What is Depression and How Can I Manage it?

Published 24 February 2021, in
  • Mental Health
  • News

Depression is many things to different people, but it can be loosely described as a low mood that can last for weeks, months or even years and has a significant impact on your daily life. Signs and symptoms of depression include finding no pleasure in things that you normally enjoy in life, suffering with low

How to stay sober during the ongoing pandemic

Published 18 February 2021, in
  • Addiction

The ongoing pandemic of Covid-19 has caused emotional turmoil this far and is set to continue, down to the unknown concept of our future norm. Mental health diagnoses have increased, lifestyles have changed, isolation and loneliness are some of the most experienced emotions, and drinking rates have increased, even on a post-Dry January basis. For

How To Maintain Our Children’s Mental Health During Lockdown

Published 12 February 2021, in
  • Mental Health

Over the last year, the ramifications of lockdown on adult’s mental health have been discussed frequently. Various news sources regularly publish statistics that determine the impact lockdown has had on adults, yet children’s mental health often goes overlooked. If you have noticed changes in your child’s behaviour, and believe that they are struggling to cope

Nutrition and Recovery

Published 5 February 2021, in
  • Addiction
  • Recovery

For the average person, a good balanced diet is very important to maintain optimal functionality and health, on both physical and psychological levels. Down to this, it’s easy to see how important nutrition is when working against abnormal functionality, linked to illness, rehabilitation and addiction recovery. Understandably, for those living through drug and alcohol addictions,

Drinking and Anxiety – Impact of Covid-19

Published 29 January 2021, in
  • Mental Health

As the UK once again experiences lockdown measures being implemented, and with it appearing to be quite a while before these stay-at-home orders are reversed, a lot of people’s mental health has been negatively impacted of late. Not being able to socialise, see friends and/or loved ones, or engage in physical activities and outdoor hobbies

Mixing Antibiotics and Alcohol: What Are The Dangers?

Published 22 January 2021, in
  • News
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Prescription Drugs

Across the world, antibiotics are prescribed every single day to treat various health problems. Although medical professionals advise against consuming alcohol when taking a course of antibiotics, individuals frequently choose to go against this. Should you find yourself asking what are the dangers of mixing antibiotics and alcohol, you have come to the right place.

How to overcome food addiction

Published 14 January 2021, in
  • Addiction

Being addicted to certain foods seems like an unheard of, unbelievable probability. After all, eating is a survival skill. Yet, just like many other stimuli, certain foods, including high calorie and sugary treats can trigger the reward system in the brain, making it a highly addictive stimulus. Down to cognitive neurotransmitters, happy chemicals such as

Why Fitness Is Essential to Addiction & Mental Health Recovery

Published 12 January 2021, in
  • Uncategorised

If you are suffering from a mental health disorder or have recently completed treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, your recovery programme may well recommend that you take part in a form of aerobic exercise on a daily basis. If this resonates with you, you may now be looking to uncover why fitness is

Mental Health Tips To Ease The Strain Of Lockdown

Published 8 January 2021, in
  • News

For almost 12-months, the United Kingdom has been faced with multiple lockdowns and various restrictions in a bid to combat COVID-19. While highly beneficial, it goes without saying that the Great British public’s mental health has undoubtedly felt the ramifications of the restrictions that have been put into place. In 2020, it was reported that

Holiday Stress Triggers – Tips for Maintaining Sobriety During The Festive Period

Published 18 December 2020, in
  • detox
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Rehab

As we approach the upcoming festive period, families, friends and loved ones will unite and celebrate, leaving any worries and stress they may face in their everyday routine behind for a short period of time. People across the world will find themselves filled with joy, happiness and warmth and will be left feeling somewhat uplifted

Ways to Help Support those Fighting Addiction

Published 11 December 2020, in
  • Addiction
  • News

Witnessing someone you care about, deteriorate through substance abuse can be extremely challenging. You’ll almost feel like you’re enabling drug and alcohol consumption. There are significant strains linked to this encounter, which can also impact your relationship, along with carrying the common negative associations of addiction. Through watching the damaging impacts of drug and alcohol

The Addiction Cycle

Published 4 December 2020, in
  • Addiction
  • News

To onlookers, an addiction is perceived as a static behaviour, as a choice, as a constant decision to enable drug and alcohol abuse. Yet, in reality, the addiction cycle exists, moving addicts in and out of a state of consumption, of side effects, of cravings, of addictive behaviours, and of relapse risks. Within that cycle, a state of desperation, of

Physical vs Psychological Addiction: What is the difference?

Published 27 November 2020, in
  • Addiction
  • News

There are many misconceptions out there regarding addiction. One of which is that an addiction is a standalone physical illness which materialises from a conscious action. However, while the action which fuels an addiction does begin on a physical basis, it is in fact an illness which causes physical and psychological adaptations, all depending on

Stop the Stigma Around Men’s Mental Health

Published 20 November 2020, in
  • Mental Health

There has long been a stigma around men and mental health, below is an infographic exploring the issue men face and why we should stop the stigma towards men’s mental health. The most common issues men are experiencing is depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse disorders, affecting men the same as women. The infographic explores

How to stop a gambling addiction

Published 20 November 2020, in
  • News
  • Addiction
  • Gambling
  • Mental Health

Gambling is commonly viewed as a harmless activity. After all, it’s heavily promoted across the media. Risks of developing a gambling addiction are also perceived as significantly lower when compared to the likes of drugs and alcohol, down to it being a physical choice, carrying recognised consequences of failure and loss. While this may be a common outlook, there are many dangers of gambling, at an excessive