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Addiction Advisor .co.uk provide free medical information, research articles and news on drug and alcohol addictions to help inform professionals. Below are a selection of news articles, academic research papers and information articles relating to drugs.

News Article : UK buying more legal and illegal drugs online

Tackling the issue of drug use has never been more problematic.  In the distant past drugs were not an issue, as many of them were not considered illegal.  However once the dangers become more widely known we began classifying ...

Article published on 30/04/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Online drug purchase increase

The Global Drug Survey 2014 is the most in depth survey ever conducted. It questioned around 80,000 drugs users from 43 different countries including the United States, the U.K, Australia, Germany and France. It took place between Novemb ...

Article published on 15/04/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : NICE suggests more help for steroid users

According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, needle and syringe programmes should help the large number of image and performance enhancing drug users to ensure they have sterile equipment to use in a bid to reduce ...

Article published on 10/04/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Finding help for prescription drug addiction

Helping someone find help for a prescription drug addiction can often be a difficult task, and one of the biggest issue you may face is the reluctance of the individual to seek help.  Often many people believe that because the drugs ...

Article published on 09/04/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Cocaine, pleasure principle explored in new rat study

It's a basic of principle of almost every creature on earth that when they find something they enjoy, they will continue doing it, and this basic principle explains almost all of our behaviour as humans, including why addiction takes suc ...

Article published on 09/04/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Cocaine use in USA halves

When it comes to drugs and addiction, it rarely seems that there is any positive news to report, with most stories highlighting how drugs are destroying t ...

Article published on 02/04/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Am I addicted to prescription drugs

There are times when it can be hard to tell whether an addiction has developed, and prescription drugs are a prime example.  The trouble with the medications is that in ...

Article published on 02/04/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : 16 new drugs approved as plans to introduce new drug driving limits edge closer

The government has introduced 16 different drugs, which will consist of 8 general prescribed drugs as well as 8 illicit drugs. They will be introduced into new regulations as of autumn 2014.   Drivers are therefore abl ...

Article published on 28/03/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : How to help a drug addict

It's not easy to accept that a loved one may be suffering from an addiction and it's certainly not easy seeing the changes it may bring about in them; mood changes, criminal behaviour or risk taking, are fairly common in those who misuse ...

Article published on 11/03/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addiction recovery

The term recovery can sometimes be a bit vague and may bring different ideas to different peoples' minds.  For many the idea of recovery is based on physical ailments, such as a broken leg, where someone may indeed make 'a full reco ...

Article published on 11/03/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Philip Seymour Hoffman had hard core drug addiction

Suffering from an addiction can be a horrendous journey no matter what your current situation or background.  However the reality is that the situation of an individual can make a difference in the likelihood of an individual using ...

Article published on 03/03/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Relapsing into drug addiction Philip Seymour Hoffman

Drug addiction rarely captivates such a wide audience as when it claims the life of someone we know and admire; as was demonstrated on recently by the tragic loss of well known and highly respected actor Phil ...

Article published on 14/02/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : How long does a drug detox take

In the fight against drug addiction, one of the first battles that must be won is the battle through a detoxification.  For many of us, t ...

Article published on 05/02/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Im addicted to cannabis

Many people consider addiction to cannabis to be a drug that people 'don't get addicted to', and therefore safe to use.  However this is cert ...

Article published on 05/02/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Fame and addiction

With the death of well-known actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman as a result of drug abuse, the question of whether celebrities are more prone to becoming addicts is raised yet again. The 46 year-old star was discovered in his apartment after ...

Article published on 04/02/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : How do I know if I'm addicted to cocaine

As with almost everything in life how people respond to cocaine use is likely to be different for each person, for some people ...

Article published on 27/01/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Counselling help with drug addiction

There are still huge debates about the best way to treat a drug addiction, with many postulating that the main thing an individual needs to recover is to focus on the physical aspects of addiction, meaning that drug detox is often top of ...

Article published on 08/01/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Prescription drugs

The issue of prescription drug abuse has come to the centre stage in recent years, with increasing numbers of people turning to prescription drugs as an al ...

Article published on 08/01/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Matt Perry and drug courts

When it comes to drug legislation, many of the laws that are introduced are developed by people who often only have a limited amount of real insight into how drugs affect and individual and those around them.  It is thus refreshing ...

Article published on 06/01/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Legal highs review

The issue of 'legal highs' has become a serious bone of contention for the police and government, because it seems that no matter what steps the government and police take to try and stop their production and sales, and protect vulnerabl ...

Article published on 06/01/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Dangers of ketamine addiction

Ketamine is an extremely powerful drug, and while it does have legitimate uses in the veterinary world as an anesthetic, in the recr ...

Article published on 06/01/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Choosing to rehab from drugs

Choosing to rehab from drugs is rarely an easy choice.  As with anything else that's not good for us, but brings us pleasure, such as eating too much or spending too much money, the thought of having to go without that thing can rai ...

Article published on 16/12/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Can you really be addicted to the internet

‘Addiction’ is a term that is becoming steadily more embedded in our everyday vocabulary. And ...

Article published on 16/12/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Finding local drug treatment help

Accessing local drug services can seem overwhelming to individuals when they first start.  In our modern age, often an individual's first step will be to investigate their options on the internet, and try and find what services may ...

Article published on 25/11/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Are video games addictive

There have been some rumblings recently in the research field of addiction looking at whether video games can be addict ...

Article published on 25/11/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Lady Gaga admits to cannabis addiction

Many people who use cannabis do so with the mistaken idea that it's not that dangerous and it' ...

Article published on 25/11/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Reflex of addiction

We all have habits that we'd rather we didn't, whether it's biting your nails, or snacking too much, there are always things we would like to change.  But often we choose not to tackle our habits, either because they don't cause us ...

Article published on 22/11/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Heroin to be prescribed to help save lives

Heroin addiction has a powerful hold over those who suffer from it.  For many people, the first time they try heroin is the beginning of their downfall, and although it is well known to be dangerous, many people continue to try the ...

Article published on 22/11/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drugs in sport Addiction Advisor

It often seems that drug use is particularly rife in occupations where people are under the spotlight and are under a great deal of pressure to perform well and present themselves as perfect.  Jobs in the acting, music and sports in ...

Article published on 22/11/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug abuse in lorry drivers

Drug and alcohol abuse can occur in all walks of life, and there is likely no form of occupation whereby addiction hasn't had an impact.  There are of course jobs where alcohol and drug use and abuse seems to be more common, with hi ...

Article published on 22/11/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Prison to get rehab unit

Those who enter prison for drug offenses often go down one of two routes; either they enter into a viscous cycle whereby their incarceration encourages them to use drugs even more and they end up back in prison time and time again, or al ...

Article published on 01/11/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug abuse in sport

Many individuals have a fairly rigid pre-defined idea about what type of people use drugs; many assume it is those down on their luck, maybe people from a less well off background with a relatively poor education.  But while this ma ...

Article published on 01/11/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New drug laws in North Rift

Drugs are a serious problem worldwide, and the negative effects most drugs can have are almost universal, it negatively impacts individual well-being, as well as national finances, and a countries ability to ...

Article published on 24/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Methadone use continues to rise

For those suffering from a heroin abuse problem, access to the substitute methadone, can be a life line in dark times; it can provide a safer alternative to heroin, allowing them the chance to slowly and safe ...

Article published on 24/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Cannabis treatment

Many people view cannabis as one of the least dangerous drugs on the market, and those who misuse it often assume that because it doesn't have a high classification, it must be safe to use. Unfortunately in m ...

Article published on 24/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addiction and bi-polar

Those who suffer from mental health difficulties are unfortunately significantly more likely to suffer from substance misuse disorders as well, and while neither is an ideal condition to have on it's own, whe ...

Article published on 24/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Tobacco regulations

When we think of addictive drugs, many of us immediately begin to think about the hard core street drugs such as heroin or cocaine.  Some of us may think about alcohol and the risks that drug carries, but often we forget that even t ...

Article published on 17/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Prescription meds dangerous

Any form of substance can be dangerous if taken in the wrong form or dose, and even things we rely on to make us feel better can pose a risk to our health.  Prescription medications are a prime example of this, and the fact that man ...

Article published on 17/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Celebs son in rehab

Addiction is a hugely complicated illness and has many different components to it; there is often a genetic element and there is also an environmental influence, and although an individual may seem destined to either suffer from addictio ...

Article published on 17/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Divorce linked to substance abuse

Getting divorced is rarely an enjoyable experience, and even when a marriage has broken down completely, the idea of separating permanently from the person you once loved can have a serious impact on one's mental and physical well being. ...

