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 …

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7 essential things to look for in a Sober Companion

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When we meet with families, one of the questions we ask is “What is the very best possible outcome for your loved one?” The typical answer is something along the lines of “I want them to completely stop drinking / using drugs and to return to the loving member of our family that we remember from past”. So, with this …

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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 …

Residential Alcohol or Drug Rehab Centre Questions

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The following are some good examples of questions you could be asking potential facilities to judge if they’re right for you or your loved one: Sober Aftercare helps clients and families serious about their recovery in the long run. This is a monthly programme and is used to support someone’s residential experience and to maintain his or her journey towards …

What You Need To Know About an Alcohol Detox

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It is crucial that you seek advice from a medical advisor when you are going through a detoxification practice so as to guide you in the correct path and helping you get rid off alcohol. It is understood that a detox program is just the first step of many that an alcoholic has to take in order to recover from …

Getting The Right Help To Overcome Drug Or Alcohol Addiction

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Drug and alcohol addiction can ruin lives, and affect not only the person with the addiction, but also their family and friends. Knowing someone close to you has a serious problem with drugs can be soul destroying, particularly when you feel helpless, but getting the right help for your family member or friend can help both you and them to …

Getting The Right Help To Overcome Drug Or Alcohol Addiction

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Drug and alcohol addiction can ruin lives, and affect not only the person with the addiction, but also their family and friends. Knowing someone close to you has a serious problem with drugs can be soul destroying, particularly when you feel helpless, but getting the right help for your family member or friend can help both you and them to …