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
Author: Chris Cordell
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.
Addiction treatment has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Specialty treatments, like TMS, are allowing people to receive new treatments that, alongside intensive psychotherapy, can help tackle the battles of cocaine addiction.
In order to see how bad you drug and alcohol use look at the 11 factors below and then score yourself or someone you are concerned about.
For many, peer support serves are a pivotal part of their relapse prevention, and countless people say that they would not be where they are today had it not been for the structure and support of their local groups. But while peer support services may seem like the natural place to begin the abstinence journey, standalone peer support participation is not always the solution that many people hope for.
More often than not narcissists’ will not come willingly through the front door, and why would they, for they can see no wrong in their drinking and drug taking behaviour.
Well problematic substance use is a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain. As we have said in earlier blogs “If nothing changes, nothings changes”.
Britain is a country of cocaine users, and its love for the drug is growing. The country uses more cocaine than anywhere in Europe and
When a person uses both alcohol and cocaine, they create a very unique substance known as cocaethylene as result of the substances being metabolised in the liver.