How Cold Weather Affects Our Alcohol Consumption

How Cold Weather Affects Our Alcohol Consumption | Alcohol Rehab Treatment

  Dr Peter McCann    The news cycle often highlights the stark differences in drinking cultures in different parts of the world. The binge drinking culture of Great Britain leading to animalistic Friday night scenes on the streets is contrasted with the Southern European practice of sipping a glass of wine while enjoying a meal …

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Review of ‘Hooked’ – The inaugural Exhibition

Review of ‘Hooked’ – the Inaugural Exhibition

HOOKED – “We live in a highly addicted society. In a choice environment encompassing everything from social inequality, genetic predisposition and peer pressure, everyday things transform into addictive substances and behaviours. (Science Gallery, London” – publicity material for ‘Hooked’.) Addiction Addiction is all around us, because drugs are all around us (caffeine, alcohol and nicotine …

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Dangers of Shisha Smoking – Addiction Risks are Stronger than Cigarettes


The Shisha’s exotic appeal has turned it into a popular social ritual, especially among young adults. In recent years, shisha pipes have become more and more commonplace in restaurants and cafes throughout the world, including those of Europe and the British Isles. Aside from the novelty factor, shisha pipes have also peaked people’s interest as …

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Computer Gaming – Addiction or Obsession?

Computer Gaming – Addiction or Obsession

Is spending long hours on one activity always an addiction? Many children spend long hours playing computer games. Six to ten hours per day is not uncommon.  if you’re a parent, you may be worried that computer gaming is an addiction. But is that really the case? After all, people spend long hours doing a …

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Where You Live May Affect Your Drinking Habits

Where You Live May Affect Your Drinking Habits – England Tops the List of UK’s Regular Drinkers - Castle Craig

Where You Live May Affect Your Drinking Habits – England Tops the List of UK’s Regular Drinkers Packed with a plethora of information about mainland U.K. drinking habits, the May 2018 report by the ONS (Office for National Statistics) provides plenty of insight into drinking trends around the country. Some of them may fit stereotypes, while …

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“You’re All Caught Up!” – Instagram hopes to beat addiction


“You’re All Caught Up!” – You May Now Resume Your Day: Instagram Takes a Step to Join the Humane Technology Movement The popular social media platform, Instagram, added a new feature that will (hopefully) help people use their apps in moderation. This update, along with other platforms’ similar efforts, is seen as a milestone for …

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Demi Lovato on Addiction and Recovery

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato’s New Single “Sober” is Shining the Spotlight on the Struggle of Addiction and Recovery The tabloids, news and social media always keep us on our toes, especially with celebrity gossip. Some may argue that Demi Lovato’s mysterious tweets of a soon-to-be-revealed “truth” is a ploy for attention, but the revelation behind the “truth” …

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Cross Addiction

cocaine addiction

The 12-step recovery programme is the path to a new life of sobriety. Many follow this successfully, but a significant proportion will relapse and find themselves back in the vicious cycle of addiction – shocked, sad and uncomprehending. How did this happen? One of the major reasons for relapse may be cross addiction. Addiction is …

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Cryptocurrency Trading: The Tale of the Modern-Day Casino

Cryptocurrency Trading

One of the trendiest gambling joints of the modern age is not located in Las Vegas or Macau or Monte Carlo – it can be found in most houses, offices and pockets or purses – Cryptocurrency Trading. In the 21st century, anyone can place bets on horse races, sports, or the stock market from the …

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Getting a Pay Rise may be Bad for your Health

Getting a Pay Rise may be Bad for your Health

Getting a Pay Rise may be Bad for your Health. Recently released statistics of drinking habits in the U.K. reveal several interesting trends about adult alcohol consumption and how habits have changed since 2005 among those aged 16 and over. According to the May 2018 report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), salary, age, …

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Is Social Media deliberately addictive?

The dangers of addiction to social media

Conspiracy to Confession: A Behind-the-Scenes Investigation Uncovers Social Media’s Deliberately Addictive Design In most eyes, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are seen as a positive addition to our lives. They allow us to stay in touch with friends, reconnect with old colleagues, share funny stories, pictures and videos; and keep up with the latest trends. …

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