Tips for handling a relationship break up whilst in addiction recovery
Break ups are hard, whatever your situation, and the loss of a relationship and the associated emotional stress and upset can be devastating. For an addict, personal relationships have often been put under so much strain that, even when they are in recovery, the damage to the relationship may be too much to repair.
Dry January - a New Year gimmick or an opportunity to look at your relationship with alcohol?
In 2019 an estimated 4.2million people in the UK abstained from drinking in January as part of the Dry January campaign.
Why rehab could be the best place to be on Christmas Day
If there is one day of the year when there is so much expectation and hype, it has to be Christmas Day. It seems almost as soon as the summer has ended that the Christmas marketing machine gears up and we are bombarded with advertising, promotions and products all based the expectation of a perfect ‘family Christmas’.
6 bad habits that will hinder your addiction recovery
Addiction is a life-long illness with relapse a risk, whether you have recently left rehab or have been in recovery for a long time. This is why long-term recovery is about so much more than detoxing and getting through the first few weeks of sobriety.
The adverse effects of cocaine on the body
Cocaine causes a short-lived, intense high. It is this high that cocaine users are continually chasing and with prolonged use, the user has to take larger and larger quantities to get this same high...
Why it’s OK to be bored in rehab
Increasingly in our society we are never without stimulation. You only need to look at people who immediately turn to their smart phones whilst waiting for someone or in the TV ad break. We are programmed to seek stimulation and the idea that boredom is the enemy.
Are you enabling the continued addiction of a loved one?
Witnessing the addiction of a loved one is one of the hardest things to experience. It is not something most people are prepared for, and the resulting actions, although intended to help, can in fact enable their continued addiction.
Alcohol and the increased risk of cancer
There is a strong scientific consensus that drinking alcohol can cause several types of cancer. The US Dapartment of Health and Human Services, lists the consumption of alcoholic beverages as a known human carcinogen.
10 tips to make it through the early days of being clean and sober
Once you are clean, whether through detox or a longer supported rehab programme, being able to move on with your life is exciting but also scary. Learning to navigate a new sober lifestyle will bring up challenges and getting through the first few days and weeks can seem particularly daunting.
New research could link child and teen anxiety to alcohol problems in later life
A recent study published in Addiction by the University of Bristol has found some evidence that links children and teens suffering from higher levels of anxiety to be of greater risk of developing alcohol problems in adulthood.