How To Tell Your Kids You Need To Go To Rehab

Published 22 July 2022, in
  • Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Going to rehab is tricky enough without telling your kids. What do you say to them? Is there a right time? And how will they take it? At Addiction Advocates, we regularly advise patients on what to say to their kids. We’ve rounded up the most important points to consider.   What Is Rehab? Explaining

What Will Happen To My Kids if I Go To Rehab?

Published 11 July 2022, in
  • Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

  If you’re a parent who is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, you might be worried about going to rehab. After all, who is going to look after your child while you’re away? And will admitting that you’ve got a problem mean that you lose access to them? These are completely normal questions to

Are Magic Mushrooms Dangerous?

Published 8 July 2022, in
  • Drug

What Are Magic Mushrooms? Magic mushrooms are a type of mushroom that contains a chemical called psilocybin [2] [1] which causes hallucinogenic effects. They are a naturally occurring psychoactive that evolved to be this way in order to prevent them from being eaten. As they are able to cause hallucinations and a high sensation, many

Do People Still Take LSD?

Published 30 June 2022, in
  • Drug

The high’s from LSD are often known as an acid trip or a psychedelic experience. However, the technical term is called LSD intoxication. During LSD intoxication, the use may experience a range of effects to their sensory organs, including their vision. They may also experience intense emotions such as euphoria and changes in their thought

How Long Does it Take to get Addicted to Alcohol?

Published 13 May 2022, in
  • Addiction Treatments
  • Alcohol

Addiction and especially alcohol addiction, is a complex thing. It is a unique experience for each person struggling with excessive drinking and an alcohol dependency. This means that there is no simple answer to how long it takes to get addicted to alcohol. It depends on many different factors that can come from biology, history

Understanding Cross Addiction

Published 2 May 2022, in
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Mental Health

If you’re suffering with a drug or alcohol addiction, you may find that your addictive behaviours cross over into other areas of your life. This is called cross addiction. Commonly confused with dual diagnosis, cross addiction is diagnosed when someone has two or more addictions. In this blog, we explore the term in more detail

What is an Advocacy?

Published 29 April 2022, in
  • Admissions Process
  • Family Intervention
  • Mental Health

If you feel like no-one is listening to you, or you’re not able to express what you want to say or how you feel, you could benefit from an advocacy service. This is when you’ll be appointed someone who will help you to understand your rights, and support you to take control of your life

Link between Binge Drinking and Obesity

Published 1 April 2022, in
  • Alcohol

The answer to the question “Will drinking alcohol make you gain weight?”, isn’t as straightforward as you may think. Alcohol can cause weight gain in a variety of ways such as making you feel hungry, causing you to make poor food choices, stopping your body from burning fat, and being high in calories itself. However,

How Family Therapy Works 

Published 18 March 2022, in
  • Addiction Treatments

Family dynamics can be extremely complicated. No two families are the same, following different structures, experiencing diverse life events, and maintaining varied relationships. Whilst some families may reflect the picture-perfect stereotype, others will reflect the opposite, showing how unconventional family life can be. Tough times, as either an individual or as an entire family, can

Is alcohol a depressant?

Published 4 March 2022, in
  • Alcohol

Prolonged heavy drinking can have a wide range of negative effects. Intoxication can lead to an increased risk of being involved in an accident and risky or inappropriate behaviour, as well as the potential for alcohol poisoning. More than a tenth of all visits to the A&E are alcohol-related and more than 1.2 million violent incidents

The Difference In Addiction Between Women And Men

Published 11 February 2022, in
  • Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Addiction is a serious, life-limiting condition for the majority of addicts. It is a condition that requires treatment and management in order to rehabilitate and avoid relapse. Whilst a healthy and happy life can be led post-addiction, it is a disorder that must be understood and adapted to, for most people. Whilst there are expected signs, symptoms and

Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

Published 4 February 2022, in
  • Alcohol

It is no secret that there is a big drinking culture in the UK. The habit of finishing work and then heading straight to the pub has been ingrained in our society for over a hundred years. It is a culture that leaves many not realising that their frequent heavy drinking is actually an alcohol

Tips To Protect Your Mental Health When In Recovery

Published 28 January 2022, in
  • Mental Health

Addiction recovery focuses heavily on physical health, wellbeing, and actions. Wrongfully, recovery success is gauged by considering how a recovering addict seems on the outside, how many sober days they have achieved, and how detached they seem from drugs and/or alcohol. Whilst physical health and wellbeing are important, mental health is just as important, found to falter throughout addiction and recovery. Mental health problems are easier to hide and

Is Stress Burnout Linked To Addiction

Published 21 January 2022, in
  • Mental Health

Stress is something that everyone faces on a regular basis in their life. Despite the negative connotations that come with stress, sometimes it is a good thing or can have a positive effect on a person. Stress is a great motivator that helps give people the push to achieve things and keeps you alert in

The Benefits Of Inpatient Rehab

Published 14 January 2022, in
  • Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

A wide range of treatment services, plans and providers are accessible throughout the addiction recovery process. Some will be local and flexible, while others will be intensive and medically accredited. Although any form of support and progress will be beneficial, selecting the most effective rehabilitation process is recommended whilst recovering from addiction. Addiction recovery can be a difficult process to work through while faced with personal