Do You Know How Long Alcohol Addiction Has Been a Problem?
Alcohol is a substance that most people enjoy socially and in moderation. However, not everyone’s use of the substance is harmless. There are those for whom alcohol is a major problem. It is threatening to destroy their lives and leave their family in ruins. The UK Government recommends that adults drink fourteen units or less of alcohol each week, spread across the entire week. It is also recommended that alcohol-free days are included every week. Anyone drinking above and beyond these gui...

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Can You Drug Detox at Home?
Drug abuse often leads to drug addiction, whether the substance being abused is an illegal drug or a prescription medication. Allowing the use of a mood-altering substance to get out of control is not something that anyone thinks about – it just happens, and many people do not even realise they have a problem. It is often the case that those affected by drug addiction do not realise the seriousness of their situation until a loved one raises the issue. Denial is a common problem for addicts...

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What to Expect after Addiction Treatment
It is natural to expect wonderful things to happen after completing treatment for an addiction to alcohol or drugs. The good news is that you will have the opportunity to regain control of your life and you can start to rebuild damaged relationships with loved ones. However, it is important that you have realistic expectations, particularly in the early days. Your life is not going to return to normality immediately and it may take some time before you see the benefits of living in sobriety. ...

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What Makes Addiction Treatment Successful
Treatment for addiction is available from many sources here in the UK. Moreover, while most people who access treatment will have some degree of success, others just cannot seem to make it work for them. So, what makes addiction treatment successful? And should everyone be treated in the same way? These are questions we will try to answer here. Admitting the Problem When it comes to the issue of what makes addiction treatment successful, the fundamental idea is that you need to be prepared to ...

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How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Works in Addiction Treatment
When it comes to beating drug or alcohol addiction, a comprehensive recovery programme is usually necessary. This involves detox followed by rehabilitation, where various treatments are utilised to help you deal with the underlying issues that may have led to your addictive behaviour in the first place. One such therapy is cognitive behavioural therapy, and it is widely used in the treatment of addiction and mental health problems. In the below passages, we explain how cognitive behavioural ther...

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Is Depression Driving Your Substance Abuse?
There are many reasons individuals abuse mood-altering substances such as alcohol or drugs. While most people have a choice the first time they drink or take drugs, upon developing an addiction, that choice is taken out of their hands. They will get to the stage where they are compelled to use a particular substance whether they want to or not. Substance abuse often begins with experimentation, and while some individuals are simply curious about what it feels like to drink or to use certain d...

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What Drug Addiction Does to a Family
Addiction to drugs, whether this is illegal substances or prescription medication, can obviously have devastating consequences for the individual. But what drug addiction does to a family can be heart-breaking. It can tear families apart and it can result in mental and physical health problems as well as financial struggles. You may have heard addiction referred to as a family illness; this is because of the impact that it can have on relationships and the family unit as a whole. It is not po...

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Who Pays for Alcohol Treatment?
Alcohol is, for most people, something enjoyed in moderation. It plays a huge part of modern society here in the UK, and most adults drink it to some extent. While it may never be more of a problem than an occasional hangover for most, for others it can be a substance that consumes their life. When alcohol use does become a problem, treatment will usually be needed to turn things around. But who pays for alcohol treatment when it is needed? This is a question that many people ask. Who Funds the...

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How Will You Feel after Addiction Treatment?
You might be wondering how you will feel after addiction treatment, but you probably assume that you are instantly going to feel great. While you are likely to feel good about yourself and the fact that you are no longer abusing alcohol or drugs, you should be aware that a full recovery will take time. Even if you have completed your detox and rehabilitation programme, there may be some lingering symptoms that you will have to contend with. Don’t forget that your body has been through quite...

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Drug Treatment: What Does It Involve?
The term ‘drug addiction’ for many may conjure up images of people down dark alleyways injecting harmful substances such as heroin, but this is not always how this illness presents. In fact, many individuals struggle with drug addiction behind closed doors. Many of these are people struggling with addictions to substances such as prescription medication. Even those who do develop addictions to illegal substances may not always show signs that would indicate there is a problem with anyone ...

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