Returning to work after addiction rehab

Published 23 October 2020, in
  • Rehab

Returning to work after addiction rehab can be daunting.  It is not uncommon for you to have several reservations about the impact it will have on your recovery. You may even be worried that it will hinder your addiction recovery. After all, as you entered a rehabilitation facility, you had the opportunity to put all

Staying on top of addiction recovery during Covid-19

Published 16 October 2020, in
  • Addiction
  • Mental Health

Covid-19 and the global pandemic it has influenced has flipped our lives, our norms, our routines, our plans for the foreseeable future. Through this unprecedented time, many negatives have been experienced, with a strong correlation with mental health issues and addiction. While Coronavirus may be an unfamiliar experience, addiction recovery for many isn’t. However, through

How Long Does Rehab Take?

Published 9 October 2020, in
  • Addiction
  • Rehab

At Addiction Advocates, one of the most commonly asked questions we experience falls around the average length of stay in drug rehab. Are you wondering how long a drug and alcohol rehab stay can last? While understanding the potential timescale of rehab is convenient and recommended, it is important to remember that your personal stay

Self-Care And Its Importance In Addiction Recovery

Published 2 October 2020, in
  • Addiction
  • Inspiration

Self-care is a commonly thrown around phrase. It falls within many different categories, from wellness and addiction recovery, to fads and beautifying hacks. While in some of those categories, it will be a way to maximise sales or engage customers, in areas such as addiction recovery, as mental health healing, as wellbeing and stress management,

The Relationship between addiction and anxiety

Published 28 September 2020, in
  • Addiction

The Relationship between addiction and anxiety As is often the case with dual diagnosis conditions, it is common for addiction and anxiety to be present simultaneously within an individual. There’s often a relationship between substance addiction and anxiety – they very often make each other far, far worse due to their association. The word “anxiety”

The dangers surrounding detoxing from alcohol at home

Published 11 September 2020, in
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • detox

If you or a loved one is suffering with an alcohol addiction, the most effective way to achieve long-term recovery is to complete a comprehensive treatment programme, normally at an addiction rehabilitation centre. For most of us, drinking alcohol is a social activity to enjoy every now and then. However, when this turns into excessive

What is Rehab?

Published 8 June 2020, in
  • Rehab

‘What is rehab?’ is a commonly asked question here at Addiction Advocates. Although ideas of rehab are shared through society and the media, a true understanding of what rehab is and what it can offer is limited, unless you or a loved one has experienced it.   It’s also important to note that there are different

Our Guide on Living with An Alcoholic

Published 8 June 2020, in
  • Alcohol Addiction

Living with an alcoholic is very challenging. Although substance use disorders are tough for the individual at hand, for friends and family, this time can be disheartening, worrying and difficult to accept. The rollercoaster of emotions commonly experienced over long-term alcohol abuse can be hard to deal with. The experience feels inhuman to brush under

Am I An Alcoholic?

Published 8 June 2020, in
  • Alcohol Addiction

Do you compare your drinking habits with those around you, mentally asking yourself ‘am I an alcoholic’? Are you struggling to understand the blurred line between normalised, excessive drinking habits and an alcohol dependence? Are you hoping to grasp where you currently stand with alcohol? In today’s society, excessive alcohol consumption has been normalised. Alcohol

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol 

Published 8 June 2020, in
  • Alcohol Addiction

Are you currently living with an addiction, wondering how to stop drinking alcohol for the long-term? Are you hoping for the safest and most effective route? Or are you hoping for the quickest turnaround? Before reducing or stopping your alcohol consumption, you must firstly understand your tie to addictive substances. You must identify what you’re

How Long Is Drug And Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

Published 8 June 2020, in
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Drugs
  • Rehab

If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol you might want to consider getting professional help in the form of a rehabilitation or rehab programme. It’s a proven fact that you are more likely to recover in rehab than trying to go it alone and there are a number of reasons for this. Addiction itself

How Can You Pay For Drug And Alcohol Rehab?

Published 8 June 2020, in
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • detox
  • Rehab

Are you hoping to recover, yet worry about the financial implications of visiting a private rehab centre? Concerns around funding a treatment programme are very common. This is one of the biggest drawbacks, along with denial, which hinders recovery capabilities. In this instance, many individuals will attempt to overcome their drug and alcohol addiction through

Should You Detox From Painkillers?

Published 8 June 2020, in
  • detox
  • Drugs
  • Prescription Drugs

Are you currently misusing painkillers? Have you increased your dosage to experience the full effects of painkillers? Painkiller abuse is very common. Many individuals will in fact have little knowledge of their habitual behaviours. They will view painkillers as a safe coping mechanism to maintain a pain disorder or control symptoms of further physical and

Methadone And Other Medications In Treatment

Published 8 June 2020, in
  • detox
  • Drugs
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Rehab

Methadone is identified as a synthetic opioid drug, classified as one of many medications which are used to treat drug addictions. To support the withdrawal process, methadone and other medications in treatment are highly effective, known to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Mainly used in heroin and opioid withdrawal processes, methadone is commonly selected

4 Beginner Steps To Overcoming Addiction

Published 8 June 2020, in
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Guides
  • Rehab

Addiction wrecks lives. Whether you are addicted to a substance such as drugs or alcohol, or have a psychological addiction to gambling, pornography or something else, addiction only ever follows a downward spiral. It can cost you relationships with partners, family members and friends. It can have an impact at work and, destroy your health and finances and generally