Drug taking and the effects on older people
While usually considered as behaviour of the young, use of drugs and addiction to drugs in people aged over 50 is on the increase. Estimates from Europe suggest that the number of people aged over 65 and over with a substance abuse problem (drugs or alcohol) will more than double between 2001 and 2020*
What is involved in drug rehab?
Drug rehabilitation, or rehab, is the process used to help people who are addicted to drugs address their addiction and re-enter society. When most people think about drug rehab, they are thinking of a residential programme as often the care, structure and 24/7 support offered by such facilities are required in order to address not only the physical but also mental and psychological issues that have led to that person’s addiction.
Spotting the signs of a high-functioning addict or alcoholic
Think of a drug addict or alcoholic and most people with bring to mind someone who has hit rock bottom; has lost control of their life and are suffering physically and mentally. The problem with this picture is that not all addicts and alcoholics fit this profile. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to addiction and we help many people who may seem to be managing to function and carry on with their lives (at least on the surface).
The Facts About Alcohol Poisoning
There are some myths regarding alcohol poisoning. At Linwood House, we've got the facts. See our useful infographic of the symptoms to look out for.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms and how to manage the early days sober
If you are an alcoholic or alcohol dependent, you will experience withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop drinking. Withdrawal symptoms can be physical and psychological.
I regularly binge drink … does this mean I am alcohol dependent?
The terms alcoholic abuse and alcohol dependence are often used interchangeable, but there is a clear medical distinction.