Trouble For Our Food Banks This Coming Christmas, So We’re Asking For Your Help & We Will Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is Too!

We know that COVID pandemic has added unnecessary pressure to families who are already struggling with addictions, COVID isolation and more.
That’s why we have decided to ask for your help. To help our food banks who will be helping our most in need this year and do not have all of the items they otherwise would have if we weren’t in the same situation we are now!

For every pack bought by our DnD family, use the hashtag mentioned in the article and send us the pic and we will buy another to the same value in your name! What could be easier?!…

The Genetics Of Drug And Alcohol Addiction

Our genes we inherit from our parents can make up upto as much as 50% of our susceptibility toward developing an addiction or addictive behaviours ourselves.
Having an awareness and knowledge is a key part of developing a stable, functional recovery strategy to reduce your risk of actually having an active addiction in any of its forms.

Find out all you need to know here as well as what you can do to help yourself.

Substance Addiction & Suicide

Considered one of the nation’s greatest health epidemics by many in the medical and mental health fields, suicide is one of the top leading causes of death in the United Kingdom, along with the consequences that addiction can cause, such as overdosing, especially among young people.

The suicide rate of 11.2 deaths per 100,000 population recorded by the Office for National Statistics. This must change, we have the ability to do it, hopefully with this dissemination and public awareness of information, we can all help and make change!…

The 5 Most Common Behaviour Traits Of An Addict And What You Can Do About It

The behaviour of an addicted person is baffling, frustrating, frightening and sad. The power substances have over the addict is so strong that many people are totally overwhelmed and powerless by it.

Their actions and words are dictated by their need and desire for more drugs and/or alcohol, but those who know and love that person may not be able to understand why they are behaving the way they are or why making permanent changes is so difficult when others who don’t have addictions could make those changes easily.

In this article, we will look at the top 5 most common traits of an addict, how to recognise them and what you can do about them…

The Importance Of Positive Self Talk In & Affirmations In Addiction & Recovery

We all have moments of self-doubt, but negative self-talk can become outright abusive and detrimental to our recovery efforts if we let it go on for too long. The way we treat ourselves is what shapes our self-perception, yet we tend to be much more critical on ourselves that we really should be.
In this article, we discuss what drives negative self talk as well as tricks and techniques to overcome them when they occur. We also look at the use of daily affirmations in recovery, a really powerful tool to utilise if you want long lasting, resilient recovery!…

Mindfulness, What Is It And Can It Help Me?

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s happening around us.

Mindfulness also allows us to choose beneficial choices and identify negative ones. It helps with cravings, urges, temptations, mental health, physical health, relationships and many more!

Find out all you need to know and more inside this extremely comprehensive guide for mindfulness!…

Always Have Something To Talk About With Our Talking Cheat Sheet

Sometimes we find it difficult to start a conversation, to find something to talk about or to express what we want to say with the the correct intention we want to get across to someone else.

This “talking cheat sheet” give you prompts, ideas and suggestions for conversation, communication, creativity and many more uses besides, your creativity is your only limit!…

How Pets And Animals Can Help Addicts Leave Active Addiction, Enter Recovery And Help Their Mental Health

We all know just how important the love, companionship and bond that is created between the animal and it’s owner.

In addiction recovery and mental health, these bonds can become a driving force to motivate change in ourselves and help overcome some of the loneliness and isolation addicts feel throughout their active using and drinking. This can then be made even worse with mental health issues too.

Find out how pets and animals can help us throughout our active addiction, into recovery and help us overcome the difficulties we often feel with mental health conditions.

Don’t Let Fear And Apprehension Hold You Back From The Life You Deserve

We all fear the unknown. Change can be scary. Taking that first leap of faith towards recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can be extremely daunting and apprehension. We’re asking ourselves to jump away from the things that we’ve used for so long to self soothe and “cope” with difficulties throughout our lives but unless you do, you’ll be stuck in the ever-worsening downward spiral which more of than not, lead to the 3 endings that are mentioned at fellowship meetings, jail, institutions or death and while we’re still using or drinking, we put ourselves at an extremely high risk of those things coming true, sooner rather than later.

Find out how to make long lasting change inside this article!…

Do You Really Know What Effects Drugs And Alcohol Are Having On Your Body? Find Out Here!…

The effects drugs cause to your body are also effected by the strength and ingredients contained within the drugs or alcohol you consume.

The interactions between the chemicals, the chemicals and your body and the strength of those chemicals and chemical processes then determine how strong the drugs will be, what side effects they could/will cause and also determine your overall risk of overdose or harm.

Knowing what substances do to your body allows you to make better, more informed choices.