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Dry January 2020: Tips & Benefits for the Sober Curious

Dry January 2020: Tips & Benefits for the Sober Curious

What if we told you… Not drinking in January has health benefits for the rest of the year? Yes, it’s true! Granted, for some of us, avoiding alcohol on January 1st is easy since we are recovering from the previous night’s celebratory toasts… but if you continue that trend for another 30 days, you can see physiological and psychological benefits into February and beyond. On average those that participate in Dry January go on to drink less frequently and in smaller quantities throughout the course of the year.  Yes, a month of temperance really can help your health for the…

Cryptocurrency – what are Reddit forums saying?

What are People Saying about Crypto Addiction on Reddit By Rupert Wolfe Murray, external editor at Castle Craig Hospital When I started researching into cryptocurrency addiction I came across many discussion forums that take place on Reddit, a vast website. I wanted to make contact with people who traded in cryptocurrencies and were willing to discuss the risk of addiction, so I set up an account on Reddit and posted the following text: “I work for a rehab clinic and we’re interested in people who may be addicted to cryptocurrencies (compulsively watching the price online). Would you share your view…

Cryptocurrency FAQ’s

Facts about Addiction to Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple & Litecoin Compulsive betting on cryptocurrency markets such as Bitcoin is a fast-growing, worldwide problem. This web page provides & describes the cryptocurrency terms needed to discuss the problem with someone who may be addicted. If you think you might be addicted to the trading of cryptocurrencies, or you have a loved one you’re worried about, you can get in touch with us for a confidential discussion. What is a cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that are not backed up by a government authority like the Bank of England. They…

Behavioural Addictions

Castle Craig is a world-renowned residential rehabilitation clinic that treats alcoholism, addiction to illicit drugs and prescription drugs and other behavioural addictions such as gambling, porn and gaming addiction.  Our highly sought out treatment programme also incorporates the treatment of associated mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, sex addiction. This is known as ‘dual diagnosis.’ “Addiction” in general terms refers to a state in which an individual experiences decreased control with regards to their desire for a certain stimulus, and/or increased feeling of routine desire for that stimulus. And while alcohol and drugs are often…

Xanax (Alprazolam) Addiction

What is Xanax? Alprazolam is a prescription benzodiazepine sedative. Alprazolam is the active ingredient in Xanax, the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. As part of the benzodiazepine family of drugs, Xanax is one of the most highly addictive prescription drugs on the market and can lead to addiction if used long-term. It is extremely dangerous when combined with alcohol or drugs and can even lead to death. Xanax is sold on the street under different names: Xannies/Zannies, Handlebars, Blue footballs, Benzos. What is Alprazolam (Xanax) Prescribed For? Xanax is a powerful benzodiazepine. As such it produces…