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What is Addiction Relapse?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 6, 2021

What is Addiction Relapse? The journey to recovery for any addict is full of its challenges. At any point during this challenge, someone suffering from addiction might be tempted to resume their alcohol or drug misuse. This could be very early on in the road to recovery, a few weeks, months or even years later […]

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Guide to UK Alcohol Addiction Helplines

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 29, 2021

Guide to UK Alcohol Addiction Helplines If you’re suffering from an alcohol addiction disorder, or know someone who is, then it’s important to know that there’s help out there. Suffering from addiction can have many physical consequences, but can’t also put a major strain on your mental health too. This could include anxiety, depression and […]

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How to Admit Yourself to Addiction Treatment

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 25, 2021

How to Admit Yourself to Addiction Treatment Addiction can happen to anyone at any time, no matter their social, ethnic, or economic background. Despite the best intentions, those who find themselves facing addiction are often unable to reach sobriety without help. Overcoming substance abuse and alcoholism usually requires more than willpower alone, essentially because drug […]

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How To Help Someone Who Has Relapsed On Drugs Or Alcohol

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 24, 2021

How To Help Someone Who Has Relapsed On Drugs Or Alcohol Relapse is a normal and almost expected part of addiction recovery, with up to 91% of people with an opiate addiction relapsing before experiencing long-term sobriety and up to 70% of people with an alcohol addiction experiencing the same scenario. [1] Despite the frequency […]

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Coping with Addiction Triggers

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 16, 2021

Coping with Addiction Triggers It is very common for people with addictions to relapse during recovery. These relapses are often the result of triggers, which come in many forms. It could be a certain day, an anniversary of a past event or even a physical place. These triggers can cause overwhelming anxiety, sadness, panic, and […]

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What happens during a SMART recovery meeting?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 12, 2021

What happens during a SMART recovery meeting? If you are currently trying to overcome an addiction, recovery programmes that focus on a “Higher Power” that encourage you to admit that you are powerless over your addiction – like many 12 step programmes to do – may not be for you. That’s ok. In today’s day […]

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What is a 12 Step Programme?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 11, 2021

What is a 12 Step Programme? The 12 step programme is one of the most well-known and successful models in the treatment of addiction. It is most often implemented in a group setting where people taking part in the programme have direct peer support as they make their way through the 12 steps to recovery. […]

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How to Overcome Addiction to Painkillers

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 31, 2021

How to Overcome Addiction to Painkillers The purpose of painkillers is to relieve pain however, many stronger painkillers have calming effects which make them addictive to some people. There are illegal painkillers such as heroin, and legal painkillers such as codeine which are prescribed by a doctor. People often begin to take illegal painkillers as […]

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Alcohol Relapse Warning Signs

by Ray Sadoun ǀ April 27, 2021

Alcohol Relapse Warning Signs Recovering from alcohol addiction is immensely difficult. It can take someone months or years to take back control of their life, and finally achieving sobriety is a fantastic achievement. The recovery journey is long, so it can be easy to panic if it looks like someone you care about might be […]

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