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

You might think alcohol helps you get to sleep, but medical experts warn against drinking close to bedtime. This can cause dependence and lower the quality of your sleep. In moderation, using alcohol to unwind and relax after a stressful...

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Deadly Fake Benzodiazepines Gain Popularity During Covid-19 Lockdown

Why Fake Benzodiazepines Became Popular During Lockdown COVID-19 may have caused a rise in fake benzodiazepines as well as worsening mental health during lockdown, according to new information from the NHS. Understandably, the lockdown caused numerous people to suffer from...

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Alcohol-Free Activities in London

Looking for exciting things to do in London that don’t require drinking alcohol? Look no further. Collecting ideas for a fun date with a friend or a romantic meet-up that doesn’t involve alcohol in London? If you’re well into recovery,...

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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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This Is Your Brain On Alcohol

Alcohol’s Effect on the Brain Most of us know that a heavy night of drinking can leave us feeling befogged and hungover the next day, but did you know just how bad alcohol is for healthy brain function and the...

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Helping A Family Member

How to help a family member with addiction If you are concerned that a member of your family may be suffering from addiction, it can feel like a very lonely place. As you take their worries on your shoulders time...

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Mindfulness In Substance Abuse Recovery

What is mindfulness? The meaning of mindfulness is essentially the practice of living in the present moment and learning how to deal with and manage any intrusive negative thoughts that tend to dominate our minds over and over again. Thoughts...

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Ben Affleck on his alcohol relapse – “Im not going to let it derail me”

Celebrity Ben Affleck’s alcohol relapse and how he got back on track Much has been talked about recently in the media of actor Ben Affleck’s recent relapse on alcohol. So, is Ben Affleck sober? Ben, 47, who has experienced a...

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Methadone responsible for nearly half of Scotland’s drug deaths

The dangers of methadone use Last year a staggering 1,187 people died in Scotland as a direct result of a drug overdose, and poisoning and nearly half of the drug deaths in Scotland were attributed to the potent narcotic opiate...

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Drinking and Driving: Serious and Risky

The dangers of drinking alcohol and driving It’s really easy to slip up. A fun night out after work and going to a bar to relax with co-workers. You have a couple and feel fine. It’s when you get into...

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Britain’s Boozers Post Brexit

Brexit’s effects on alcohol use As the deadline of Brexit fast approaches (again), it is prudent to ask from an addiction treatment point of view, how this will impact the UK’s drinkers. No other single word in the English language...

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Scotland Records Highest Ever Drug Deaths

Scottish drug deaths Drugs in Scotland and alcohol addiction in the UK is at an all-time high. But, no area of the UK has as many problems as the drug problems in Scotland. If you thought you knew what was...

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