Article published on 07/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Meth the least of UK's worries

The television series, Breaking Bad, which centres on the production of methamphetamine, has really brought the issue of meth production, distibution and use to the forefront of many people's minds, and has created some concerns that the ...

Article published on 07/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : One dose of dangerous ecstasy can kill

Most of us are aware that drugs are dangerous for you, and we have all probably heard horror stories about people taking drugs dosed with other chemicals which have led to instant fatalities.  But yet it seems that despite these war ...

Article published on 07/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : War on drugs failing

Despite the provisions available for those suffering from addiction, and the warnings and advice available to everybody around the risks of drug use and what people can do to prevent and address it, it appears that many officials remain ...

Article published on 07/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Porn addictions

When thinking about addiction, it is probably fair to say that the first thing that springs to mind, is probably drugs, followed by alcohol, and this is often because, not only are they the most common, but they are also to most well pub ...

Article published on 03/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Celebrities in rehabilitation

The culture we live in today has changed greatly from that of the past, and one of the biggest changes that has occurred is our view of celebrities, and how no matter what they do, they can virtually do no wrong.  In the past, even ...

Article published on 03/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : More education needed

For those who have never suffered from an addiction before, it can be hard to understand how it can impact one's life.  It can cause ruin in every aspect of a person's life, from their health to their relationships, to their career. ...

Article published on 03/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Interactive approach to drug abuse awareness

Finding new ways to spread the message about the dangers of drug abuse is extremely hard, as it often seems that no matter how you approach it, the message never gets across, especially when it comes to young people who are curious, unde ...

Article published on 23/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Concussion linked to substance abuse

Many of us are aware of the potential risks of substance abuse on our cognitive abilities.  There have been many studies that show that abusing any form of drug could lead to a degree of brain damage.  However a new research st ...

Article published on 23/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addictions to replace addictions

Many people consider drug addictions to be more serious that alcoholism, and while this may be true in some respects, when all of the information is considered, the truth is that no matter what substance an individual is using, they are ...

Article published on 23/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Britains drug debate

Drugs remain a hugely controversial issue in British politics, and it seems that no matter what approaches the government takes it can never make the right decision, and the battle still ranges on, although often under the radar.  H ...

Article published on 02/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Anti-Drug campaigns need to change

It is often assumed that people who use and abuse drugs do so because they are unaware of the dangers of doing so.  This would seem to be the only logical reason for putting their lives at risk, however recent reports suggest that t ...

Article published on 02/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drugs at work

We may not want to admit it, but as a nation there are thousands of people who use drugs recreationally, and while a large percentage of these individuals may find themselves on the fringe of society, there are many others who are curren ...

Article published on 02/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New club drug clinic

Often the well-known drugs, such as heroin and cocaine are the ones that grab all the media attention and also receive the most funding to offer treatments for people addicted to these drugs.  This is primarily because these drugs a ...

Article published on 02/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Painkillers a gateway for heroin abuse

Heroin is rarely someone's first drug, often people transition on to heroin after using a variety of other drugs first, some people may begin by using cannabis and then progress to more risky substances over a fairly gradual time, wherea ...

Article published on 02/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Private clinics offer additional support to addicts

Getting help for an addiction disorder is often much more complex than it should be, for those who are seeking help via public services, this issue can often become even more tricky due to the limited resources on offer. Public a ...

Article published on 02/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Better addiction treatment in prison than community

Addictions can make people do things they wouldn't normally do, and this power that drugs have over a person are often one of the biggest reasons that so many addicts find themselves facing a jail sentence at some point in their lives.&n ...

Article published on 02/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Doctors baffled by increased drug use

Addiction is a slippery thing, despite the huge amounts of effort that is put in by doctors, researchers and other scientists, there is still so much that we don't know about how it works, and one of the biggest questions that we despera ...

Article published on 02/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : ADHD medication open to abuse

The developments that have been made in recent years have improved our lives in a million different ways.  One of the most important ways in which new technology and knowledge have improved our lives is the huge amounts of progress ...

Article published on 20/08/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New project to help with addiction

There are many different difficulties associated with an addiction, and whilst health is the most obvious, when people fall prey to the disease it often destroys almost all areas of their life.  For some people if they come to recog ...

Article published on 20/08/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addressing delinquent behaviour may reduce alcoholism

Preventing alcohol abuse in young individuals requires a variety if different tactics; one of the first steps that is often taken is trying to educate them about the risks of alcohol use and abuse, and whilst this may be effective in som ...

Article published on 20/08/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Rehab community

For those seeking an addiction rehab centre, it can often be difficult to find a suitable facility, and in many cases one of the biggest issues is finding somewhere that an individual who may be in serious financial trouble, can afford.& ...

Article published on 20/08/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Children using prescribed drugs to improve performance

For many children there often seems to be an excessive amount of pressure placed on them to do well; it may come from parents, peers, teachers even themselves and sometimes this pressure can have an extremely negative impact on their wel ...

Article published on 08/08/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Prescription drug controls

Prescription drug abuse is fast becoming one of the most significant addiction problems in many countries, and with their wide availability and relatively low-cost it's hardly surprising.  Trying to address this issue is becoming on ...

Article published on 08/08/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New rehab centre to address growing addiction rates

Addressing addiction is an extremely difficult thing to do, and while there are many people who would not even consider seeking help for alcohol or drug abuse, there are equally many people who are desperate for help, and once engaged in ...

Article published on 08/08/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Marijuana is a dangerous drug

It seems to be a never ending debate, one that is fought fiercely on either sides; is marijuana dangerous? And should it be legal?  For those who desire the drug to be legalized they view it as harmless and an enjoyable past-time, b ...

Article published on 08/08/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Legal highs outnumber illegal drugs

As a race humans are very resourceful; if we need or want something we will find a way to get it.  Often this fact is one to be proud of; it has brought us innumerable modern conveniences, and developed our understanding of the worl ...

Article published on 08/08/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Jail preferred over treatments

When an individual gets arrested for drug related crimes in many cases they now have the choice between treatment or jail, and while many of us would think treatment the preferable option, a recent report suggests that in the US at least ...

Article published on 08/08/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug driving laws to toughen up

New laws are to be introduced which will increased the police's power to address cases of thoe suspected to be driving under the influence of drugs (BBC News, 2013).  Eight of the most commonly used illicit drugs will be included in ...

Article published on 17/07/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Sexual abuse and drug use

Sometimes there are events in our lives that are almost too traumatic to bear, and when something like this happens it can feel like the world is conspiring against you and there is no point going on.  In many cases where this has h ...

Article published on 17/07/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Suicide after using un-prescribed alcoholism medication

When facing a difficult situation people sometimes go to extremes in order to cope, often putting themselves at risk in the process; this may include taking drugs or drinking or engaging in risky behaviours.  However even when we ha ...

Article published on 17/07/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Tough laws on drug driving

We all know that drunk driving is illegal and risky; it can lead to minor bumps to full blown fatal crashes.  However there is now a new focus being placed on the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs, and new laws are bei ...

Article published on 17/07/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Warnings over tainted ecstasy

Ecstasy, like many drugs, has always had a reputation for being high risk; due to it's effect on the body many people have died from taking the drug, and many more have seriously compromised their health and often it is only by sheer luc ...

Article published on 08/07/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Low level dealers given a break

Tackling drug use is an extremely complex task, one which has to be tackled on many different levels.  It is of course vital to offer support to those suffering from drug addiction, to help them overcome their drug use and ensure th ...

Article published on 08/07/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Khat to be banned

Often when we think of drugs, we may consider the more high profile and well know varieties, such as heroin, cocaine or cannabis.  But even though these are some of the more widely used drugs on the market, it is important to rememb ...

Article published on 08/07/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Fines for rehab refusal

Recent changes in Russia are hoped to have a positive impact on drug related problems in the country, with changes such as school drug testing, fines for rehab refusal and compulsory rehab in the pipeline ((RASPI, 2013).  The change ...

Article published on 08/07/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Uganda campaign to stop drug use

Drug use in many African countries is a serious problem, but it is only relatively recently that steps have been taken to address the issue.  As will almost all nations drugs have been part of the culture for decades, and although e ...

Article published on 24/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Rehab not jail

For those who have never suffered from a drug addiction it is easy to make comments about what the fate of addiction sufferers should be, and for many people they strongly believe that jail is the answer, because people are breaking the ...

Article published on 24/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Old initiatives may still be helpful

Change is a big part of life, and often people assume that change means progress and this will have a positive impact on our lives.  However there are cases where changes are not always necessary or where old strategies are replaced ...

