Even though nearly 50 % of people say they want to improve their health and wellbeing and save money, only 16% say they want to do something about their drinking and there are never any published data around drug use and New Years resolutions. The fact that alcohol use can contribute to over 60 negative physical and mental health conditions and is full of sugar it should be much higher on the list of things to address to improve your health. And with cocaine related hospital admissions at a 10 year high and over 350,000 alcohol related hospital admissions in 2019 stopping your use will also help our overstretched NHS who are busting at the seams with COVID-19 patients at the moment.
Author: Chris Cordell
are getting to much and you are hitting the bottle or taking drugs to cope and you want to know how get your life back on track; or you are concerned about someone you know then call us now
Dealing with stress, anxiety and depression is never easy at any time of the year but 2020 has bought in additional challenges with COVID-19. And with the latest announcement with many areas of the UK going into Tier 4 lockdown has been just one step too far for many people. Turning to drugs and alcohol is not the answer
The reality is that cutting down or stopping drug or alcohol use isn’t as easy as saying the statement above. It takes time. It takes perseverance. It takes determination. It takes professional help. And it certainly doesn’t take a simple New Year’s Resolution and just will power.
According to a recent Bupa Global survey almost 40% of business leaders in the UK have turned to alcohol or drugs to cope with mental ill health during the pandemic, with 36% admitting they self-medicate because they feel they cannot talk to anybody about their wellbeing concerns.
Calvin Klein, CK1 or CK Blend is a deadly combination of cocaine and ketamine. London is the cocaine capital of Europe and ketamine use has sky-rocketed in popularity in the UK. Taking the two drugs together is a huge concern.
Help Me Stop Find out more about our new non-residential or outpatient drug and alcohol treatment Dayhab programmes. It is important to remember that lockdown
So, you have decided that you are drinking too much, and you want to quit – terrific! Currently there are about 8.4 million people in the UK that are drinking at hazardous and harmful levels, almost double the number since lockdown. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) defines ‘hazardous drinking’ as ‘a pattern of consumption that increases someone’s risk of harm’.
Many years ago, Consultant Psychiatrist Tom Foster wrote a paper, Dying for a Drink, about the link between mental health, suicide, and the use of alcohol. In particular he explored the correlation of this around SAD (seasonal affective disorder). As we move further into the winter months and as a pre-cursor to alcohol awareness week this something that needs to be considered.