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Only around 2% of people in active addiction treatment will get access to residential rehabilitation services. In some areas that figure will be even less. Over the last decade there has been a definite policy of restricting access to residential rehab by the health and social services in the United Kingdom. In cases where residential rehab is
Only around 2% of people in active addiction treatment will get access to residential rehabilitation services. In some areas that figure will be even less. Over the last decade there has been a definite policy of restricting access to residential rehab by the health and social services in the United Kingdom. In cases where residential rehab is
Last winter in the UK, a young man was found dead in a bloodsoaked hotel bathroom. The inquest determined that he had died by his own hand. It emerged that, in a confused state, he had tried to alert staff where he was accommodated to his fears that he was unwell, but seems to have been disregarded
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, texting, checking the weather — everyone seems to be on their smartphone these days. But are there any mobile apps for those in drug or alcohol recovery? Whether it’s for alcohol or drug addiction, or behavioural addictions like shopping, a host of mobile apps have been specially designed to support people in recovery. Here
To find out how one person’s addiction can impact the life of those living with them, I spoke to Rose. She is now 30 and lived with a cannabis addict. Until today, Rose’s ex-boyfriend didn’t get treatment. Read below what she told me about addiction and how their relationship was affected by it: The Secrecy I came
We all say sorry on many occasions every week, and that important word can roll easily off our tongues. It’s when we realise how terribly wrong we were that saying “sorry” becomes truly painful. Most of the pain comes from facing up to your past mistakes, which is particularly difficult for people in recovery. Fashion designer and
A new study by Castle Craig Hospital and Christo Research Systems has shown highly impressive outcomes for patients admitted to the renowned residential rehabilitation clinic in Scotland. The research supports the effectiveness of Castle Craig’s model of treatment for drug and alcohol addictions. The study was commissioned by Castle Craig Netherlands B.V., and focuses on all patients