Preparing for residential drug and alcohol rehab treatment
Published on 07 December 2018
You’ve decided that your best option for treatment for your alcohol or drug addiction is residential rehab. Congratulations, this is one of the best decisions you have ever made.
How drugs and alcohol can affect your mental health
Published on 02 December 2018
It is common for people to experience problems with their mental health and alcohol / drug use at the same time. This is called co-occurring conditions or dual diagnosis.
10 tips from people who have been through alcohol or drug recovery
Published on 23 October 2018
One of the most beneficial aspects of the recovery process at Linwood House residential rehabilitation centre, are the group therapy sessions our patients take part in.
The effect of heroin on your body
Published on 11 September 2018
The long-term use of heroin causes serious and chronic health problems throughout the body.
Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline
Published on 24 July 2018
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually start between 6 and 14 hours after you have taken your last drink.
10 unbelievable facts about alcohol
Published on 10 July 2018
Alcohol has been around for thousands of years and is a globally recognised social pastime. You maybe surprised to hear 10 unbelievable facts about alcohol.
8 Signs of alcoholic drinking behaviour
Published on 03 July 2018
Here are 8 common signs of alcoholic drinking behaviour
Could smaller alcohol measures reduce drink-related deaths?
Published on 04 June 2018
Wine glass capacity in England has increased sevenfold in 300 years.
Until the later 20th century the most common alcohol consumed was beer and spirits, with wine only available for the richer classes. In fact beer was viewed as a ’safe’ drink in times when water contaminations carried so many diseases.
The mummy drinking culture –a bit of fun or is it hiding a worrying trend?
Published on 09 May 2018
Over the decades, women’s drinking habits have changed, largely driven by changes in attitudes and society. It’s hard to believe that it wasn’t until the Second World War that women sitting in a pub was considered OK and not a sign of loose morals. By the 1990’s it was accepted that women liked to drink and the drinks industry responded by creating specific ‘girly’ drinks – alcopops.
Is addiction relapse a failure or just a bump on a difficult road to recovery?
Published on 23 April 2018
The high profile relapse of presenter Ant McPartlin, who is battling with his prescription drug addiction and is going back into treatment after his recent arrest for drink driving, brings to the fore the subject of relapse for people with drug or alcohol misuse problems.