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!…
How many times have you thought something negative, rude, shouted at yourself, or beaten yourself up over your addiction, mental health or any other issue? If it were someone else, we would be arrested for abuse, yet we allow ourselves to be treated this way, which doesn’t help us achieve our long term goals or maintain our recovery.
Find out how to overcome this type, and other types of negative thinking and self talk here…
Self reassurance is a powerful tool when it comes to overcoming active addiction, cravings, urges, temptations, stress and our mental health. Learning to use and implement this easy technique is a must if you want to ensure you have the best knowledge and skills to successfully navigate a lifelong recovery journey…
Many people diagnosed with a substance use disorder (an addiction) also suffer from a co-occurring mental health or behavioural disorders. This is known as a “dual diagnosis”. Individuals with a dual diagnosis require an integrated treatment plan that addresses both disorders as interconnected health issues simultaneously.
According to a recent study, approximately 80% people with an addiction also have one or more co-occurring mental health conditions among other physical health conditions too.
This article will give you all the information you could want about alcohol and the addiction that can come with its chronic use.
We also use our 8 point risk-rating system to show 8 different aspects of alcohol addiction and the impacts it has on the addict, their friends and family, their immediate community and how it can impact the rest of the UK as an accumulative effect.
The first step in recovery is admitting that you have a problem, the second step is having the willingness to accept or get help. For many people, recognising that they are engaging in bad habits is not difficult, but finding the motivation to address their addiction and admit that what they have been doing is harmful to themselves and others can be tough. This article gives you the tools, tips and knowledge to help you gain and remain motivated to make change and keep it in the face of active addiction and recovery.
Why are those who are homeless or sleep rough more dependant on substances to cope or end up dying earlier than those who are housed in permanent accommodation? What can we do about it? How can you help? Can you volunteer or donate? Read on to find out more!