Mixing Alcohol and Antidepressants: Can You Do It Safely?

If you’re currently taking alcohol and antidepressants, you’re not alone. The latest government statistics found 17% of the adult population in the UK are currently prescribed antidepressants. Of that number, many will be either drinking alcohol or wondering if they can mix antidepressants and alcohol safely. This article aims to address that question and clear […]

How Many People Seek Rehab for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the UK?

UK Addiction Facts and Figures Who exactly goes to rehab and why How many people request drug or alcohol treatment in the UK Over a quarter of a million adults in the UK sought treatment for alcohol or drug addiction. This is largely the same as in 2018/9. Approximately half were offered some sort of […]

Muslim Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab

If you’re a Muslim, you will know that drugs and alcohol are Haram (forbidden) and this can lead to a huge sense of stigma and shame surrounding addiction. If you are Muslim and struggling with dependency or addiction issues, or know someone who is, we know how difficult it can be to admit there is […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alcohol Rehab Near Middlesbrough

Alcohol rehab is a specialised addiction centre that specialises in the treatment of alcoholism. Those who are struggling to stay sober and believe that their drinking habits are out of control may seek alcohol rehab for medical detox and psychological counselling. It is critical to remember that alcoholism is a progressive disease that, if left […]

I Drink One Bottle of Wine a Day – Am I an Alcoholic? 

Does it Make Me an Alcoholic?  Drinking a daily bottle of something that brings misery to millions is never going to be a great idea, however, you try to justify it.  But, does it make you an alcoholic? Well, it may not do so immediately, but the chances are that it will eventually. And it […]

Alcohol Tags: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Alcohol-related crimes are costly to society, both emotionally and economically. So it’s understandable why the government would seek to implement interventions aimed at reducing the burden of alcohol-related crimes. The latest idea? Alcohol tags for offenders found guilty of committing alcohol-related criminal behaviour.  In this article, we take a look at the link between alcohol […]

Helping an Employee With an Alcohol or Drug Problem

Employee Alcohol Problem: Addiction in the workplace is a problem most employers will face at some point. Approaching someone about an alcohol or drug problem is daunting for any manager or colleague. However, the sooner the problem is addressed, the sooner help can be found. The following steps will make the process easier for both […]

How To Flush Alcohol from Your System

On this page we address a common myth linked with alcohol misuse and binge drinking – that drinking water can ‘flush’ alcohol from your system. If you are hoping to quickly reduce the alcohol content in your blood for a blood test you may be disappointed to learn that the most effective way to lower […]

Do Drugs Make You More Creative? Drugs, Alcohol and Creativity

Do drugs make you more creative and boost productivity? People have been arguing about this age-old question for decades. There are convincing anecdotes from both sides, including creative geniuses who cited alcohol and drugs as part of their success, as well as those who eventually ended up addicted.  For those interested in a creative life, […]