Exploring The Pros and Cons To Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Published 6 August 2021, in
  • Addiction Treatments
  • Treatments

Though there are several treatment options to consider, here at Addiction Advocates, we typically refer those who approach us for treatment to an inpatient addiction treatment centre. Considered extremely advantageous due to the benefits associated, inpatient addiction treatment availability has expanded in recent years. However, studies conducted to examine addiction treatment across Europe highlight that

What Causes Alcohol Addiction?

Published 30 July 2021, in
  • Alcohol

Alcoholism is one of the most harmful and impactful addiction diagnoses here in the UK. It’s driven by the consumption and support of the heavily normalised substance of alcohol, legal to purchase and perceived as safe for exposure. Although alcohol is deemed as safe when sensibly consumed, following recommended guidelines, keeping to such advice can be difficult for those who are feeling the

Men’s Mental Health And The Common Challenges

Published 23 July 2021, in
  • Mental Health

Poor mental health rates are actively increasing across the globe. While more and more individuals find themselves encountering the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions, the risks are also greater, fuelling a very misunderstood area of health. A key area that is still, to this date, ignored and downplayed, until the inevitable happens, is men’s mental health and

What is the Opioid Addiction Crisis?

Published 16 July 2021, in
  • Drug

You may have heard the phrase “opioid epidemic” used across the media and have questions about it. The opioid addiction crisis is specifically referring to the increasing numbers of hospitalisations and deaths that are caused by opioids. This is aggregated to include analogues, illegal drugs and prescription drugs. Death rates caused by overdoses of opioids

Can I Quit Alcohol Without Rehab?

Published 9 July 2021, in
  • Alcohol

Alcohol continues to control the lives of millions of people worldwide, with at least half a million individuals currently struggling with an alcohol addiction in the United Kingdom. Although alcohol is consumed for various reasons, such as socially, alcohol abuse and addictions gradually arise when alcohol is consumed regularly. If you have come to realise

The Benefits Of Keeping Up With Aftercare

Published 25 June 2021, in
  • Aftercare

Following on from rehab, to provide the experience of comprehensive recovery stands aftercare, a service which recovering addicts can make use of through outpatient addiction treatment. Offered on an immediate basis, to bridge the gap between residential rehab and sober living, there are many benefits attached to keeping up with aftercare. Understandably, some individuals will hope to see the end of drug and

How To Help An Alcoholic Who Has Relapsed

Published 18 June 2021, in
  • Alcohol

Alcohol addiction treatment continues to be highly effective.  However, there is a real possibility that a relapse may be encountered in the weeks, months and even years following treatment. At present, it is estimated that relapse rates among those who have completed alcohol addiction treatment lie between 40 and 60%. Although the above information can be somewhat

Addiction symptoms of cocaine

Published 11 June 2021, in
  • Cocaine

Cocaine is one of the most normalised illicit drugs out there. By that, here at Addiction Advocates, we mean that while it carries an illegal classification, it’s a highly abused substance, which commonly drives the addiction cycle. Known for its short-term highs, cocaine is an easily adoptable drug, carrying addictive traits at a significant rate. As users long for long-term highs and the effects

Early Warning Signs That Show Someone Is Suffering With Addiction

Published 4 June 2021, in
  • Addiction Treatments

Addictions compromise the health and well-being of individuals across the world every single day. However, only a small fraction of those struggling go on to secure the professional help and treatment they need. In fact, it is believed that only 18% of people with an alcohol addiction secure treatment. Contributing to this, only 270,705 individuals

Teenage Mental Health During The Pandemic

Published 28 May 2021, in
  • Mental Health

Teenage years are defined as challenging time of life. This is the moment where new hormones present themselves, where change is inevitable, and where learning about and finding oneself is a key commonality. Down to existing pressures on teens, mental health problems are already higher than they were years ago. While teenage mental health support may be greater and

Ways To Avoid Relapse When Leaving A Rehab Treatment Centre

Published 21 May 2021, in
  • Relapse Prevention

When you are considering overcoming addiction with the help of a professional institution it is only natural to be worried about the prospect of relapsing after you have dedicated yourself to a recovery programme. However, at facilities such as those offered by Addiction Advocates, a lot of your recovery programme may well be dedicated to

How to choose Rehab for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Published 14 May 2021, in
  • Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Choosing to withdraw and recover from a habit of drug and alcohol consumption is a significant step. If you’re at this stage of your addiction recovery journey, you should be proud of yourself, as both self-acknowledgement and acceptance of rehab are common obstacles. Within this direction, to recover, you’ll also need to make some small

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Published 11 May 2021, in
  • Mental Health

What is Mental Health Awareness Month? Mental Health Awareness Month runs between the  1st  May 2021 to 31st  May 2021. However during the week of the 10th to the 16th of May 2021 is it Mental Health Awareness Week. Over the course of this month, we will be outlining the importance of Mental Health, the

6 Tips To Tackle Night Time Anxiety

Published 7 May 2021, in
  • Mental Health

Across the United Kingdom, at least 5.9% of the population are thought to experience anxiety each week. Although anxiety can affect our lives at various times throughout the day, many individuals find that their anxiety heightens at night time, leaving them feeling increasingly anxious as they settle down for the night and attempt to sleep.

What We Know About The Mental Health Implications Of ‘Long COVID’

Published 30 April 2021, in
  • Mental Health

Over the last year, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the lives of millions of people across the world. With at least 148,000,000 million cases of COVID-19 registered worldwide, the physical implications of ‘long COVID’ are discussed on a regular basis, especially as vaccinations begin to roll out. Although many argue that the physical