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Why Physical Exercise is Important in Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Because drugs and alcohol are often used as a means to self-medicate and deal with a whole host of things such as depression, low self-esteem, anxiety & anger it becomes especially important for someone who has decided to quit the booze and the drugs to develop some other healthy coping mechanisms. Exercise can help in this.

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Alcohol And Pregnancy

Abstaining from alcohol around conception or during pregnancy has long been advised for many reasons, including preventing foetal alcohol syndrome. Nonetheless, modest levels of consumption are often seen as likely to be safe, this should not be the case.

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Do I Have a Problem with Alcohol?

If you find it difficult to enjoy yourself, relax or deal with everyday problems without having a drink, it’s possible you’ve become dependent on alcohol.

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Blocks to alcohol & drug treatment

Behavioural change is key to getting on top of problematic alcohol and drug use but the things we do and the ways we behave often keep us from changing our behaviours

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Drinking Stats form February to june showcasing the 8% rise

The Royal College of Psychiatrists have indicated that those drinking alcohol at high risk levels has DOUBLED to 8.5 million since February

The number of people drinking at ‘high risk’ levels has doubled to almost 8.5 million since February, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Professor Julia Sinclair, chair of the addictions faculty at RCPsych, said: ‘Drinking at high levels not only makes people more likely to become alcohol dependent, but many will develop other health problems including liver disease, stomach ulcers, pancreatitis and depression’. She went onto say that ‘Drug-related deaths and alcohol-related hospital admissions were already at all-time highs before Covid-19’.

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The “Family” and Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Problematic alcohol and drug use are not a one-way street. When a person compulsively uses drugs or alcohol, their behaviours do not exist in a vacuum. The negative behaviours—of which there are many—carry outward in a capacity that heavily, and often dramatically, affects the people that care about them.

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