Article published on 24/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Free rehab to drug users

Addiction has such a bad reputation that many people are extremely reluctant to seek help for their problem, whether they want to or not.  For some people they may not be ready to get help or may not see the point, however for other ...

Article published on 24/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Rehab centre for ex-offenders

Addiction is unfortunately a common precursor to criminal behaviour.  Whether a person starts dealing drugs, robbing people or turns to prostitution, it is not uncommon for people suffering from addiction to be willing to do almost ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New technology to help rehabilitation

Addiction is a hugely complicated condition to treat, there are so many different issues in play, that in order for an individual to really overcome their desire for drugs, they have to work exceptionally hard to make changes in the way ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : More young people abusing medications

The use of prescription medication is a common part of our culture.  We turn to medications for almost every ailment, from a headache to heart disease, and whilst the benefits of these medications can't be denied, and for those who ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Multiple drug use is common

Treating addiction to a certain drug is a hard task, but treating addiction to multiple drugs is even more difficult.  Many people may assume that individuals who suffer from addiction find one drug that they 'enjoy' and only use th ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Downview Prison report drugs readily available

For people who misuse drugs, the unfortunate truth is that they are likely to be caught sooner or later and many will eventually find themselves facing a prison sentence as a result.  Sometimes this may be due to their drug use itse ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Liberal Democrat minister on drugs fact finding mission

Drugs are a serious problem in many different cultures, and while some areas of the world are suffering with serious drug problems that seem impossible to tackle, other countries have implemented methods that have had a positive impact o ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Legal high drugs Charity sands Cymru warns of problems

People who are addicted and want to continue to abuse drugs will often go to any means to do so, often turning to crime or extremely risky actions in order to fulfill their need for a drug.  However while this fact is scary enough, ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New drug driving law

Many of us are female with the campaign 'don't drink and drive', and whilst some people choose to ignore the warnings, most people are familiar with the dangers.  But although the focus is often placed on alcohol use and driving, th ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drugs are rife in all female prison

Being in prison can become a routine thing for some people; it seems that no matter how many times they find themselves in jail, they are unable to change their path for the better.  Often those of us who have never experienced pris ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New approaches to drug problems

It is probably fair to say that many of us have found ourselves with a problem that was difficult to solve.  Unfortunately when problems crop up it is not uncommon for us to become blindsided and struggle to find an effective soluti ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Crackdown on prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in our society; report suggest that medications are being given out more freely than ever as we have come to believe that a medication can treat all of our ailments no matter what they are.&nb ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addiction is not something we can control

Addiction is not something we can control, and any individual who opts to use a substance that is potentially addictive is essentially making a decision that may lead to them being dependent on that substance beyond their control.  ...

Article published on 08/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Learn to cope without drugs by rehab therapy

Stressful events affect people in a variety of different ways, some people try to take a positive approach to coping with such events, others try to deny their existence, and some people turn to destructive behaviours in an attempt to es ...

Article published on 08/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addressing the issue of drug addiction is extremely complex

Addressing the issue of drug addiction is extremely complex, mostly because so is the disease itself.  There are a huge number of factors implicated in the use of drugs, including emotional, psychological, social, economic, and phys ...

Article published on 08/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug abuse moves from gradual to rapid over time

For those who abuse drugs it may begin as a gradual process, but after a time the changes appear to come more rapidly, leading people to be entirely dependent on drugs both physically and psychologically.  For those who choose to ac ...

Article published on 08/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Getting help for drug abuse in the UK can be difficult

For many of us, although we may not always want to, we are fortunate to have access to healthcare when we need it.  But for others even getting help for simple ailments can be extremely difficult.  In the UK we are fortunate in ...

Article published on 08/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The Open Minds facility information available online

Knowing what to expect when you enter a rehabilitation facility can be difficult, especially if it is your first admission or you are receiving help at a new facility.  But before entering into any rehab program it is important for ...

Article published on 08/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The lure of drugs is arguably a strange one

The lure of drugs is arguably a strange one, it seems that many people consider only the 'pleasurable' outcomes of taking drugs, and often ignore the negative consequences that can occur as a result.  It is a personal choice when an ...

Article published on 08/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : How the physical need for the drug takes over

Our lives are made up of millions of decisions, some are relatively unimportant (what to wear today), whilst some can have a huge impact on an individual's well-being and the path of their life (e.g. whether to marry). When it co ...

Article published on 08/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The risk of drug addiction in young people is relatively high

The risk of drug addiction in young people is relatively high, there are various emotional and psychological issues that influence them to try drugs, and the influences of their friends can also be an important trigger.  But while n ...

Article published on 01/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug abuse can affect almost every aspect of an individuals well-being

Drug abuse can affect almost every aspect of an individuals well-being, it can affect their health, their confidence, self esteem, judgement and relationships, along with many other areas of their life.  Sometimes the outcomes are e ...

Article published on 01/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The complex relationships between genetics and the consequences of drug use

We can never know how we will react to something when we try it for the first time.  This applies to all areas of life, for example you may find yourself allergic to certain foods, you may not enjoy a new activity, or you may find y ...

Article published on 01/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Trying to help people to avoid drugs is the best strategy

People have always found ways to alter their mind, many people engage in safe practices such as meditation to change the way their minds work, but many others use less safe techniques, and often these involve chemicals that can have a ve ...

Article published on 01/02/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Rehab therapy can mean many different things

Rehab therapy can mean many different things, and those who enroll on a rehabilitation programme will likely experience many different ways to tackle their drug addictions.  I ...

Article published on 25/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Making the conscious choice to get help

In order for an individual to seek help for a drug addiction, often there are two things that need to happen first; they need to admit they have a problem with drugs, and they need to make the conscious choice to get help.  Without ...

Article published on 25/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The risks associated with drug use vary depending on the drug used

The risks associated with drug use vary depending on the drug you use; one of the biggest risks with cannabis is brain damage, for ecstasy one risk is cardiac arrest, and with cocaine risks include st ...

Article published on 25/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Being aware of what contributes to drug addiction

Before one can develop an effective drug rehabilitation treatment program, it is first important to be aware of what contributes to drug addiction, and thus what needs to be attended to and altered to he ...

Article published on 25/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Admitting to having a problem is first step before detox

When it comes to drug abuse treatments, there are often certain stages that an individual has to progress through in order to maximise their chances of success in the long term.  Admitting to having a problem is the first and most i ...

Article published on 25/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Celebrity rehab has had a positive effect in encouraging others

Drug rehab has had a lot of press in recent years, it often seems that you can barely read a newspaper without seeing a story about a celebrity who has checked themselves into rehab for drugs or alcohol, and in many cases these reports h ...

Article published on 15/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Despite rigorous testing addiction can be a side effect

Sometimes new medications are brought onto the market, and despite rigorous testing there may be side effects that are not revealed until they are released for general sale, and this can be dangerous for those who are taking the medicati ...

Article published on 15/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addiction to prescribed drugs is more difficult to tackle

For those who enter rehab drug addiction can mean many different things, for some it may be addiction to alcohol, others it may be street drugs such a cocaine, and there are many others who suffer from addiction to pres ...

Article published on 15/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Support following completion of a programme at a rehab clinic

Even when an individual completes a programme at a rehab clinic, they may still require support for their addiction, and this may come in the form of therapy, group meetings, or even continued ...

Article published on 15/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Prison and drug addiction

One of the least pleasant but unfortunately common consequences of drug addiction is the possibility of a prison sentence.  Whether it's for possession of drugs, taking them or even crimes spurred on by drug use (e.g. stealing to pa ...

Article published on 15/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Synthetic drug bath salts warning delivered by Navy

 Trying to make people understand the effects of illegal drugs on their minds and bodies can be hard to do, and while campaigns have been used to warn people about the risks, they often have relatively little impact or are ignored. ...

Article published on 15/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Why therapy and counselling is so important in addiction rehab

For most of us there are times when we need to talk about what is bothering us and hopefully get it off our chests in order to either find a solution or simply move on.  Without being able to talk about what is causing us stress, it ...

Article published on 15/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Changing treatment options at detox centers

Often when you think of a residential drug detox center, you associate it with the abuse of drugs such as heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine.  But as new drugs are being developed, both medical an ...

Article published on 11/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The link between cannabis and mental illness

Drug use can negatively impact many areas of an individual's life, and while they all have implications for their well being, one of the most devastating effects it can have is on their health, both physical and mental.  Man ...

Article published on 11/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The serious risks of highly addictive methamphetamine

Drug addiction can have serious implications for an individual's health and well-being.   Drug addiction is easy to fall prey to, but it is significantly harder to escape from, and it is for this reason that s ...

