Can I Take My Pet to Rehab?

Published 27 January 2023, in
  • Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Many people perceive drug or alcohol rehab to be a lonely place. It’s understandable that you’d want to bring a pet companion to keep you company and to also support you emotionally throughout the process. Not being able to bring your pet with you to drug or alcohol rehab could be a deciding factor as

Can You Get Kicked Out of Rehab?

Published 20 January 2023, in
  • Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Understanding Drug and Alcohol Rehab Rules While drug and alcohol rehab centres are safe spaces with no judgment towards your past actions, it doesn’t mean that you can just do anything you like during your stay There are rules to keep you, your fellow patients, and the staff members working with you safe. You need

Are Rehabs Open Over Christmas?

Published 19 December 2022, in
  • Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Many people are surprised to learn that drug and alcohol rehabs are, in fact, open all over the Christmas period. If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, Christmas time could be the best time for you to go to a rehab centre for treatment. Not only will you have the opportunity

What is Rehab Like?

Published 9 December 2022, in
  • Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Admitting that you need help for a problem with drugs or alcohol is always a huge and positive step forwards. It can also be very daunting, though. You might be unsure what to do next, the treatment options available and where to turn for help and advice. One of the options available in rehab. Experience

What is a Detox Wing?

Published 25 November 2022, in
  • Detox

A detox wing is a safe, quiet place in rehab where you will go through your detoxification period. You will have your own room and be placed under full-time supervision while you pass through any withdrawal symptoms. Help Through Detox Addiction is a very serious medical condition that requires specialised treatment to deal with. It

Leaving Inheritance with a Drug Addict

Published 11 November 2022, in
  • Family Intervention

Whilst this may be a unique subject, it should be broached with sensitivity and openness. If you are concerned about leaving your inheritance to a family member/friend or person struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you may fear the repercussions of giving them a sum of money. The worry you may feel regarding how

Can I Get Help Supporting a Drug Addict?

Published 20 October 2022, in
  • Drug

Can I Get Help Supporting a Drug Addict? Drug addiction is a disease that doesn’t just affect the person with the habit. The negative impacts of addiction ripple out – with family members, friends, and co-workers all bearing consequences. As a loved one of a drug addict, it is natural that you want to help

How to Talk to a Friend About Their Drinking Problem

Published 14 October 2022, in
  • Alcohol

It can be difficult to witness someone you care for going through alcohol or drug addiction. When it comes to talking to a friend about a drinking problem, your approach needs to be empathetic, informed and pre-planned. If you require support or guidance, you can call our addiction helpline for information.   Recognising the Signs

Opioid Use UK

Published 11 October 2022, in
  • Opioid

Opioid Use in The Uk Opioid use in the UK is a growing concern. While opioids are effective at treating pain, they can be dangerous when used improperly. Here we will examine opioid use in the UK, including the dangers of opioids and why they are prescribed in primary care. What are Opioids? Opioids are

Do Drug and Alcohol Addictions Increase Suicide Risk?

Published 22 September 2022, in
  • Addiction Treatments

Drugs and alcohol can have a significant impact on your health. Alcohol misuse alone is the most significant risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15-49 year-olds in the UK and the fifth biggest risk factor across all ages.1 Illegal and prescription drug abuse is not as widespread but can still be extremely harmful

How Do I Wean Myself Off Codeine?

Published 9 September 2022, in
  • Codeine

Codeine is a painkiller used to alleviate mild to severe pain. On its own, it is a medication prescribed by a doctor but does turn up in some cough medicines and tablets. Whilst it is a legal opiate, many people develop a painkiller addiction. Continued use of codeine means that your tolerance to it builds

Can A Hangover Cause Panic Attacks?

Published 22 August 2022, in
  • Alcohol

Does Alcohol Cause Anxiety? When a person drinks a large amount of alcohol, they are more likely to experience a severe hangover the next day, especially if this is at the end of a few days of binge drinking. Under normal circumstances, hangovers are never comfortable. They tend to be caused by dehydration as alcohol

Signs Of Prescription Drug Addiction

Published 22 August 2022, in
  • Prescription Drugs

  What is Prescription Drug Addiction? Prescription drug addiction is when a person develops an addiction to a drug that should only be obtained and used through prescription. This is often to prescription pain killers such as morphine, codeine and co-codamol. Just like any other drug addiction, addiction to prescription drugs can be very dangerous

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