Mindfulness – Why it is an important tool in your 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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Methadone responsible for nearly half of Scotland’s drug deaths

  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 methadone. This is especially...

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Drinking and Driving: Serious and Risky

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 your car to go home that the...

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Britain’s Boozers Post Brexit

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

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Scotland Records Highest Ever Drug Deaths 2018

The National Records of Scotland released statistics earlier this month revealing Scotland have suffered their highest ever number of drug-related deaths in 2018 since records began. New figures shockingly revealed a 27% increase on the previous year with 1,187 Scots...

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What Are Hangover Shakes And Tremors?

It’s pretty common to have had one bad night of drinking in your life. Hangover shakes, tremors, headaches, nausea, vomiting, night sweats, thirst, dizziness, dry mouth and stomach pains are pretty common hangover symptoms. What’s not as common is someone...

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