Article published on 11/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Understanding the pain killing effects of cannabis

Addiction can occur for a variety of reasons, and often it is a complex mix of various influences that lead an individual to become dependent on drugs to cope.  In some circumstances however, addiction can be attributed to behaviour ...

Article published on 11/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Accidents caused by drugs or alcohol

There are many accidents in life that can be avoided, and for many people they could be saved pain and suffering by simply taking some basic steps to secure their safety.  However in many cases people choose not to take these steps, ...

Article published on 04/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The risks of using steroid drugs

The use of substances to boost performance is nothing new, but while some people use herbal and natural products to improve their body's natural ability, others turn to more risky substances, and these can have a serious effect on an ind ...

Article published on 04/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Genetics and addiction

Genetics plays a vital role in who we are; it affects how we feel and behave, and how we react to stimuli, and it is a mixture of our genetics and our environment that really molds who we are.  Sometimes genetics can have a negative ...

Article published on 04/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Special events including Christmas can be risk of relapse

For anyone who has undergone or is currently undergoing treatment for an addictive disorder, they are most likely aware that stress can be a very strong trigger for potential relapse, and although they may have been taught various strate ...

Article published on 28/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Marijuana use potentially acts as a gateway for further drug use

When we are young, we often engage in activities that we regret when older; in many cases this results in bad memories of our youth, but in some cases it can have serious implications for our health and well-being.  Drug use is one ...

Article published on 28/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : OCD link with drug and alcohol misuse

There are certain mental health conditions that appear to be strongly correlated with substance use disorder; specifically research has found that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and impulsivity tend to be common in individuals who ...

Article published on 28/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Understanding the transition from voluntary to involuntary drug use

When people first use drugs often it is a voluntary action, and although they may be motivated by stress or peer pressure, in the early stages at least, they have the physical ability to stop.  However as an individual continues to ...

Article published on 28/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Variety in quality of illegal drugs can have serious health implications

The dangers associated with drug use are certainly cause for concern, and these are only the dangers that we are actually aware of.  For any individual it is impossible to say how they will react to a certain drug, and even if they ...

Article published on 19/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Individuals who binge eat may later turn to drug use

The reasons why people choose to abuse drugs often vary from person to person, and while it is never an advisable course of action, to some it may feel that it's their only course, or at least the only one that will help them cope.  ...

Article published on 19/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Abuse at any age can influence choice to turn to drugs

Substance abuse is often related to negative experiences at some point during life.  Suffering from abuse as a child is often found to be one of the biggest risk factors, however researchers have found that abuse at any age can infl ...

Article published on 19/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The danger with these synthetic drug mixes

 Most of us are aware of the risks around drugs, and even the drugs which are thought to be 'less dangerous' carry risks that people should be aware of.  However in some cases the original forms of these drugs, whilst dangerous ...

Article published on 19/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Numbers seeking help for benzodiazepine and narcotic painkiller addiction hits all time high

People choose to access addiction rehab for a variety of reasons, and many people may suffer from addiction to several substances, and this can make the process a little more complex, but seeking help is the ...

Article published on 19/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Research shows people with mental health disorders are more likely to abuse drugs

There are certain things that can make us feel better when we are feeling under strain or low in mood, and for most these little 'pick me ups' are essential in order for us to function effectively and overcome any obstacles that may affe ...

Article published on 19/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Parental involvement may be a key factor in teen drug use

We all know that effective parenting is important in order to raise well adjusted and happy children, but in these difficult financial times, it often seems that parents are not able to spend as much time with their children as in the pa ...

Article published on 13/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New trials of twin drugs to treat cocaine addiction

Cocaine addiction is well known to be very difficult to break, and individuals who suffer from this form of addiction can suffer very unpleasant and dangerous consequences as a result.  Unfortuna ...

Article published on 13/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : University students turn to drugs to perform better in exams

There are a variety of reasons why a person may choose to use drugs, it could be peer pressure, curiosity, escape, or to try and deal with stress.  But recent reports suggest that in some cases, certain drugs are being used to try a ...

Article published on 13/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Hearing real life accounts of how drug use has destroyed lives

There are many people who choose to misuse drugs because they don't fully understand the consequences of their actions.  Despite campaigns to educate people about the risks of drug use, many individuals still do not appreciate the n ...

Article published on 05/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Affecting the initial physiological response to a drug can prevent addiction occurring

There is still some debate about the nature of addiction, regarding whether it is a choice or a disease of the brain.  It must be admitted that there is often some element of choice, at least initially, however as an addiction takes ...

Article published on 05/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : People who want to hide their drug use will go to extreme lengths

It is an unfortunate truth that people who want to hide their drug use will go to extreme lengths to do so.  Finding ways to cheat on drug screening is not uncommon, and this can mean that people who may require help for a drug addi ...

Article published on 05/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Growing numbers of club drug use

One of the most frustrating things about drug use is that there are so many varieties to choose from and this wide range of choice can make accurate reporting on drug use very difficult.  Trying to get accurate numbers about who is ...

Article published on 05/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Finding new treatments to offer at a rehab center

Trying to reduce the rewarding effects of drugs is one of the most important aspects of treatment for drug addiction.  Without this reward effect, individuals begin to feel very little pleasure from taking drugs and thus can begin t ...

Article published on 05/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Many young people are now driving whilst under the influence of cannabis

There are many people who have been requested to seek help for their drinking as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol, however recent reports suggest that in some areas, it is not drinking that is the concern. The r ...

Article published on 05/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Developing psychosis as a result of drug abuse

Developing psychosis as a result of drug abuse can be one of the most mentally damaging and long lasting effects of drug use.  Many people who abuse drugs, such as cannabis, widely underestimate the risks they place themselves in, a ...

Article published on 29/11/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Increase in use of steroid performance drugs

There are many reasons that people take drugs, and sometimes the drug they choose to take can tell us much about the reasons for it.  Cannabis is often seen as the 'fun' drug, with the least risks associated with it (although this i ...

Article published on 29/11/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The challenge of helping young people once addicted

Trying to prevent young people from using illegal drugs is a tough job, the pressure from peers, and the glamourization of drugs in the media and by celebrities, only help to encourage young people to make poor choices when it comes to d ...

Article published on 29/11/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Underestimating the destruction addiction can bring

When people succumb to the disease of addiction, they rarely do it in an attempt to actively destroy their lives, but more commonly in an attempt to escape from them.  Unfortunately, addiction is a very destructive force, and people ...

Article published on 29/11/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Research suggests cannabis use increases the chance of psychotic symptoms

Drug addiction is often associated with a strong psychological dependency, as well as physical withdrawal symptoms. Often the first step in treating a drug addiction is undergoing a drug addiction treatment detox. This ...

Article published on 16/11/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug users not warned about drug induced psychosis

For those who may have entered into residential drug rehab, addiction will probably have blighted their life for some time.  It can have a far reaching range of unpleasant effects, it ...

Article published on 31/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Relapse is one of the biggest fears for most recovering addiction sufferers

Relapse is one of the biggest fears for most recovering addiction sufferers, and although while in rehabilitation clinics they are often taught techniques to help them prepare for, and prevent ...

Article published on 31/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Processes involved in diabetes may also be implicated in addiction

The human body is a very complex organism, and we are only slowly coming to understand how all the different areas of the body work and how they relate to one another to lead to health and illness.  The brain is even more complicate ...

Article published on 31/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Motherhood may offer protection against certain drug addictions.

Motherhood can change a woman's life in countless ways, in many cases it provides, joy, contentment, love, and a fair amount of stress.  But it seems that in addition to these aspects, motherhood may also be able to offer protection ...

Article published on 31/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Many residential drug rehabilitation centers are able to offer healthcare advice

Often when we get ill we simply go to the doctors and they offer us a diagnosis and a solution to 'fix' us.  However in some cases there are illnesses that doctors find difficult to diagnose, and sometimes individuals are reluctant ...

Article published on 31/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : How to prevent further young people from suffering from drug dependency

 There are growing numbers of young people who are having to check into private rehabilitation clinics as a result of drug addiction.  Addiction is becoming an increasingly worrying ...

Article published on 24/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Further reports about the increase of prescription drug abuse

There have been numerous reports in the recent past about the increase of prescription drug abuse (BBC News, 2011).  Efforts have been increased in the US and UK to address this problem, and reports suggest there have been improveme ...

Article published on 18/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : How genetics play a role in susceptibility for drug addiction

The brain is a wonderfully complex machine, it controls the way we think, behave and feel.  It can be our best friend or our worst enemy.  For people who are fortunate to have a brain that is chemically balanced and produces po ...

