How To Help Addicts Stay Safe During This Unprecedented Heatwave And Our Top Hot Weather Life Hacks!

Most of us welcome some warm, sunny weather, it can be nice to enjoy the sunshine and science even provides us with evidence that it can improve our mood, energy levels, motivation to make and maintain change, as well as improving our physical bodily functions as well as our general mental well-being.

However, when it’s too hot for too long, there are serious possible health risks that we need to keep in mind. In England alone, there are on average 2000 heat related deaths every single year, and that’s not even taking into consideration the current unprecedented level 3 heatwave we’re all experiencing!

Keep reading to find out how you can stay safe in this weather, how it can negatively impact those with active substance addictions (both drugs and alcohol) and those in recovery, what to watch out for, how you can help yourself and others, and finally but by no means least, our top tips and heatwave heat hacks to keep you cool and comfortable.

Heroin Overdose Deaths Often Happen Shortly After Leaving Hospital According To New Cutting Edge Research

Drug-related deaths are four times more likely to occur in the days after hospital discharge than at any other time among users of opioids such as heroin according to research led by University College London, Public Health England and King’s College London.

Our Award Winning Professionals

One of our therapists has won a contribution award for his dedication to his clients and the therapies he offers to addicts, the homeless and those sleeping rough.

He would like to say a big thanks to everyone who nominated and voted for him. You can find out more information about our professional addiction therapies and recovery services in this brief article.

Addiction Around The World

Today’s fact finding post! These statistics are shocking, considering all of the latest technology, medicinal discoveries, human attitudes, improvements in attitudes towards mental health and improvements in neighbourly relations following on from the COVID outbreak, people with substance use disorders (addictions) still face much persecution, judgement, shame, isolation. But it doesn’t have to be this way, find out how you can do your bit in this fact finding article!…

DnD Courses, Workshops And Masterclasses Coming In Jan 2022

This course is currently being designed by industry experts, recovering addicts, addiction campaigners, leading academic researchers and biological scientists to provide a “one stop shop” course to move you from your current situation, no matter whether you are at rock bottom or living an average life in recovery that you would like to improve on, there’s something for everyone.

10 Steps to Take if an Alcoholic or Addict Refuses Treatment

They don’t believe that they’re sick. They don’t believe that anything’s wrong. It takes a big wake up call to get through the addiction, and to the person that we all know is still inside, screaming to be let out. If Your Loved One Refusing Treatment: 10. Admit It to Yourself If you’re in denial,Continue reading “10 Steps to Take if an Alcoholic or Addict Refuses Treatment”

Body Maps Reveal The Range Of Sensations And Feelings Experienced During Hallucinations New Study Suggests

New research published in the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest looks at how we may look at the sensations and feelings we experience during hallucinations and how it is more of a 3D concept rather than a flat, descriptive experience.

This latest study may help to improve our understanding and knowledge of psychedelic substances, and how they may be incorporated into new therapies that will benefit patients in the future.

Getting Butterflies? Feeling Like Those Flutters Taking Off? Use The Butterfly Hug Technique!

We all experience times when things just get too much, and these can be really scary, especially when you aren’t expecting them. However, having a technique that you can use to rapidly help can be a real comfort, especially when mentally it seems like nothing and no one can help in those scary moments in time.

Make sure that you learn this simple, adaptable and versatile coping strategy to add to your recovery toolbox. It’s one easy technique, but one that can pack a punch alone or in conjunction with other coping strategies!

The Was And Has Beens

younger members of family to make the most of every opportunity, say yes without fear, and grasp every opportunity to grow, develop and enjoy the time you have before tomorrow finally arrives and it’s too late!

Try our little exercise to help you put your life and situation into perspective, and find out the 5 questions you should be asking yourself when it comes to accessing help from drug and alcohol services today!

Top Medications People Intentionally Overdose On In Select Study Between 2008 And 2013

Intentional drug overdose is the most common method of self-harm. As mental health conditions are very common in self-harm patients, the medication used to treat these disorders can become the means for the act of self-harm.

Find out what a study shows are the most used medicines for self harm and what can be done to overcome this issue.