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!…

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…

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.

Drug And Alcohol Overdose – Don’t Let It Happen To You!

In England alone, there were over 314,000 potential years of life lost related to alcohol consumption, the highest level since 2011 and there were 4,359 deaths related to drug poisoning registered in the UK, the highest number and the highest annual increase.

These numbers are shocking. We need to bring the topics of addictions and overdoses into the spotlight, remove the stigma and shame previously attached to them and raise awareness for this vital issue. These lives could have been saved from Addictions that are treatable & overdoses that are preventable!

All You Need To Know About… Cocaine

Find all the information you need and more here in our next article in our “All You Need To Know About…” series, this time, cocaine. We also use our signature 8 point risk-rating star system which rates 8 different aspects of cocaine, the destruction it can cause along with the addiction that can latch onto anyone who uses it.

All You Need To Know About… Heroin

In this article, you will find everything you ever wanted to know and more about Heroin!
We use an 8 point risk-rating system to give a general overview of Heroin as well as explain its characteristics, treatment options, withdrawal symptoms, its prevalence as well as recovery and abstinence from heroin.

The Science Behind Addiction And MAT Programs

Have you ever wondered how and why people become drug addicts or alcoholics? Is it due to natural causes out of the individuals control or is it because of making wrong choices? What are some of the options to treat addiction? Find out the answers to these questions and much more in this article looking at the science behind addiction.

The Second Stage Of Recovery – Early Abstinence From Substances

The toughest part of trying to recover from alcohol and/or drug problems comes during this stage when a number of issues make it difficult to focus on learning to live a life of abstinence and recovery and make trying to stay clean and sober a struggle. It is the second of four stages of the recovery process as defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. You can find the tools, techniques and information you need to overcome these obstacles here in this article!