Challenges Facing Public UK Addiction Treatment Services in 2019 and Beyond 4 October, 2018
In this post, we share an insightful infographic outlining the challenges facing addiction services in the United Kingdom. Over the last eight years, austerity measures have considerably reduced addiction treatment services across the country. This comes at a time when an e.
The Benefits of a Heroin Detox 28 September, 2018
The heroin epidemic is now sweeping the globe. This epidemic has claimed millions of lives. Many heroin users were introduced to opiates by their doctor as a means of managing pain. Most people who are now physically addicted to heroin do not want to continue using this danger.
Do you have to be Spiritual for Alcoholics Anonymous? 28 September, 2018
In this article, we aim to convince you of the value you can gain by attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) even if you are not spiritual by nature. We appreciate you may be sceptical about Alcoholics Anonymous, but please do hear us out. Whilst AA may not be to everyone's lik.
What is Holistic Therapy? 3 September, 2018
Traditionally, going to rehab was synonymous with detoxing. Rehab was essentially a medical tool designed to help addicts stop using drugs or drinking alcohol without suffering from life-threating withdrawal symptoms. Viewing rehab as a medical procedure was deeply flawed. After .
A Guide to Choosing the Right Rehab 3 September, 2018
Over the last eight years, the Government's austerity measures have all but whipped out funding for publicly funded addiction services in many parts of the country. Arguably, addiction is now the most neglected form of illness. Those affected by addiction are now facing up to the.
International Overdose Awareness Day 2018 3 September, 2018
Last week saw us participating in International Overdose Awareness Day which took place on August 31st. Each year, thousands of lives are needlessly lost to drug overdose and we feel it's important to build awareness of drug overdoses through every means possible. International O.
7-Reasons Why Choosing Sobriety is the Best Choice 3 August, 2018
The simple truth is that being addicted to either drugs or alcohol is perhaps the worst experience you could ever possibly live with. It's not surprising to hear that more than 70% of suicides are linked to addiction. Embracing sobriety is thus the best course of action you could.
Assessing 12-Step Programme Alternatives 1 August, 2018
For many people, the 12-step programme offered by Alcoholics Anonymous will fit the bill in helping them sustain their recovery. However, the 12-steps won't be to everyone's liking. This is perfectly fine. After all, a number of viable alternatives do exist. In this post, we a.
First MDMA Trails to be Conducted in UK for Alcoholism Treatment 5 July, 2018
It’s long been believed that MDMA, the active substance in ecstasy, could be utilised in the fight against alcoholism. However, no clinical studies have ever taken place to prove this hypothesis. Clinicians in Bristol, UK, have now been given the green light to carry out the.
NHS to Fund Treatment for Gaming Disorder 25 June, 2018
Following the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) decision to formally recognise gaming disorder, the NHS has agreed to fund treatment for addiction at a London-based clinic. This development follows many years of campaigning to ensure gaming disorder gets the recognition it d.