Substance Use Disorder (SUD): Definition, Symptoms & Treatments

Problems with drugs and alcohol aren’t always what we see on TV. There are many addictive substances. Not all of them are illicit drugs, and some are even available over …

What is Alcoholism?

In the UK, alcohol is a big part of our culture and social life. Heavy drinking and binge drinking have become normalised, while alcoholism remains misunderstood. Many people sense a …

Sobriety: Its Meaning & Strategies to Get & Remain Sober

Quick links for Sobriety Sustained Sobriety: How Can I Get There? Step One: Recognising The Need to Get Sober Step Two: Seeking Help From Loved Ones Step Three: Finding a …

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Quick links for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? What are the Key Principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? Who Pioneered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and …

Living With an Alcoholic Spouse

It can be scary seeing a loved one living with alcohol use disorder and not knowing how to help. You might feel as though you need to fix the problem, …

The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol & 5-HTP

What is 5-HTP? 5-HTP stands for 5-hydroxytryptophan, which is a dietary supplement used to treat a wide range of mood disorders and other issues. Our bodies naturally make 5-HTP[1], but …

DSM-5 and Addiction: What It Says

The DSM-5 (2013) is the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is a manual used to diagnose mental health conditions. The DSM was …

5 Sober Tips for Students in Recovery

According to the latest data, roughly 11,000 young people contact drug and alcohol services every year. Cannabis remains the most popular substance amongst young people, accounting for 89% of treatment. …

Withdrawal From Alcohol Using Hydroxyzine

When an individual consumes alcohol consistently, it begins to take a serious toll on their body. Although it is abundantly available, alcohol can severely disrupt hormonal and chemical processes in …

Cannabis Use and Sleep Apnoea

According to research from the Mental Health Foundation, millions of adults and teenagers in the UK are affected by sleepless nights. The most commonly diagnosed sleep disorders are insomnia, narcolepsy, …