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!…

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.

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!…

Benefiting From Cold Showers In Addiction & Recovery

If a hot shower is what your body craves in the morning, you’re not alone. The majority of people crank the handle all the way up in order to feel the hot water all over their body.

But did you know that cold showers should also have a place in your daily routine? Both hot and cold showers have varying benefits that we can harness during our detox phase and ongoing in your recovery!…

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…

We Need More Mobile Drug Consumption Spaces Like This One

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.

How Pets And Animals Can Help Addicts Leave Active Addiction, Enter Recovery And Help Their Mental Health

We all know just how important the love, companionship and bond that is created between the animal and it’s owner.

In addiction recovery and mental health, these bonds can become a driving force to motivate change in ourselves and help overcome some of the loneliness and isolation addicts feel throughout their active using and drinking. This can then be made even worse with mental health issues too.

Find out how pets and animals can help us throughout our active addiction, into recovery and help us overcome the difficulties we often feel with mental health conditions.

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!…

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.

How To Trust Someone Who Has An Addiction

Learning to trust an addict or regain trust that’s been lost can be a difficult thing to do. It’s easy to break trust but hard to get it back, however it is possible with hard work, effort and the right knowledge.
The content in this article will help you begin to learn how to undergo this process, along with links and tips.