For people with drug & alcohol problems

Your Guide to Rehab: Why it’s necessary and why it could save your life.

How to get help for crystal meth addiction

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Crystal Meth Addiction: It Has to Stop In 2020, almost 3000 lives were lost due to drug misuse in the UK. Every one of those deaths was avoidable. Every one of those people deserved help. Recovering from methamphetamine addiction isn’t easy, but it’s better than the alternative. Crystal meth is commonly cut with unknown substances … Read more

Mixing cocaine and alcohol can kill

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Cocaine and alcohol are often used together More than half of people with a cocaine addiction also have an alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, the combination of these drugs is far more dangerous than either drug alone. Here’s why. Cocaine masks the effects of alcohol. Alcohol makes you drowsy, but cocaine wakes you up. This leads you … Read more

Addiction myths for 2022

Myth: I’m a bad person. You are not bad, even though you may have done some unpleasant or unkind things while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Addiction is a disease, but one that is treatable. Recovery is possible through organisations like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous or through residential treatment. Myth: I want … Read more

Burnout, stress and addiction in the UK is now a major issue for 30-55 year olds

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What is burnout? Many executives thrive on stress and adrenaline in their professional lives. However, stress affects people in different ways, and for some, the strain causes mental and physical exhaustion – known as burnout. Executive professionals with perfectionist and controlling tendencies who work in stressful business environments are more likely to be affected by … Read more

Addiction and the brain

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Executive functioning: The series of higher processes carried out by the prefrontal cortex in the brain, including planning, decision making, control of impulsive actions and problem-solving. The prefrontal cortex is the part of our brain located just behind the forehead, and it plays a crucial role in many of the processes involved in professional life. … Read more

How Self-Loathing Drives People Into Addiction

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The Self-Loathing Cycle of Addiction and How to Break It Chemical addiction to drugs or alcohol might be a physical condition, but it has its roots in mental health. If you are alcohol or narcotic-dependent, there is a high likelihood that you will also suffer from issues around low self-esteem or self-loathing, whether you realise … Read more

Common Regrets of Being a Drinker

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Drinkers Guilt – Common Regrets of Being a Drinker Guilt and shame; two of the most powerful and destructive emotional impulses any human can face, and two of the most common symptoms of emotional distress caused by alcohol dependency. For you to recover from alcohol dependency, you must tackle both the physical and emotional aspects … Read more

Can I still be a casual drinker after recovering from alcoholism?

Can Alcoholics Ever Go Back to Casual Drinking?  When it comes to alcoholism, the truth isn’t always easy to hear, but it is simple. Alcoholism is defined by a negative relationship with alcohol, which forms into an addiction where you cannot cope without it. You are quite simply dependent on drinking to get through the … Read more

Must Read: Common Myths about Mental Illness

Stopping the Stigma: Busting Common Mental Health Myths Nobody would understand or listen to my problems. They thought I was overreacting when I said I was anxious and depressed. I reached out to helplines, and then to a rehab clinic, which helped me realise that I was not alone, and I could recover. – Molly Mental … Read more

Mental Illness and Suicide: The Danger of a Second Pandemic in 2021

Mental Health Issues are on the Rise in 2021 I was drinking to ease the pain of being alone, and feeling so isolated from help during lockdown. There was nothing else to do, and before long, I was drinking in the mornings, and retreating into myself rather than reaching out to others. – Rachelle There … Read more