Mending Relationships with Family and Friends

Mending Relationships with Family and Friends

Mending Relationships with Family and Friends An important step that is taught in 12 Step programs is to make amends to those you have wronged when you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse, 1.2 million people are affected by drug abuse in their families. …

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Black Mamba Drug

Black Mamba Drug

Black Mamba Drug Black Mamba, also known as the zombie drug, is a man-made drug of altering chemicals that are sprayed on dried, shredded plant material to be smoked or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes. While this was originally a Class B drug in 2013 as a legal high, the …

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Celebrations and Mental Health

Celebrations and Mental Health

Celebrations and Mental Health Valentine’s day is here and the holiday comes with a grim connotation. If you are not wildly, madly in love during the month of February, you are essentially doomed to devastating loneliness. First, make a list of everything about Valentine’s day that could be triggering. Not in a relationship? Lacking in …

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Can Horror Films Relax Those with Anxiety?

How Horror Films Relax Those with Anxiety

Can Horror Films Relax Those with Anxiety? Anxiety is a disorder when you feel worry and panic that disrupts everyday activities. According to Anxiety UK, 12.8% of Britons are diagnosed more than anxiety than they were fourteen years ago. You would think that watching horror movies that evoke fear and panic would be the wrong …

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What Happens After Residential Inpatient Treatment

What Happens After Residential Inpatient Treatment

What Happens After Residential Inpatient Treatment When your time at inpatient rehabilitation ends, the beginning of a new life begins where you will have to continue working on your recovery. After 28-60 days of inpatient rehab treatment, you will be out in the “real world” with your friends and family on your journey to recovery. …

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FAQ on Problem Gambling

FAQ on Problem Gambling

FAQ on Problem Gambling Gambling is a growing problem in the UK and other areas of the EU. As gambling machines become as popular as candy machines in local shoppes, it is important to understand when a gambling habit becomes a gambling problem. Gambling addiction is a recognized mental illness for which treatment is available. …

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Mental Health and Pets

Mental Health and Pets

Mental Health and Pets Pets can provide you with a great source of comfort and unconditional love. According to the Mental Health Foundation, a survey of 600 people said that 87% of respondents felt that owning a cat gave them a positive impact on their wellbeing and 76% felt like cats helped them cope with …

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Why Relapse Happens Before the First Drink

Why Relapse Happens Before the First Drink

Why Relapse Happens Before the First Drink You might hear in recovery “relapse happens before the first drink”. Relapse happening before the first drink refers to the headspace which is created before taking the first drink. Often, those who relapse have spent considerable time on negative thoughts which told them things were good when abusing …

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Why Being Sick is Uncomfortable During Sobriety

Why Being Sick is Uncomfortable During Sobriety

Why Being Sick is Uncomfortable During Sobriety Early sobriety presents a number of challenges such as withdrawal symptoms, escaping triggers, and finding the urge not to pick up that drug or drink anymore. Another challenge that can come during sobriety is getting sick. It is important to continue taking care of yourself while you are …

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How to Find 12 Step Meetings When Traveling

How to Find 12 Step Meetings When Traveling

How to Find 12 Step Meetings When Traveling While addiction recovery should be your primary focus, you are still allowed to live your life and have sober fun. Having a vacation when you are in early recovery does not give you an excuse to be on vacation from your recovery. There are many ways you …

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