Abstinence

Is there really no substitute for abstinence?

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The question of how best to deal with drug addiction is much debated among professionals. Here former addict Ian Young argues the only way to stop taking drugs is to stop taking drugs, while Yasmin Batliwala of the Westminster Drug Project says such a one-size-fits-all approach is risky.As a drug addict and alcoholic I knew something needed to change, but …

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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 …

7 Essential things to look for in a Sober Companion

What to look for in a Sober Companion

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When we meet with families and concerned parties, one of the questions we ask is “What would be your very best possible outcome for your loved one or colleague?”

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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 …

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 …