Dummies Guide To Harm Reduction For Those Who Are Addicted To Drugs And Alcohol

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.

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.

How We Can All Help Those With A Substance Addiction To Get Back Into The Workplace

Alcohol and drug abuse by employees cause many expensive problems for their employer, business and industry ranging from lost productivity, injuries, accidents and an increase in health sick days not to mention theft, deception and malpractice in certain industries and professions.

The loss to companies and the United Kingdom due to alcohol and drug-related abuse and addiction by employees totals £7.3 billion a year.

In this comprehensive article for employers, businesses and organisations, you will find all of the information you need to know and more about substance abuse and addiction in the workplace, including links, downloadable content and more!

Coming Up This Week

Just thought we’d catch up with you all and let you know what’s happening over the next few days. Find out here what’s happening for next week!

If Only We Knew Then What We Know Now!

In recovery, we get a second chance to rebuild our lives and become whatever we want to be and do whatever we want to do. We can’t go back and change the past, but we can change our future!
To keep us focused on what we have got and not on the things we’ve lost due to our addiction, try using a gratitude list! Find a link to our gratitude list article inside as well as some other tricks and tips you can try and include in your recovery!

Introducing The All You Need To Know About… Series

Introducing our “All You Need To Know About… Series”. Each article gives you an in-depth look at one particular substance at a time. We will also be using our 8 point risk-rating system, giving stars for 8 different aspects of that particular substance, eating their danger or risk from 1-5 stars.

The Science Behind Addiction And MAT Programs

Have you ever wondered how and why people become drug addicts or alcoholics? Is it due to natural causes out of the individuals control or is it because of making wrong choices? What are some of the options to treat addiction? Find out the answers to these questions and much more in this article looking at the science behind addiction.

The Science Of Addiction

Do you know why people become addicted to drugs or alcohol? Do you know what treatments are available and the science behind how they work? Find out here on Monday morning at 10am for all the information you need and more!

10 Ways Your Environment Can Support And Boost Your Recovery

Crafting and altering your environment can help you create a solid foundation for your life away from substances and into recovery. Try This Simple Exercise For 1 minute, stop everything you are doing, put your phone down or turn your screen off and look around you, what do you see? Does your environment include anyContinue reading “10 Ways Your Environment Can Support And Boost Your Recovery”

20 Ways To Ease Withdrawal Symptoms When Detoxing From Drugs Or Alcohol And Tips To Improve Your Daily Life!

This guide and the tips it contains will benefit anybody who are due to go through a professional detox, those wanting to do it themselves at home and even those who don’t want to detox at all! The tips it contains will be helpful to everyone, no matter where you are in your addiction/recovery journey. There is something in here for everyone.