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Mental health at Christmas

One-third of people with mental health issues say they feel unable to cope with the Christmas period according to charity Mind. Our mental wellbeing can take a hit over the festive period for a number of reasons and feelings of loneliness canRead More

How to deal with stress at Christmas

As the calendar flips to December 1st, Christmas preparations move into full swing. But whilst the festive period is typically a merry one for most, for others it can be incredibly stressful. In fact, one in 20 say they find Christmas moreRead More

Why do people get addicted to alcohol?

It’s estimated that one in 12 Americans suffers from alcohol dependence or abuse, whilst in the UK around 7,000 annual deaths are attributed to alcohol consumption. Alcohol dependence occurs over time and as such as be difficult to spot when an individualRead More

Crack Abuse

Crack is a powerful stimulant that targets the central nervous system. When smoked, this drug enters your bloodstream through the lungs, from there it journeys to your brain and that is when the feel-good chemical known as dopamine is released and givesRead More

Aftercare – Step One Recovery

When an individual is dealing with a drug addiction a rehabilitation programme is of paramount importance however, an aftercare programme is of equal importance. Getting the help you need at a rehabilitation centre will help you to detox and begin to heal,Read More

Health Benefits of a Warm Climate

Living in a warm climate has many health benefits, both physically and mentally. When the sun is out and shining it will give you the energy and motivation to get up and do something physical, whether that is going for a walkRead More

Prescription Medication Addictions

All addictions are different and every addict deals with their addiction in their own way, fortunately most addictions can get be dealt with and the individual can get clean and lead a healthy life completely sober and free of prescription medication. SuccessfulRead More

Side effects of Marijuana

The use of marijuana targets similar pleasure points of the brain that are targeted by alcohol, cocaine and heroin. The effects are instantaneous and produce an almost euphoric sensation or what is also known as a “high”, this is due to theRead More

Valium Detoxification

Valium is the trade name for diazepam and is an anti-anxiety drug, one of several very popular benzodiazepines used all over the world. Many people millions of people worldwide struggle with benzodiazepine abuse, often without even knowing that they are becoming dependentRead More

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome – Wet Brain

Wernicke – Korsakoff syndrome, commonly known as ‘wet brain’ is the result of brain damage due to severe thiamine or B1 deficiency, commonly seen in alcoholics. This condition usually progresses in two stages if left untreated: Wernicke encephalopathy and Korsakoff psychosis.  TheRead More

Al-Anon and Alateen

Many people are familiar with the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) fellowships however fewer people are aware of Al-Anon and Alateen. Al-Anon, and Alateen are a worldwide fellowship that offers a programme of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whetherRead More

The 12 Step Philosophy

When helping clients with alcohol or addiction issues, Step One Recovery often works with the 12 Step philosophy which has been working successfully for millions of people around the world for over 80 years. The 12 Step programme is a set ofRead More

Benefits of Rehabilitation

Standing up and stating outright that you have a drug problem is one of the most difficult and brave things a person can do. It is a scary thing, confronting your addiction head-on, whether you have people to support you or not,Read More


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