How to Stop Enabling a Loved One’s Addiction

In addiction treatment we tend to focus on those with substance use disorders (SUDs), rather than their loved ones. But the loved ones of people with SUDs have an important …

The Relationship Between Mental Disorders and Addiction

If you have a mental health problem, such as depression or anxiety, you are much more likely to have a substance use disorder (SUD). Similarly, if you have a SUD, …

Long-term Rehab for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Simply put, long-term rehab for drug and alcohol addiction is rehab treatment which lasts between 120 and 180 days – sometimes even longer. This is known as ‘long-term’ rehab because …

Mindfulness for Addiction Treatment

Mindfulness is a type of meditation and involves being fully at the moment or present. Rather than thinking about next week, or being fixated on the past, mindfulness involves staying …

Medications Used To Treat Alcoholism

The treatment for alcoholism is commonly seen as psychotherapeutic in nature, involving specialised addiction programmes and counselling along with other forms of social support. While these methods can be extremely …

Harm Reduction Approach to Addiction Treatment

Harm reduction is a pragmatic approach to dealing with substance use disorders. It acknowledges the difficulty of getting someone to quit substances and instead tries to reduce the harm associated …

How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

If you think you have an addiction to alcohol and wish to change your habits, it may seem helpful to completely stop drinking. However, you must never attempt to withdraw …

What is the Success Rate for Recoverying Alcoholics?

The scale and impact of alcohol addiction and dependence on individuals and society as a whole should not be underestimated. There are currently 586,780 dependent drinkers in the UK, with …

Alcoholism and Mental Health

Alcohol use in the United Kingdom has doubled over the past 50 years. Over 90% of adults between the ages of 16 and 64 now drink occasionally. 38% of men …

The Effects of Alcohol on the Cardiovascular System

When dealing with addiction, it is important to make yourself aware of the effects that the addictive substance has on both physical and mental health. Alcohol is known to be …