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 Realties Of Self Abuse

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…

Making The Most Of Sunshine In Addiction And Recovery – 7 Benefits Of Sunshine

Here is our next Sunday surprise. The weather here will in the UK isn’t that great but it doesn’t mean that we have to go suffer, exercise, laughter and spending time with others improves our feel good chemicals in our bodies and it’s good mentally too. In addiction, our world is as small as aContinue reading “Making The Most Of Sunshine In Addiction And Recovery – 7 Benefits Of Sunshine”

Self Reassurance Is A Powerful Tool In Addiction & Recovery

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…

Change The Way You Approach Problems

Sometimes turning things upside down and looking at things from a different perspective can help you identify the way in which we deal with, learn from and move on from problems.

Find out how to do this, along with tips, tricks & techniques that will help you better solve your problems throughout your addiction and recovery journey!…

Fear – Is It Holding You Back? Find Out What You Can Do About It…

Overcoming fears that we experience in active addiction and recovery can be a daunting and scary prospect to think about and overcome.

Knowing what to be aware of and having the knowledge, skills and techniques to deal with them when they arise or when you are ready to deal with your fears.

The sooner you do, the easier and happier you will be.

Mental Health And Addiction – Why The Two Often Go Hand In Hand

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.

All You Need To Know About… Alcohol

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.

How To Become And Remain Motivated In Recovery

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.

Homelessness, Rough Sleeping And Addiction – What Can We Do To End This Spiral Of Destruction?

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!