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.
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.
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.
Despite the valiant effort of Britain’s drug and alcohol professionals, the UK has a growing drug and alcohol problem. Learning your options for help and treatment is a great first step in recovery.
Affordable, evening rehab is here – and you don’t have to come into a treatment centre to benefit. Click to learn more about why adults across the UK are conquering their drug and alcohol issues around work and normal day to day life.
World Drug Day arrives with our country in a state like never before. In a uniquely challenging time in our history, treatment and care for drug addiction must continue.
You can help it stop. Read eight symptoms of prescription drug abuse, understand what they mean and learn what to do next.
Drug and alcohol misuse changes us. As dependency grows, excuses develop in a bid to justify the continued abuse of substances – and they’re more common than you might think. Here are four of them and the danger they pose to recovery, health and wellbeing.