John McLean

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Trained in addictionology in the Johnson Model, and specializing in substance abuse for individual and couple counselling. John's personal experience has given him a wealth of insights, which he integrates into practice. His extensive training has allowed him to gain expertise in individual and group counselling, concurrent disorders, case management, executing treatment plans and relapse prevention. He started this free helpline as a result of a life change and to help others get sober and live a life free from drugs and alcohol. John covers a variety of topics relating to addiction and recovery in his articles.

Articles from John

Tasty THC -The Dangers of Cannabis Edibles

The not so subtle difference between smoking and eating Marijuana products (Edible) Smoking marijuana carries some obvious risks, especially when smoked in the traditional way mixed with tobacco. For those that are fans of the effects of THC, marijuana edibles...

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Alcohol Abuse in College Students

Students and alcohol use Alcohol consumption among college students is a common problem.  After years of following a rigid timetable, students suddenly find they have a new freedom level with very few boundaries. Millions of college students worldwide every year,...

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Alcohol and a Good Night’s Sleep Don’t Mix

Alcohol affects sleep quality Alcohol being used regularly to enable sleep can not only cause dependence and addiction but will also make an initial sleep problem much worse. In moderation, using alcohol to unwind and relax after a stressful day...

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Deadly Fake Benzodiazepines Gain Popularity During Covid-19 Lockdown

Why fake Benzodiazepines became popular during lockdown COVID-19 understandably has caused numerous people to suffer from mental health. Symptoms such as stress, anxiety, depression, isolation and insomnia have become commonplace for many. Even those with no previous medical history of...

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Alcohol-Free Activities in London

Fun activities to do in London that doesn’t involve alcohol Collecting ideas for a fun date with a friend or a romantic meet-up that doesn’t involve alcohol in London? Have a look at our exciting list of alcohol-free activities for...

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How Has Lockdown Affected Your Drinking Habits and Mood?

How COVID-19 changed our mental health and alcohol use Amongst concerns that more individuals have been turning to alcohol as a source of comfort, various studies have been conducted into people’s drinking habits during the Covid-19 lockdown around the world....

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