Article published on 18/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Abusing illicit substances has a huge impact on an individuals life

Abusing illicit substances can have a huge impact on an individual's life.  Initially it may seem that the pleasures of a drug outweigh the negative side effects, but often as people become more entrenched in their drug use, this sw ...

Article published on 18/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : US doctors wary of prescribing any opioid painkillers,

Due to recent concerns about people misusing certain prescription drugs, attempts have been made to clamp down on the prescribing of these medications.  Doctors are now being encouraged to be more strict with their prescriptions and ...

Article published on 09/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Prescription painkiller abuse is a very real problem

Prescription painkiller abuse is a very real problem in our society.  Drugs that numb pain are often derived from opiates, and similar in their addictive tendencies to heroin and morphine, thus making them very high risk drugs. &nbs ...

Article published on 09/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Finding out a detailed history of an individual pre treatment

Personal characteristics such as impulsivity and compulsiveness have long had associations with addictive disorders.  Those who are more impulsive tend to drink more heavily, and are more likely to try and become addicted to drugs, ...

Article published on 09/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The need for housing is paramount for individuals who undergo rehab

Drug addiction can lead to some very serious consequences; it could lead to physical health problems, it could lead to loss of employment, and it can affect relationships with others.  For some they are able to maintain a relatively ...

Article published on 09/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Potential for early diagnosis and treatment of drug related illnesses whilst in rehab

Beating a drug addiction can be a huge trial for those involved, but for some it is a necessary precaution to prevent any health complications, or possibly to allow an individual to receive treatment for a health condition.  ...

Article published on 04/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Choosing the right rehab clinic

There are many differences between individuals who take take drugs and those who do not, and there are also huge differences between those who use drugs, some who use drugs are eager and even desperate to overcome their addiction, while ...

Article published on 04/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Issues with food and eating can be side effects to various drug addictions

There are a range of side effects associated with various drug addictions; some are physical, some are mental, some are involuntary and some are by choice, but largely they are usually negative in their effect.  Poor eating habits a ...

Article published on 04/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Understand what triggers stress to help overcome addiction

Stress affects many, if not most, of us.  It can come in a variety of forms, from missing the bus to having an argument with a spouse, to losing someone we care for.  But for most of us stress is an everyday event, and while we ...

Article published on 04/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Concern for how new style drugs are marketed

It is an unfortunate truth that the drugs industry is a huge business, there are many people involved at all levels that keep the wheels turning of this unpleasant business, and due to the fact that for many people it is a business, huge ...

Article published on 27/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Its still possible to abuse prescription drugs

In the past suffering from an addiction to prescription drugs was a relatively easy trap to fall into.  Often doctors were unaware of the extent to which prescription drug addiction was a problem, and as such continued to prescribe ...

Article published on 27/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Individuals with ADHD and drug addiction may need specialised support

Many of us have probably been in a situation where we found ourselves extremely hyperactive or over-excited, and while it may have been fun for a short period, eventually it can become exhausting, and it can even make us do things we may ...

Article published on 21/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Suicide is a common escape from drugs

For some people life can feel extremely overwhelming, and it can be difficult for them to cope with setbacks.  We all cope differently, but for those of us who are able to cope in an appropriate manner when faced with trials in our ...

Article published on 21/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Marijuana use can drastically increase chances of contracting testicular cancer

There are always discoveries being made about the negative effects of drug use, with even the more 'casual' drug users putting their health at risk.  But for many people the health risks seem like they are issues that will arise in ...

Article published on 21/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Breaking the cycle of escape

Drug use has long been linked with other mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.  Individuals who misuse illicit drugs can find themselves very low in mood, very nervous about everyday tasks, and very unmotivated to eng ...

Article published on 21/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : HIV threat can provide wake up call to attend addiction rehab

There are many complications that can arise from using illicit drugs.  It could come in the form of problems with family, altercations with the justice system, or even serious health conditions.  Many of these issues can be rec ...

Article published on 21/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : How to teach children that drug use is wrong

Teaching children about the dangers of drug use is not an easy task, young people often feel that adults are being judgmental, 'out of touch' and hypocritical, especially when it comes to marijuana use.  However even marijuana has i ...

Article published on 14/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Chosing to misuse drugs whilst young

Many individuals who chose to misuse drugs do so whilst they are young.  Youth is typically a time for experimentation and rebellion, and this can lead some individuals to trial illicit drugs.  While some young people try such ...

Article published on 14/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Withdrawal symptoms make drug addictions extremely hard to overcome

Trying to beat a drug addiction can be a long haul process, and while all drug addictions have their complications, making them difficult to overcome, there are certain drugs that have a greater physical impact on the body, making it act ...

Article published on 14/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Long term abstinence significantly reduces risk of mortality

Sometimes drug addiction can be viewed as a massive burden on society, and this can be the reason behind government initiatives to tackle the 'war on drugs'.  Undoubtedly drug addiction does have a big cost on society, individuals s ...

Article published on 14/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Beating an addiction is certainly not an easy thing to do

When it comes to drug addiction, many of us bury our heads under the sand.  Until it affects us directly many people are quick to ignore the issue, or even view those who suffer with a critical and judgmental eye.  Although for ...

Article published on 07/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Understanding how effective addiction treatments are

Understanding how effective addiction treatments are is an essential part in maximising their success rates.  But in order to understand how useful they are, it is first necessary to have the suitable data to look at and analyse.&nb ...

Article published on 07/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Recovery focused care improves addiction treatment

When people succumb to a drug addiction it can leave them feeling helpless and desperate.  Often people continue to use drugs because they feel unable or unwilling to address their addiction, or they may feel that no one can help th ...

Article published on 07/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug Centers to support prescription drug abuse

The news that prescription drug use has increased in recent years is relatively well know, the fact that increasing numbers of individuals are abusing prescription painkillers is less well understood.  But although alerting people t ...

Article published on 29/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : No detox program for sleeping pill addiction

Our lives have changed great deal over the years, through scientific discoveries we have found new ways to use natural resources to help improve and extend our daily lives.  But there has also been a dramatic increase in dependency ...

Article published on 29/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Helping children of addicts with video games

Coping with addiction in the family is never pleasant, in some cases it is managed very well, and the support network helps all involved to cope in a very difficult situation.  Unfortunately, the more common scenario is that individ ...

Article published on 29/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addiction sufferer is not entirely to blame

Drug addiction is a serious problem, not only for the individual suffering from the disorder, but also for society as a whole.  Drugs often lead to crime, individuals suffering from addiction utilise valuable healthcare resources, a ...

Article published on 23/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Abstract thinking can help develop our self control

Beating a drug addiction requires many things; it may require medications to help make the process safer, support from others to help the process, and it often requires a lot of thinking.  This thinking may be done in order to try a ...

Article published on 23/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Self belief is hugely important in drug rehab

When an individual develops a dependency on drugs, the idea of one day living without them can seem alien and near impossible.  Drugs take such a tight hold of an individual's brain and body, many people feel helpless to resist, and ...

Article published on 23/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Detox programme preferable before addressing addiction

Many of us have experienced cravings for a certain food, some f us may have gone on a diet where we denied ourselves a certain food, and a few days later that is all we can think about, and suddenly we find ourselves gorging on said food ...

Article published on 23/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Evaluating the number of rehabilitation center places needed

Most of us are aware that drug use is taking place in our society.  But unless we have experienced it first hand, either as a someone who misused drugs, or as loved one of a drug misuser, it can be difficult to really understand the ...

Article published on 16/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : No drug should be considered safe

There is often much confusion about the risks of marijuana.  There are those who state that the risks are relatively few, while other studies have identified sever cognitive impairments and behavioural difficulties as a result of ma ...

Article published on 16/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Young individuals exhibiting deviant behaviour more likely to access rehab clinics

There are many issues that can arise that may increase an individual's risk of succumbing to drug addiction.  Some of these issues are beyond our control, while some are more as a result of circumstances and can be reduced with appr ...

Article published on 16/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : All issues need addressing in drug rehab

The side effects of different drugs are wide and varied, and an individual's health will almost always be be affected by the drug use.  Sometimes the effect is not a direct result of the drug use, but an unfortunate by-product.  ...

Article published on 16/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Seek rehab therapy to overcome addiction

The human body is an amazing thing, it has many properties that allow humans to function at a very high level, and also recovery from attacks from the outside world.  The amazing properties of the human body have led to some incredi ...

Article published on 07/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Understanding the risks involved in taking drugs

Ecstasy is a very controversial drug, there are those who argue it it 'safe' to use if only used on occasions, while others argue that it is unsafe to use no matter what.  The debate continues to rage on, and there is much conflicti ...

