How to regulate your finances after rehab
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by Abigail Collyer
13h ago
Clinical data suggests that by the time that individuals access addiction rehab, they may be struggling with their finances. Addiction is a chronic condition.  It impacts all areas of lives – from psychological and physical effects, all the way to the interpersonal and the socioeconomic.  In fact, the multifaceted nature of dependency can compound addiction’s financial impact.  If addiction affects your physical and mental health, you may find that you are required to take time from work or may be unable to work. If addiction introduces conflict in your relationships, you may f ..read more
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Behind the smokescreen – the rise of Snus as a tobacco alternative
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by Abigail Collyer
13h ago
Archaeological findings have determined that humans in the Americas started using tobacco nearly 12,300 years ago. 12,300 years later, Snus is the latest way to enjoy the rush from tobacco. Health experts and media outlets are suggesting that Snus could be the tobacco alternative that finally leads to a ‘smokeless’ society- but is it too good to be true? What is Snus? Snus is a smokeless tobacco product originally from Sweden. Typically packaged in small pouches, users place the pouch between their gums and upper lip, releasing nicotine straight into their bloodstream. As mentioned above, Sn ..read more
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Healing Invisible Wounds: Veterans, Trauma, and Addiction
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by Abigail Collyer
6d ago
Veterans coming home from service tend to face extremely unique challenges. These aren’t limited to what one might typically expect of highly-charged combat environments (namely, physical injuries). In fact, invisible wounds sustained from war are far more common for returning soldiers.  Mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety are the most frequently observed conditions among those who have experienced prolonged deployment or intense combat scenarios. These psychological issues can – and often do – lead to substance use disorders (SUD), wi ..read more
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What are Nitazenes?
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by Abigail Collyer
2w ago
An unfortunate fact is that drug addictions keep on changing and evolving. A new life-threatening drug has popped up: Nitazenes. This drug now holds a tight grip on communities worldwide. Because of this, it’s important to understand this drug and its effects on individuals and society. Nitazenes addiction, which is an addiction with quick and potentially lethal consequences, has caused a surge in urgent calls for action from medical professionals and policymakers.  Nitazenes and drug addiction explanation   Drug addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is a chronic disease ..read more
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What happens inside rehab?
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by Abigail Collyer
3w ago
Addiction can be very difficult to cope with. Unfortunately for many people, however, the idea of starting addiction rehab is too intimidating. This can potentially prevent individuals from accessing appropriate support, meaning that there is a high unmet treatment need in the UK. One of the best ways to address this treatment need is by offering transparent, accessible information on what happens in rehab. By providing a clear sense of what to expect during your treatment, we aim to alleviate anxiety and potentially dispel some of the myths around what happens in rehabilitation centres.  ..read more
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Top sobriety quotes of 2024
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by Abigail Collyer
1M ago
Sometimes, all it takes is a collection of words to truly inspire you and offer solace, wisdom or much-needed motivation. On this page, you will find various quotes that will do just that: inspire and motivate. Whether you’re just starting your journey or celebrating years of sobriety, we aim to empower you through the power of words. Quotes to motivate you to become sober Motivation is the cornerstone of sobriety, serving as the driving force behind one’s journey towards a life free from addiction. It acts as the catalyst for change, propelling individuals to confront the challenges of rec ..read more
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Understanding the triggers of cocaine addiction
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by Abigail Collyer
2M ago
Between 2022 and 2023, 2.4% of adults living in England and Wales reported using powder cocaine. Amongst young adults, this number rose to 5.1%. Cocaine has become one of the most commonly used drugs in the UK, with levels of cocaine use across the nation being the second highest in the world. This indicates that cocaine is somewhat embedded into the drug culture of the UK. But how has that become the case? There are a range of factors and circumstances that may trigger a cocaine addiction. Understanding these triggers can be a form of empowerment, both for the individual coping with cocaine ..read more
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Unmasking the addiction cycle: Cocaine
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by Abigail Collyer
2M ago
Sometimes, the hardest part of having an addiction is acknowledging its presence. How do we know if we are addicted to cocaine or use cocaine regularly? Addiction is categorised as a type of dependency. But, not all instances of substance use ‘qualify’ as an addiction. For cocaine use to move towards addiction, specific psychological and physiological processes take place. This deepens and complicates the relationship between the user and cocaine. It can lead to a situation where cocaine is inextricably linked with feelings of pleasure, euphoria and relief. At that stage, it becomes extremely ..read more
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What is accidental alcohol relapse?
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by Abigail Collyer
2M ago
  An accidental alcohol relapse occurs when an individual unintentionally consumes alcohol, mistaking it for a non-alcoholic beverage or consuming a product containing alcohol unknowingly. This differs significantly from an intentional relapse, where the individual consciously chooses to consume alcohol, fully aware of the consequences. The distinction between these two types of relapse is crucial because it impacts the approach to alcohol help and alcohol detox processes.    Recognising an accidental relapse as a genuine mistake rather than a failure allows individuals and t ..read more
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Why is cocaine highly used?
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by Abigail Collyer
3M ago
Cocaine is widely available and extremely addictive, and the UK takes more of it than almost anywhere else in Europe. The number of people entering cocaine addiction treatment in the UK rose steadily from 2011 until 2020, when it dropped slightly – but this could be more to do with the Covid pandemic than the UK losing interest in cocaine. We’re going to take a look at just why cocaine’s appeal has been so enduring – the psychological effects, signs of addiction, media depictions, and how the drug has retained so much of its mystique. How it feels Powder cocaine is most commonly taken by sno ..read more
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