Cannabis Use and Thoughts of Suicide

A recent study published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has shown an association between cannabis use and suicidal thoughts, planning, and attempts. [1] It also suggests a …

Why is Alcoholism Considered a Chronic Disease?

No one chooses to become addicted to alcohol. Alcoholism is considered to be a chronic disease characterised by frequent relapses, ongoing progression if left untreated and a potential genetic predisposition. …

What is Alcohol Intolerance?

Alcohol affects people in different ways. Whilst most people can drink alcohol without major complications, some people can find that they are intolerant to alcohol. Alcohol intolerance is defined as …

Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is often related to intense, negative feelings, distressing thoughts and painful experiences. Sometimes addiction can come as a way of managing these feelings – sometimes the …

What is a Functional Alcoholic?

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol addiction or an alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a disorder which can affect all individuals, no matter their cultural or social background. This is because …

Coping Skills For Addiction Recovery

If you’re struggling to cope in the early stages of addiction recovery, or even years down the line, you’re not alone. It is commonly accepted that recovering from addiction is …

What are the Effects of an Alcoholic Father on Children?

Alcohol is one of the most addictive substances in the world, similar in its detox process to other drugs such as heroin and other opioids. However, despite its dangers and …

Warning Signs of an Alcohol or Drug Relapse

Relapse refers to when an individual who has become sober after developing an addiction slips back into substance use. After rehab has been completed, they will have returned home and …

Ketamine Side Effects: Physical, Mental and Long-term Effects

Ketamine is categorised as a dissociative anaesthetic drug which is primarily used as a sedative medication and as an anaesthetic on patients prior to them having an operation or medical …

The Link Between Alcohol and Aggression

In 2019, a study found that 54% of adults reported drinking alcohol in the past week (1). Especially in the UK, drinking is seen as a social activity and is …