From Sobriety to Society – How to Re-integrate into Everyday Life After Rehab

Two Aspects of Recovery Establishing a successful long-term sobriety is often described as a process. Some people think addiction can be overcome simply by facing their demons but that’s not the case. Addiction is a mental health condition with many facets requiring attention if true lasting recovery is to be achieved. Understanding Addiction as an […]

8 Reasons to Spend Christmas in Rehab

Would you believe it if we said that Christmas is the perfect time of year to leave your family behind, forget the parties and gatherings and Christmas shopping, and Christmas markets and go to rehab? However, if you’re struggling with alcohol, drugs, or any type of addiction, it could be the best time of year […]

Hot Flush After Alcohol Consumption – What Does It Mean?

What are Hot Flushes? Hot flushes, commonly referred to as alcohol flush reactions or hot flashes, are a physiological response that can occur after drinking. Characteristics include the sudden reddening of the skin, particularly on the face and neck, and a sensation of warmth or heat. Other physical symptoms such as a rapid heart rate, […]

Is Ibuprofen Addictive? Your Questions Answered

Most people who buy Ibuprofen as an over-the-counter medication to relieve pain or muscle aches do not think that it can be dangerous or addictive. Yet, too much Ibuprofen can have damaging side effects and Ibuprofen dependency does exist as a health condition. It is not just illegal or prescription drugs that can cause problems […]

Alcohol Psychosis, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Alcohol-induced psychosis as a result of excessive drinking should always be treated seriously. It can manifest as alcoholic hallucinosis or other forms of delirium tremens and timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment is essential. Alcohol-related psychosis is considered a medical emergency as it causes symptoms of alcoholic paranoia that are alarming to the person affected and […]

UK Cough Syrup Could Be Prescription-Only Over Addiction Fears

The accessibility of cough syrup in the UK may soon face significant changes due to growing concerns over misuse and addiction. Currently, cough syrup containing codeine can be purchased over the counter without a prescription and there are worries that this easy availability is contributing to the rising rates of codeine misuse 1, especially among […]

Video Gaming – Loot Boxes and Beyond

Understanding Developments in Video Gaming and Loot Boxes Loot boxes are virtual mystery items in video games that players can acquire, often through gameplay or in-game purchases, to obtain random rewards. The function of loot boxes can vary depending on the game and its design, but they are generally seen as a form of gambling. […]

King Baby Syndrome and Addiction

‘His Majesty the Baby’ were the words used by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud in his 1914 essay on Narcissism, to describe a self-obsession typified in the ancient Greek myth, that combines inborn egotism with childlike fear and irresponsibility. Unlike less serious signs of a longing for eternal childhood such as Peter Pan syndrome, king baby syndrome […]

I’m Going on Holiday – How Can I Stay Sober?

Vacations for the Newly Sober Can Be Risky If you are relatively new to sobriety or someone who is trying hard to achieve it on a lasting basis, then holidays – especially those involving trips to places that are associated with drinking alcohol, such as the beach in Spain or a ski resort – can […]

Is EMDR Therapy Dangerous: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

Are you curious about the potential dangers of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy? Have you heard conflicting information about its effectiveness and safety? It’s important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to EMDR, as there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding this therapy. In this article, we will debunk these myths […]

The Hidden Link Between Workaholism and Mental Health

Do you prioritise work above everything else in your life? Have you ever worked to soothe feelings of guilt or anxiety? Do you ever work so hard that you neglect basic self-care such as getting enough sleep or exercise? If that sounds like you, or someone you know, you’re not alone. It’s believed that around […]

How To Help An Alcoholic In Denial

Are you concerned about a loved one who is struggling with an alcohol use disorder but seems to be in denial? It can be incredibly challenging and frustrating to witness someone you care about refusing to acknowledge the severity of their drinking problem. However, it’s important to remember that denial is a common defence mechanism […]