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Media and substance misuse

The Media and Substance Misuse: How they Get it Wrong

As anyone who struggles personally with problematic drug and alcohol misuse knows, what we see on TV and the internet is often far from reality. The media flits between positive and negative portrayals of drug and alcohol misuse regularly, at times drawing people towards addiction and at others instilling in them harmful stigmas that lead us to suffer in silence when we really should speak up and seek help.

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Isolation and addiction

How Isolation Fuels and Affects Addiction

For many, problematic drug and alcohol use and addiction are diseases that live in loneliness. As dependency on and abuse of drugs and alcohol worsens, important areas of our lives are steadily dropped as dependence takes hold. This cycle can be broken, however, and a better life can be achieved.

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