ADDICTION

Jemima J. Jones in Addiction
17 February 2018

What Happened in the Summer of 1970

For those of us at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 we saw what we thought were new horizons, ’peace and love the world over and an end to war’ at the very least. We were I think naive.

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Jocelyn Miller in Addiction
4 September 2017

UK — The Addiction Capital of Europe

It was reported in 2013 that England was considered the “addiction capital of Europe,” not a label to be proud of, but the abuse of drugs and alcohol was costing the country a total of £36 billion (or just under $57 billion U.S) annually.

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Karen in Addiction
29 August 2017

UK Baby Boomer Alcohol Addiction Rate Climbs

Many of us think of those in their 50s and above as mature individuals who’ve raised their children and now can enjoy some leisure. Unfortunately, for many of the UK population over 50, their senior years are marked by damaging levels of alcohol use.

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Lisa Borg in Addiction
1 March 2017

Dawn Drug Raids

The sheer quantity of drugs around the UK continues to astonish me. Just in this past week in London alone, there have been two stories about police finding or closing down drug dens.

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Lisa Borg in Addiction
1 March 2017

Why Doesn’t a Drug Addict Listen?

An often heard story from loved ones of an addict is ‘How can I get them to listen? Whenever I approach the subject of addiction, the conversation is just over!’ There are many reasons that keep an addict from listening to reason regarding drug use, but these are two of the main reasons we have seen…

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Lisa Borg in Addiction
28 February 2017

Drugs and Prison—What Can be Done?

With drugs in prisons recently getting some notice after BBC’s Panorama documentary on HMP Northumberland, it is interesting to note what is being talked about.

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Lisa Borg in Addiction
25 February 2017

Guilt as a Barrier to Recovery

The Oxford English of Dictionary defines guilt as ‘A feeling of having committed wrong, or failed in an obligation.’ Guilt is often a deeply painful and personal emotion. In fact, it is regularly a big contributor to the cycle of addiction.…

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Lisa Borg in Addiction
24 February 2017

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson: Another Tragic Drug Fuelled Loss

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was found dead last week in her flat. A socialite, and Prince Charles’s god-daughter she was a well-known public figure, and thus, her cocaine habit was well known too.

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Lisa Borg in Addiction
23 February 2017

Do You Need an Interventionist?

We get many inquiries, from parents or friends who have seemingly tried many options to try and get help for their loved ones, but no matter what is attempted, they just won't accept the help. An interventionist may be exactly what you need.

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Lisa Borg in Addiction
20 February 2017

What Is an Addict?

The answer to the question “What is an addict?” is one that can get a huge range of answers depending on the experiences of the person you ask. It is often an emotional reaction and not necessarily one that reflects the truth of the situation.

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