for premature deaths in the 15 to […]

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What are Sober Living Houses in Addiction Recovery?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ January 17, 2024

If you’re familiar with the world of addiction treatment, you might have encountered the term “Sober Living Houses” [1] under one of its many synonyms: Transitional Living, Halfway Houses, or Sober Living Facilities. All of these refer to the same concept: a supportive environment for people who have already completed addiction treatment. These are places […]

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Understanding the Feelings of a Cocaine High

by Ray Sadoun ǀ January 10, 2024

In the UK, cocaine remains a very popular substance – both for regular users and weekend revellers. According to the latest data, in 2021, powder cocaine accounted for 19,209 treatment entrants. For more information on cocaine statistics in the UK, see more here. However, according to a survey, people that used cocaine reported that they […]

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The Top Signs of Porn Addiction

by Ray Sadoun ǀ January 3, 2024

If you’re using porn more than you used to and are struggling to cut it down, you might have developed an addiction. You aren’t alone. In 2021, it was reported that 60,000 Brits sought help for their porn habits. [1] Knowing what the signs of porn addiction are can help you self-identify and to seek […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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