Drug Death Rise Taking Its Toll On Scotland

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Scotland’s latest statistics for drug related deaths have been released and seen yet another increase on the previous year. Scotland has recorded its highest number of drug death poisonings since records began in 1996. There current statistics for 2017 make them the country with the highest drug related mortality rate out of all the EU countries. Let’s take a closer …

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Spice Drug Is Causing Prison Nurses To “Pass out” In Smoke Filled Prison Cells

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The Royal College of Nursing has stated that they feel their NHS healthcare staff are being exposed to “unacceptable” conditions in prisons whilst treating inmates that are using the highly dangerous drug Spice. This follows reports of nursing staff “passing out” from inhaling Spice drug fumes, whilst administering sometimes critical and life saving treatment to inmates within their cells. HM …

Obama Gupta RX Summit

The only way to stop using drug… is to stop using drugs.

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I’m prompted to respond to the news yesterday of President Obama’s visit to Atlanta to discuss drug policy, specifically heroin addiction and alternate prescribing such as methadone and suboxone. Obama: Addiction is a preventable disease By Nadia Kounang, CNN Updated 2228 GMT (0528 HKT) March 29, 2016 From left, Dr. Leana Wen, Crystal Oertle, Justin Luke Riley, President Obama and …

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6 ways to convince an Alcoholic / Addict to accept help

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Over my professional career as an Addiction Consultant, I’ve talked with thousands of family members about their loved one, who more often than not doesn’t have the same desire to change their drinking or drugging habits as the rest of their family would prefer. This has meant that over the years and indeed generations, far too many people who genuinely …

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12 Step Meetings – uncovered

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There are few places in the world where you’ll find more honesty, vulnerability, courage, and mutual support than in a 12-Step Fellowship Group meeting. The 12 Step meetings are an extremely important resource of someone’s recovery for two reasons. First, they’re effective. Millions of people have recovered through them. Second, they’re free and available around most of the world in …

Early Recovery Suggestions

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I’ve been speaking to a couple of clients recently who’ve been struggling with some of the aspects of their expectations in early recovery, so I’ve compiled this list of goals and reminders for addicts and alcoholics who may have recently graduated from rehab and are in early recovery. Accept that you’re an addict and that you have an addiction that can kill …

10 Suggestions for a Healthy Recovery

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I’ve been working One-On-One with a Gentleman with full blown addictions to drugs and alcohol recently and after my recent post titled “10 Suggestions For A Healthy Future” referencing how to beat an addictive compulsion when you’ve not crossed the line into addictive disease, he requested that I write a list for him. So, this is written for people in …

Changing the Drug Laws

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  Yesterday, the news across the UK was partly taken up with a top Doctor – Sir Ian Gilmore, from the Royal College of Physicians calling for a drug law review and towards decriminalising controlled substances, thus drastically reducing crime (obviously) and improving health (possibly). http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10990921 I’m not too sure where I stand on the legalisation or decriminalisation of drugs, …