Article published on 07/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New discoveries in the fight against cocaine addiction

Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs around, and the negative effects it can have on an individuals health and mental state are well documented.  There have been many developments in how to help individuals with a cocaine addi ...

Article published on 07/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Reduce impulsivity to help addiction sufferers

There has been much research that shows how individuals who behave impulsively, tend to be more likely to suffer from addiction.  It has been shown that individuals who show higher levels of impulsivity tend to make poorer decisions ...

Article published on 07/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Rehab therapy to help depression

There are many of us who, at this time, are feeling the pinch of the recession.  For a large number of people, things seem like a constant struggle as people work hard to earn money and yet still seem to have none.  But althoug ...

Article published on 31/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Many surprised about what rehab may entail

When people sign up to a drug treatment program, they often have preconceived ideas about what it will involve.  For some, these beliefs may be validated by their experiences, but for many people they will learn that their ideas abo ...

Article published on 31/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Advanced testing method detects new drug

One of the biggest difficulties in trying to protect people from drug abuse is that the drugs industry can change at the drop of a hat.  Although there has been a crack down on well known illicit drugs such as heroin and cocaine, dr ...

Article published on 31/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Smoking marijuana during pregnancy doubles risk of premature birth

For some people the prospect of accessing a detox rehab program is less than appealing.  It may be due to fear or because they like their lives at the moment, but whatever the reason, people will ...

Article published on 31/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Combating drug cravings to beat drug addiction

Combating drug cravings can be one of the hardest tasks when it comes to beating addiction.  Not only do cravings arise as a result of cues, such as a place you used to take drugs, but they are also a physical problem as well, as ma ...

Article published on 27/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Can natural resistance be utilised in addiction treatments

It may surprise people to hear that initially when it encounters a new drug, the brain is often highly resistant to it.  The brain plays a huge role in the development of addiction disorders, and drugs can drastically alter the mole ...

Article published on 27/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Understanding how the brain works in relation to addiction is vital

There is a great deal about our, bodies and brains that we as lay people do not understand, and that scientists are only just beginning to.  Scientists are only now beginning to appreciate how our natural instincts may play a role i ...

Article published on 27/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Harvey House reopened with NHS support

Drug addiction can affect almost anybody at any time and anywhere.  Although there are certain factors and situations that may increase the likelihood, the fact remains that if an individual chooses to try a drug, they drastically i ...

Article published on 27/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : US mothers experience with drug addicted daughter

When an individuals suffers from a drug addiction, it is often not only the individual in question that suffers, but also those around them, who feel helpless and hopeless at their inability to do anything to help. Initially drug ...

Article published on 27/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Progression to hard drugs not as quick as assumed

For many people, the progression onto 'hard drugs' is not as quick as we assume.  Admittedly there are individuals who choose to try a class A drug straight away and become addicted to these types of substances very quickly.  H ...

Article published on 27/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : TTP holistic treatment

In some rehab centres they consider detox and rehab as two very separate processes, and while they may likely include a very small amount of emotional support and activities, some treatment facilities take the view that detox should occu ...

Article published on 10/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Some individuals more likely to seek new experiences

The use of recreational drugs is often associated with poor decision making and novelty seeking behaviour, and it seems that often those who are impulsive and are interested in trying new things do tend to be more likely to try drugs and ...

Article published on 10/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Factors contributing to misuse of drugs

The factors that contribute to an individual succumbing to a drug addiction are numerous, and although the main ones are biological factors, and social environment, it cannot be denied that there are other factors that can have a large i ...

Article published on 10/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Removing criminals from drug addiction

 The dangers that are associated with drug use are wide and varied.  It does not end with the physical dangers to health, there are also risks that come as a result of trying to get hold of the drugs or trying to pay for them.& ...

Article published on 05/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Regular drug rehab treatment reviews required

In order to offer the best service to individuals, one of the most important things that can be done is to constantly review that service.  This is the cases in almost every sector, from retail to restaurants and from police service ...

Article published on 05/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The dangers of new synthetic drugs

Despite the warnings we hear about well known drugs, such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin, some of the most dangerous drugs that people can get their hands on are actually the ones we know very little about.  Some people are turning ...

Article published on 05/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug addiction starting younger

It appears that drug abuse is beginning younger and younger these days.  In some cases the influences of parents who abuse drugs or mothers who abused drugs during pregnancy can have a huge impact on the likelihood of adolescents al ...

Article published on 05/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug addiction and children

One of the most distressing situations when it comes to drug addiction is when it also affects the life of children.  Addiction during pregnancy and while caring for children can be very difficult and turn make what should be a beau ...

Article published on 27/06/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Alternative therapy may be suitable

When people choose to undergo a drug detox, at present the only option available in many facilities is the use of medications to help handle the withdrawal symptoms ...

Article published on 21/06/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Cognitive behavioural therapy

For some people, after years of substance misuse, their brains become altered quite drastically, and although this often occurs on a biological level, there is also a great deal of psychological changes that arise as a results of drug ad ...

Article published on 08/06/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Following the overcoming of the main obstacles to recovery

Recovering from a drug addiction can take a long time, and even those who feel they have done so 'successfully', i.e. they have been able to sustain long term abstinence, can still suffer side effects and negative effects of their past d ...

Article published on 08/06/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addiction to cannabis can be overlooked

 For some people use of cannabis is only a temporary state of affairs, for others it is a starting point towards more damaging behaviours, including the use of more 'hard-core' drugs like heroin or c ...

Article published on 08/06/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drugs taken to escape reality

The reasons behind an individuals choosing to misuse drugs can often be an important factor in drug addiction programs, and is often one of the major issues to be addressed in treatment.  For som ...

Article published on 08/06/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Treating more than symptoms of the disease

When individuals are encouraged to seek detox or rehab services for a drug addiction, one of the most crucial aspects is to get support from the most appropriate people.  Res ...

Article published on 08/06/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Violent behaviour associated with drug use

There are certain behaviours that we often associate with drug addiction, and the majority of them are not positive.  Violent and disruptive behaviour are some of the most negative actions associated ...

Article published on 31/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Computer based interventions

Many people who are suffering from a drug addiction may in fact be eager to seek help for their problems, or their friends and family may be interested in what they can do to help their loved one, but may ...

Article published on 31/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Early intervention encourages individuals to seek help with their addiction

In order to provide successful drug rehab to individuals, there needs to be sufficient numbers of trained individuals who are able to provide suitable services.  In the past, offering advice, suppor ...

Article published on 31/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Treating more than the physical addiction

Treating drug addiction is often far more complex than simply treating the physical addiction.  There are a number of issues associated with addiction, both prior to and following an individuals drug use.  When people enter int ...

Article published on 22/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug addiction support in prison

Due to the illegal nature of most street drugs, it is an unfortunate truth that many drug users eventually find themselves serving a prison sentence at some point in their lives.  Although this experience is often highly unpleasant, ...

Article published on 22/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The physical effects of long term cocaine use

There are a number of negative effects of drug use, and these can affect many aspects of people's lives.  However, some of the most devastating effects are the physical ones that drugs can have, which include damage to the body, and ...

Article published on 22/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Continued rise in number of legal highs

Trying to encourage individuals to stop misusing drugs is an extremely difficult challenge, and although the government is trying to make it as difficult as possible to access drugs, in an attempt to protect people, those who are determi ...

Article published on 22/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Younger people abuse prescription drugs

Trying to protect teenagers and young individuals from drug addiction is a difficult task.  As a parent or carer it is hard to get the balance right between concern and discipline, as when you get it ...

Article published on 22/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The direct negative impact of marijuana use

Those who seek treatment for addiction to drugs such as heroin and cocaine, which are often considered to 'heavy hitters' in the drug community, have often gone thro ...

Article published on 17/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Alarming rise in addiction to prescription medication

It is an unfortunate truth that increasing numbers of individuals are needing to access a drug center due to dependency on prescription drugs instead of illicit substances.  As with other forms of ...

Article published on 17/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Reducing criminal activity after drug detox programs

The positive effects of entering into and completing a drug treatment program can be incredible.  It can positively affect how people so in their relationships, their careers and even their health.  But one of the most positive ...

Article published on 17/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The benefits of entering treatment

Often people who decide to access treatment at an addiction center have reached a point in their lives where the negative effects of their substance misuse have gotten so bad they are desperat ...

Article published on 17/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Rehab may not be the only treatment required

Rehabs in UK and worldwide are having to deal with new issues than they have before, and are having to offer treatment for new drugs and substances that have developed in society.  Although it can be dif ...

