The Differences Between Behavioural and Substance Addictions 4 February, 2021
What is addiction? The answer to that question is not as simple as you might think. Indeed, the concept of addiction is quite a hard one to pin down. One understanding of addiction is that it involves using a substance, or engaging in a behaviour, too much or too often. On thi.
The Management of Opiod Withdrawal 25 January, 2021
Opioids are a class of drug that includes prescription medications such as Oxycontin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone and acetaminophen), Dilaudid (hydromorphone) and morphine. Opioids also include opiates, such as heroin, opium and codeine. According to NICE (the National In.
Alcohol-Related Brain Damage: Causes, Types & Prevention [INFOGRAPHIC] 11 October, 2020
In this post, we unveil our latest infographic, titled "Alcohol-Related Brain Damage: Causes, Types & Prevention". The topic of alcohol-related brain damage is one close to our heart at ADT Healthcare. This is because, alas, this disorder is so common amongst those .
Alcohol and Cancer: Causes & Prevention [INFOGRAPHIC] 6 October, 2020
It's now certain alcohol increases the risk of cancer. Most don't know this. However, this level of public ignorance of these risks will change. Why? Just look at the growth in the level of awareness relating to the risks of tobacco when it comes to cancer. Back i.
Alcohol-Related Brain Damage & Dementia 1 October, 2020
Alcohol is a highly abused substance that increases the risk of many health issues and diseases to individuals who misuse this substance. Most individuals that suffer from alcohol use disorder have a deficiency in essential vitamins and nutrients the body requires to function .
Alcoholism and Domestic Abuse 20 September, 2020
When a person finds themselves regularly drinking to excess to the degree that they are physically or mentally affected in a negative way, they are experiencing alcohol misuse. It often gets to the point where they cannot control the amount or frequency of their drinking, whic.
Alcohol and Cancer: Causes & Prevention 10 September, 2020
Many different factors can contribute to an increased risk of developing cancer. The use of alcohol is one of these risk factors. Current statistics demonstrate that as much as 6 per cent of all cancer cases can be linked back to the individual's use of alcohol. The reality.
Promoting Student Mental Health 3 September, 2020
Approximately 20% of school-age children experience some form of mental health issue before the age of 18.  Around half of all mental disorders develop by mid-teens.  These are alarming statistics, especially when considering that around one in three children is bullied by .
Am I A Drug Addict? 27 August, 2020
It can be difficult to realize you might have a problem, especially if you're addicted to an illicit substance. There is a lot of judgment and shame thrown at current and recovering addicts that can cause someone to push against the idea that they have one in the first place. But.
How to Conquer Your Compulsions In Addiction Recovery 20 August, 2020
A compulsion, or compulsive behaviour, is something a person feels as if they have to do to alleviate psychological distress such as anxiety and depression. Typically, when someone deals with compulsions, they feel unable to resist doing the specific behaviour. For example, peopl.