Addiction Resources

The Dangerous Interaction between Alcohol and Opiates

Are you struggling with addiction to prescription painkillers, or opioids like heroin? Do you drink heavily while using your opioid medication? We want you to know that you’re not alone in this struggle, and we’re here to help you overcome it. At the same time, it’s vital that you’re aware of the risks associated with […]

Why Is Sports Betting So Addictive?

When it comes to gambling, sports betting is increasingly popular in the UK. It’s embedded in popular sports culture, easy to access, and advertised across the country. But just why is sports betting so addictive? In this article, we aim to find out.  The article will also explore what constitutes a gambling problem and what […]

Recovery Cafes – How Successful Are They?

The first Recovery Café for people recovering from addiction and other mental health issues started in Seattle, Washington nearly twenty years ago. In the UK, The Brink, Liverpool is said to be the first Recovery Café to open in 2011. Today, both locations are still thriving. However, the recovery café movement seems to have stalled […]

Midlife Crisis Withdrawal and Drinking Alcohol

A midlife crisis withdrawal is a frequent phenomenon that can cause a person’s life to undergo substantial transformations. It is often accompanied by feelings of worry and despair, as well as a strong desire for improvement. These powerful emotions have the potential to motivate some individuals to engage in risky behaviours, such as drinking to […]

What Is the Difference Between a Slip and a Relapse? Should I Go Back to Rehab

When you re-enter everyday life clean and sober after a detox or addiction treatment programme, this can feel like a miracle, particularly if you tried to find freedom for a prolonged period of time with frequent relapses back into old ways of behaving. Let us further understand what is the difference between a slip and a […]

How to Help Someone With a Gambling Addiction

What Is the Root Cause of Gambling Addiction? Any addiction, including gambling, creeps up on you. One minute you’re enjoying a flutter on the Grand National or putting a few quid on your football team winning the league, and the next you’re heavily in debt trying to feed a gambling addiction that is destroying your […]

The Best Books about Addiction and Recovery

Reading Books About Addiction and Recovery Reading books on recovery and addiction stories is an enjoyable pastime and a satisfying process that is good for self-discovery and for building self-esteem. It is particularly helpful for those suffering from trauma, addiction, or mood disorders, or for those who struggle to express feelings. Poetry is increasingly used […]

Is Yoga Good for Recovery for a Person With Addictions?

Addiction is a powerful and complex problem that many struggles to overcome. Yoga, with its holistic disciplines and focus on self-awareness and resilience can provide several highly effective therapies to assist recovery. Understanding individual needs and the ways that yoga can help in meeting them is an important first step. In this blog article, let […]

Do Online Addiction Meetings Work?

Early Days When Bill W met Dr. Bob in 1935, there were no personal computers or mobile phones nor any public television (though the technology had been invented). The genius of the founders of AA (and its subsequent spin-offs) was to produce a simple but very constant message of self-help through surrender, self-discovery, and spirituality […]

Can You Drive After Smoking Weed? No Absolutely Not.

The Problem Like the Eagles, a surprising number of people think it is ok to drive after taking cannabis (the ‘colitas’ in their song are said to refer to cannabis buds). They know deep down it makes you woozy but they still want to believe it’s alright. Yet, the facts are clear. Cannabis makes you drive […]