Article published on 10/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Handling individuals who misuse drugs

Deciding how to handle individuals who misuse drugs is a difficult decision.  On the one hand their actions are illegal and should be punished, but on the other they are suffering from a disease and need help to get better.  ...

Article published on 10/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Antidote for cocaine overdose on horizon

One of the most dangerous aspect of any drug addiction is the possibility of an overdose.  Often individuals take their drug use a step too far and will either end up in the hospital, or will not wake up at all.  Overdose is co ...

Article published on 10/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Learn how to handle temptation during rehab

One of the essential skills that people learn during rehab is to learn to handle temptations and develop their will power when faced with drug cues.  However, this is often not as easy as it seems as the ...

Article published on 02/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Individuals can become addicted to pain medications

Addiction can arise as a result of many different circumstances or events, and often people who suffer drug addiction come from negative experiences in their past.  However, in some cases people become addicted to drugs, really thro ...

Article published on 02/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Constant source of new drugs fuels addiction

One of the biggest potential problems with addiction is that there are always new and different drugs becoming available for people to try, and may possibly become addicted to.  In some ways, well known drugs such as cocaine and her ...

Article published on 02/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Intelligent children more likely to suffer drug addiction in later life

When it comes to drug addiction, people are always on the look out for possible reasons for a person choosing to use drugs, and are always trying to find links between personality traits, behaviours and later drug addict ...

Article published on 02/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Laws can influence individuals decision to enter detox

In the fight against drug addiction, one of the strongest weapons the government has in it's arsenal is the law.  New drugs are constantly springing up all over the country, and the most effective step the government can take is to ...

Article published on 02/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Reward criminals for doing well when giving up drugs

Those who enter the criminal justice system due to drug misuse often end up with a permanent black mark against their name which can impair their lives in many ways post release.  Due to this effect, after being released from jail, ...

Article published on 26/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Radical treatment for treating addiction tested

Drug addiction treatments have evolved a great deal over the years, and there have been some fairly radical treatments suggested and trialled.  One of these 'radical' treatments that has been suggested is the use of hallucinogenic d ...

Article published on 26/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New drug aims to reduce withdrawal cravings

One of the most difficult issues to deal with if you suffer from addiction can be the craving that goes with it.  Even if people are able to remove themselves from potentially dangerous environments that will arouse drug related cue ...

Article published on 19/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Seek help for depression whilst being treated for drug addiction

In many cases rehab therapy is necessary for people to address all of the issues associated with their drug addiction.  However in some instances it is more important than oth ...

Article published on 19/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The drug high outweighs the negative effects

One reason why drug addiction is so prevalent in our society and why people continue to use drugs despite the well known negative effects, is the high they receive as a result.  On some level we can all understand how that can be ap ...

Article published on 19/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The reasons behind drug addiction

There are numerous different reasons why people become addicted to drugs or alcohol.  It may be in part due to social issues, environmental factors, brain chemistry or even as some studies suggest, sue to gender differences. ...

Article published on 19/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Men and women differ in reaction to drug use

Men and women differ in a huge variety of ways; they have different emotional reactions, brain structure and personalities.  However, only recently has it been discovered that men and women also differ in their reactions to drugs us ...

Article published on 12/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Breaking the cycle of drug addiction

One of the most frustrating aspects of drug addiction is that it is a vicious circle that can seem impossible to break.  Unfortunately both physiological and social influences can make it very difficult for an individual to overcome ...

Article published on 12/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Personality changes caused by drug addiction

Drug addiction have have a variety of effects on an individual.  It can cause ill effects on a person's health and social activities, and it can also have quite drastic effects on a person's personality.  Those close to someone ...

Article published on 12/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Research into cocaine addiction

 Trying to develop new treatment options for addiction is a never ending endeavour.  However, whereas there have been a relatively large amount of drug treatment options for alcoholism and even heroin addiction, those who are s ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The benefits of therapy whilst in rehab

Rehab therapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing or family therapy can be one of the most important components of a successful rehab program.&n ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Research into dealing with stress post treatment

One of the most common worried that people have when they enter into rehab is what will happen when they leave.  When you enter into a rehab program there are many safeguards in order to protect their re ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Avoid transfer of addiction when detoxing

There has been some recent discussion about the dangers associated with how we classify and treat addictions.  Although it is now becoming recognised that addiction is a disease of the brain, some are concerned about how this affect ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Mexxy a new street drug in the UK

One of the most frustrating things about the war on drugs is that it is never ending.  No matter what provisions the government puts in place to help protect people from the danger of drugs, it never appears to be enough.  In m ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New research into cocaine addiction

We often hear about the devastation of heroin addiction, and the research and provisions available to treat it.  However, despite the high prevalence of cocaine addiction in some areas of the UK, it receives relatively little intere ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Different treatment programs for alcohol and drug addictions

The is a lot of investigation into different treatment programs for drug and alcohol addictions, and a rehab center may offer a variety of different options to help an individual recover from ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Teenagers more vulnerable to effects of cocaine

Those who start using drugs from an early age often find themselves addicted very easily, and new research looking at teenage cocaine use and the teenage brain may have identified part of the reason for this.  An investigati ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Social networking sites more addictive than alcohol and tobacco

There has been a lot of investigation recently into the role of social networking sites such as twitter and facebook and their influence on teen behaviours, and their influence may influence the way rehab, UK ...

Article published on 27/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Individuals turn to low cost drugs following alcohol price hikes

One of the problems facing society at present, and one factor in the high number of people needing to attend rehab, is the low price of alcohol and drugs.  However, whereas efforts can and are being made ...

Article published on 27/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : US Social Media site for recovering addicts

Even people who are able to admit they are suffering from addiction will not find it easy to admit themselves into a rehab clinic.  There is a lot of trepidation about the process, and it ...

Article published on 27/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Awareness of cannabis use dangers required

Partly due to the long term debate about the possible legalization of cannabis, people are under the impression that it is not a dangerous drug.  Many people who use cannabis do so in the belief that it is comparatively no more dang ...

Article published on 27/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Trauma must be addressed to treat addiction

Substance abuse can arise as a result of many different issues, but one of the most distressing issues that are commonly correlated with substance misuse is that of severe early trauma.  In far too many cases, individuals who report ...

Article published on 12/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Prescription drug misuse on the rise

Prescription drug misuse is on the rise (BBC News, 2011; AOL, 2011).  After being used initially for their intended purpose, many people are now regularly using painkillers or tranquilizers simply because they can’t not.  ...

Article published on 12/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Dutch heroin addicts using Scottish rehab clinc

A large number of Dutch heroin addicts have been reported to be using a rehab clinic in Scotland, as Scottish authorities are reluctant to pay for local residents to use to service.  Inst ...

Article published on 12/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Transition to adulthood responsible for drug and alcohol addiction

Addiction can affect people from all backgrounds and social situations, and worryingly it also affects people of all ages.  Research is most common into adult addictive behaviours, however this does not mean that addiction does not ...

Article published on 12/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addiction to sedatives or tranquilizers

One of the most unfortunate circumstances of drug addiction is when people become addicted to a substance that was intended to aid their health.  Many people are suffering from addiction to prescription painkillers, and reports are ...

Article published on 12/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Use memory training to reduce instant gratification desire

Drug and alcohol addiction has been a social problem for many years, and although research has been fairly continuous in it’s attempts to break the vicious cycle of addiction, it has thus far had relatively little impact.  How ...

Article published on 12/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Rehabilitation clinics can save lives

Rehabilitation clinics can quite literally be a life saving service in some cases.  Although people often do not wish to know that there is a rehabilitation centre in their local area, it cannot b ...

Article published on 05/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug use in the news

Drug use and rehab are big news in the UK, with reports continuously being generated about government plans to tackle the problem of drug abuse.  However, it seems that no matter what plans the government can work out, individuals w ...

Article published on 05/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Personal preference plays a part in choosing recovery method

People vary in many different ways, from what they wear, do, who they see, and what they enjoy.  It thus stands to reason that people will react differently to drug use and have different preferences fro drug misuse treatment.  ...

Article published on 05/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Treatment options continue to widen

As research continues to investigate issues around drug addiction and develop new treatment initiatives, it is natural that rehab programs will follow suit and adapt their treatment options to try and maximise the chances of successful r ...

Article published on 05/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Treatment evolving to meet changing addiction causes

In our modern world people are seeking rehab for a variety of disorders, aside from drug and alcohol addictions people can seek help for gambling addiction, sex addiction, internet and even gaming addiction (Sky News, 2011). ...

Article published on 05/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Overcoming negative social influences to stop drug addiction

One of the problems that many addiction sufferers face is that even if they desperately desire to stop misusing drugs, often the negative social influences and detrimental environmental factors remain the same.  In far too many case ...

