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

How to manage anxiety during Lockdown 2

Published 13 November 2020, in
  • Mental Health
  • News

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect us all. Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic, many of our lives have significantly changed, almost overnight. With little time to prepare physically or mentally for what was to come, and with so much still unknown about the coronavirus, anxiety levels have

What effects have COVID-19 lockdowns had on recovering alcoholics?

Published 6 November 2020, in
  • Addiction

COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down, in one way or another. This unprecedented global pandemic has led to job losses, to undetected health problems, to bereavement, and to a new normal of social distancing and strict hand hygiene. While we’re all in the same boat, down to lockdowns, unfortunately, many individuals are slipping through the gaps when

Does Covid-19 pose an added risk for people with addiction disorders?

Published 30 October 2020, in
  • Addiction
  • Mental Health

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have ramifications in all areas of life across the length and breadth of the planet, one group of people who may come to suffer more so than others is those who have addiction disorders. Both those currently struggling to overcome drug abuse or alcohol abuse and those in recovery

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