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!…

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…

The Importance Of Positive Self Talk In & Affirmations In Addiction & Recovery

We all have moments of self-doubt, but negative self-talk can become outright abusive and detrimental to our recovery efforts if we let it go on for too long. The way we treat ourselves is what shapes our self-perception, yet we tend to be much more critical on ourselves that we really should be.
In this article, we discuss what drives negative self talk as well as tricks and techniques to overcome them when they occur. We also look at the use of daily affirmations in recovery, a really powerful tool to utilise if you want long lasting, resilient recovery!…

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.

20 Weird, Strange And Dangerous Drugs People Use To Get High

These are the top 20 of the weirdest, strangest and dangerous drugs use and abused around the world. Some of which we haven’t even heard of before ourselves!…

You may be surprised at the lengths people will go to in order to get high, whether it’s for pleasure, ceremonial purposes, used as traditional practices or for alternative/traditional medicines.
This is a must read!…

10 Weird Things You Might Not Know Alcoholic Drinks Are Doing To Your Body

Inside this article are 10 weird and interesting things you may not know alcoholic drinks are doing to your body.

For so long, we have been following the same advice, myths and legends of alcohol use and drunkenness, but now science is fighting back with new evidence that turns those theories on their head.
Keep reading to find out how!…

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.

It’s Not What You Say But How You Say It!

Remember, the intention behind what we say and do is just as important as the words or actions we carry out. Try practicing this vital skill within your recovery when speaking with others.

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!

Nature Vs Nurture: Is Addiction Learnt Or Inherited?

Is your addiction because of nature or nurture? Are you born an addict or is it because of the way you were raised? Find out here in our article on nature vs nurture!