Article published on 05/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The hidden dangers of prescription drug addiction

When people think about drug addiction they will often conjure up images of heroin users or those who use cocaine.  However, there are other drug addictions that in some ways are more dangerous, that of prescription drug addiction.& ...

Article published on 05/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Voluntary admission to clinics more likely perform better

People who enter voluntarily into rehabilitation clinics tend to perform better than those who are forced to attend through the criminal justice system or for other reasons, and it is this level of engagement that can make the difference ...

Article published on 22/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Rehab can provide empowerment and inspiration

People seek out rehab for a variety of reasons, it may be because their drug or alcohol misuse has impacted their health, job of family life, or it may be forced upon them as a result of criminal justice intervention.  In ...

Article published on 22/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Treatment options for those suffering from addiction

Most people are aware that illicit drug use is a fairly common occurrence in society.  The media often plays a part in sensationalizing drug use and it's negative connotations.  However it seems that the far less entertaining s ...

Article published on 22/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Involve individuals in treatment planning for higher satisfaction

Entering into drugs rehabilitation treatment provides individuals with the tools to help them break free from the grip of substance misuse, and the most effective types of drug rehabilitation involve a t ...

Article published on 22/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Help for teenagers with drug addiction problems

It is an unfortunate truth that drug use is rife amongst the adolescent population.  But despite the fact that we are aware of this group of drug users, there are relatively few facilities available to them to help them stop their d ...

Article published on 22/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Options available to recover from addiction

Detox treatment can be one of the most important stages on the road to recovery for people who misuse alcohol or drugs.  But it is a difficult experience and the fear can put people off.  ...

Article published on 22/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The differing views of addiction treatment

Despite the positive impact that a detox center can have on an individuals life, there is still a great deal of trepidation about these centres and people still associate them with dangerous individuals who cannot be trusted.  But i ...

Article published on 22/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Individuals must detox before treatment

Many people may assume that they would recognise an individual exhibiting detox symptoms, as drug abuse and the negative aspects correlated with it, including detox, are flaunted in the media, either ...

Article published on 22/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Research points to addiction being a disease

When we think about drug abuse, we rarely consider it as a disease.  However, more and more research is being produced that states that addiction is a disease (Chandler, Fletcher, & Volkow, 2009), and that if we are able to discover ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The link between crime and addiction

People have always assumed a link between addiction and crime.  It is relatively understandable why people jump to this conclusion, in the case of illicit drugs, the mere action is in fact a crime.  However it is not just illeg ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The changing nature of addiction

Addiction can be a progressive illness; it can change in line with our culture and social situations.  People are beginning to experience addictions in new ways and are becoming addicted to new things as ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Difficulty in accessing rehab on the NHS

Recent news shows that a television company in the US is trading treatment opportunities for the chance to document addicts at their weakest moment (ABC News, 2008).  The success of this endeavor could be a sign that in many cases a ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Pregnant women struggle to find suitable detox facilities

When we consider those suffering from addiction, we may often think of disheveled individuals who will do anything in order to obtain their next 'fix', and we may feel sorry for that individual or anger towards them and how they are hurt ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Support needed for individuals seeking rehab treatment

We are often told that prevention is better than a cure, and this is certainly true in the case of addiction.  But while health services run campaigns that desperately try to impact on people the negative effects drugs have on your ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New detox centre opens in Cornwall but many still have to travel

With the rise in new drugs becoming increasingly available, and the persistence of more mainstream drugs being accessible, it is quickly becoming apparent that provisions need to be available for people who are dependent on these drugs, ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Substance Abuse can be treated

It is difficult to imagine a world without substance misuse.  It seems to be around us wherever we turn, it can impact our lives directly where we lose people we care about because of it; or we can be subject to abuse by someone who ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Anticipation of detox steps can be daunting

Those who are suffering with an addiction can find it extremely difficult to take the steps necessary to halt their dependence on drugs or alcohol.  As is often mentioned, the first step is admitting you have a problem, and while th ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Group attendance aids abstinence

Aftercare is a vital part of any treatment programme, and should be engaged with immediately following discharge from rehab. The following research investigates the impact that fellowship meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Na ...

Article published on 25/01/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Factors which have an effect on addiction treatment

Drug treatment is usually a challenging but necessary step for those who suffer from addiction. Addiction is unique to each person, and effective drugs rehab treatment will aim to address the specific needs of the individual. A n ...

Article published on 25/01/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Prone to relapse once addicted

Addiction is typically viewed as an illness prone to relapse and the need for re-engagement with a detox program. Therefore, it is important to establish relapse triggers so that individuals may maintain their abstinence in the long-term ...

Article published on 25/01/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Changes in recreational drug use

The trends in drug use have varied over recent years, and can be reflective of a number of things including culture, cost and accessibility of different types of drugs. The DrugScope Street Drug Trends Survey (2009) found that more peopl ...

Article published on 25/01/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Types of heroin addiction treatment available

There are many different types of treatment available for heroin addiction, ranging from residential rehab centers UK to community based detox maintenance programmes. During treatment there ar ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The impact of heroin addiction

The impact of a heroin addiction both on the individual’s health and lifestyle, including social issues around criminal activities have led to a range of treatment options being explored. Alongside residential treatment at ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The risk of injecting drugs

As well as being highly addictive and damaging to social and financial facets of life, injecting drugs also poses the very serious threat of acquired diseases. Hepatitis B and HIV pose some of the greatest risks to intravenous drug users ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Increasing detoxification access for heroin users

In order to increase detoxification access for heroin users, and minimise frequent relapse typical to heroin dependent users, it is important to consult and recognise the views of those attempting to access a heroin detox. Resear ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Benefits and disadvantages of community based programmes

Recent policy changes have begun to try to incorporate approaches that are more person-centred and individualised (Best et al., 2010). With more emphasis on the recovery approach being made in community settings concerns have been raised ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : addiction clinics

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne viral infection that is common among injecting drug users. In Ireland, as in other developed countries, injecting drug use accounts for most Hepatitis C infections, with prevalence rates of 62%-81%. Therefore ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction The number of patients admitted to hospital suffering from alcohol addiction has topped one million for the first time, according to figures from the NHS i ...

Article published on 04/08/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Alcohol Problems

Alcohol Problems In 2008, UK statistics revealed that nearly three quarters of the men and over a half of the women interviewed had drunk at least one alcoholic beverage over the previous week. Of these, 11% of m ...

Article published on 04/08/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Alcoholism and the NHS

Alcoholism and the NHS A recent article in Drink and Drug News details the cost that alcohol abuse is having upon NHS. The charity, Alcohol Concern, have detailed in ...

Article published on 04/08/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug Treatment Centres

Drug Treatment Centres According to the National Treatment Agency (NTA) for Substance Misuse, approximately 3.8 million people throughout England and Wales use at least one illegal substance each year. Further, c ...

Article published on 04/08/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : How to help a drug addict

How to help a drug addict One of the main issues relating to drug dependence is the possibility of relapse. Alongside the therapeutic and psychological programmes addressing this risk within treatment for drug de ...

Article published on 04/08/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Info in Cannabis

Info in Cannabis The risks of smoking cannabis are becoming more highlighted with ever increasing build up of evidence from studies that investigate the associated risks of cannabis usage. Despite this, common mi ...

Article published on 04/08/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Private Alcohol Rehab London

Private Alcohol Rehab London An article in the London Evening Standard has described how London's only women-only treatment centre aimed ...

Article published on 04/08/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol Addiction Treatment In December 2010, the Home Office released its new Drug Strategy outlining the government's approach to tackling drugs and addressing alcohol dependence: Drug Strategy 2010: Reducing d ...

Article published on 14/07/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Rehabilitation Does it work

Rehabilitation – Does it work? According to Addiction Today, the National Treatment Agency (NTA) for substance misuse has been pessimistic about the success rates of rehabilitation. Studies have indicated t ...

Article published on 14/07/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug Rehab Centres

DRUG REHAB CENTRES Generally there is a distinct lack of research into drug rehabilitation centres in the UK and it is assumed that this is because there is a lack of research interest and funding in this area. That said, the res ...

Article published on 14/07/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug treatment centers are they effective

Drug treatment centers- are they effective? Abstaining from mind altering substances is one of the many aims of individuals entering drug treatment centres. This goal requires not just the absence of the drug of choice that the s ...

Article published on 14/07/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Region of the brain activated during drugs relapse

Region of the brain activated during drugs relapse US scientists have identified an area ...

Article published on 18/03/2011 by Addiction Advisor



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