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?!…
This article contains images, videos and other media that shows real-life wounds, abscesses, ulcers and amputations associated with injecting throughout. Not for those with a nervous disposition to wounds and graphic media.
It has been reported that one third of substance users will develop an injection-related abscesses, sores or open wounds within a one-year period at minimum.
Education about substance use, skin issues and wound care is an important part of helping not only the user but also the health care professionals that are encountering this consequence of injecting more and more often.
Discover the warning signs when wounds develop and when more professional help may be needed.
Harm reduction refers to a broad range of policies and practices that try to reduce the physical, mental and societal harms that people do to themselves and/or others from their drug and alcohol use.
This article covers a wide range of harm reduction strategies and best practice suggestions for those who use drugs and alcohol, those around them, their communities and the country as a whole, including those involved with sex work, those who drink/drug drive and what help and support is available to those who want it.
We have studied the Brain for decades, trying to unlock it’s mysterious yet astonishing abilities!
A researcher from Washington University has studied the Brain to see whether implementing mindfulness techniques and practices could make our brain immune to temptations from the things we have developed a physical and psychological patterns of behaviour around.
Find out more about her research methods and clinical findings here!…
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!…
Supervised drug consumption facilities, where illicit drugs can be used under the supervision of trained staff, have been operating in Europe for the last three decades. These facilities primarily aim to reduce the acute risks of disease transmission through unhygienic injecting, prevent drug-related overdose deaths and connect high-risk drug users with addiction treatment and other health and social services.
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.
We often overlook the rough-sleepers that we pass in the streets each day, either because we psychologically think if we don’t look, it doesn’t exist or because we are at some level, embarrassed because we don’t know what we can do to help.
In this article, we discuss how you can help those who are homeless or sleeping rough, both directly and indirectly. You can also find help, support and links to other organisations who can help those who are homeless, sleeping rough or at risk of becoming homeless. Keep reading to find out more…
Labels and packaging on addictive prescription medicines are soon to be toughened up. The UK Government often overlook this ever worsening, possibility fatal, nationwide issue.
The Evening Standard newspaper have released this article, explaining that the warnings on prescription medications are to be toughened up. It is better late than never! Find out more and read the full article inside here.