26,607 crimes in England and Wales were connected with possession of a controlled substance (excluding cannabis) in 2016 and 2017. These range from drug dealing, possession, murder, theft and drug trafficking.
Alcohol is, for most, the fuel of the party. A nerve calming liquid to ease the stress of life. The go-to potion of weekend enjoyment. Whatever it may be to others, there are those who see alcohol as their entire life. Their only way of being normal is to drink, constantly. How does this habit affect them?
Peer pressure takes its toll in the UK. In the 1960’s the promotion of drug taking by celebrities like the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and others probably helped to initiate drug taking into society at large.
I started taking drugs when I was 14 and continued heavily until 22. My mum tried hard to get me to quit—some of my worst memories are of her crying because she saw the mess I was in but couldn’t stop me.
Having lost artists from Amy Winehouse to Prince since 2011 and with narcotic addiction rates climbing steeply it is time to look for workable and viable options for drug and alcohol addiction recovery.
This is an article on Snow White but it in no way resembles the bedtime story immortalised by the cartoon characters in ’Disney’ animated films.
What would you think they were asking for? A new crazy drink in a fancy bottle, a new food available only at a specific takeaway chain? Maybe a password into a private party in a fashionable London Hotel or nightclub?
A quick survey of your immediate friends and family may very well elicit more than one definition for addiction and definitely more than one activity that addiction can be applied to.
With drinking so common in our culture, even at a young age, it is important to have some guidelines. The best place for families to start in determining what their alcohol consumption policy is, is to set clear rules and expectations before any drink is poured.
The first time your teenage or adult child leaves home alone, what should they already know? Of course, there is basic safety and security, such as dealing with dodgy people, keeping money safe, and advice for airports and travelling, what to do and