How Do I Know If I Am An Addict Or Have A Tendency Towards Addiction?Use Our Addiction Screening Tool To Find Out

We thought we’d go back to basics for those who don’t know anything about addiction, what an addict is, what defines addiction and what options are available.

Knowing the difference between recreational using or drinking and addiction or dependency can be a challenging thing to define. This article will help you to separate addiction from recreational use.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – Babies Born Addicts

Pregnant women who use substances regularly (both drugs and alcohol) may deliver newborn babies who are born dependent on the same substances as their mother, because substances are passed between mother and baby through their umbilical chord.

This also can affect the growth and development of the fetus, along with causing issues that will affect them throughout their later life.

Find out all you need to know about NAS and more, including treatment options and help and support for those who may be/are or wanting to become pregnant, but are substance dependent or on a MAT program.

The Use And Misuse Of Prescribed Opioids And The Risk Of Subsequent Addiction

Opioids & opiates are supposed to be a short term solution for moderate to severe pain. However, so many people are on them for so long, that they have become physically and psychologically dependent on them, firstly because they enjoy the way they make them feel and secondly, to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

Unfortunately, the ever increasing epidemic of opioid addiction is ravaging nations around the world, killing people unnecessarily, for a health condition that is treatable!

Find out all you need to know about opioids, addiction, pregnancy, overdoses, death withdrawal symptoms and treatment options and much more!…

Step In The Right Direction

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.

Facts And Figures Of Addiction – Did You Know!?…

These facts, figures and statistics make for an interesting read. Having current, valid knowledge can help us to change the stigma, myths and misinformation still circulating around between people who don’t know better.
Sharing these bits of information is one way we can start to change the opinions of addicts and addiction.

How Addicts Justify Their Using/Drinking Behaviour To Themselves And Others & The Top 20 Most Common Lies They Use

Do you want to look like this? These addicts thought they were just like everyone else, carry on reading to find out why.
Addicts are a perfect example of people who put a great deal of effort into justifying their unreasonable behaviours. They want other people to view them as rational because this is how they view themselves and receiving this “approval” from someone else lets them know that their behaviour is acceptable and without and form of negative label being attached to them such as being weak willed, ashamed, embarrassed, frustrated or even hate in some cases.

Find out 20 of the most commonly used excuses and lies used by addicts and the psychology behind this and the consequences that addiction causes, not only on the addict, but those directly and indirectly around them too.

NHS And Private Healthcare Professionals Are Asked Whether Addiction Is A Disease Or A Choice, Find Out What They Said Here!

A Plethora of NHS and private healthcare workers see willpower as the most important component in addiction, but most believe there are also factors outside individual control. Find out all you need to know and more in these gripping results!…

Addiction On The Brain – How The Damage Is Done And How To Undo The Damage

Understanding the damage we have caused to our bodies through continual abuse by substances undoubtedly takes a toll on our bodies generally, but our brains the most!
Knowing what damage is done and how to undo that damage is vital information if you want to succeed in long-term recovery and abstinence from substances.
All you need to know is here, in this article.

Helping With International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

We are working with homeless and rough sleeping charities and organisations across Bournemouth & Poole on the 31st August to firstly, provide urgently needed support and assistance and secondly but just as importantly, raise awareness about overdosing on illicit drugs, prescription drugs and/or alcohol.

Overdose Awareness

With overdose awareness day coming up on 31st August 2020, it’s vital that we share this vital information with everyone you know so that you can do your bit to save a life!