A tolerance to a substance occurs when the body gets used to a substance (drugs, alcohol or medication) so that more of the same substance is needed to give the desired effect that was once received initially from smaller amounts.
There are several mechanisms behind tolerance, including changes in the metabolism of a drug, cellular changes or behavioural/psychological effects. Tolerance is not always negative, and people may develop a tolerance to the side effects of a drug over time as well.
We look at these issues and many others in this article. This is one not to miss if you think that you or someone else you know may have developed a tolerance to medications or substances.
The lack of local access to mental health and addiction services, ever increasing waiting lists, cost of private treatment, societal stigma and other factors contribute to the global widespread inability to get into therapy//treatment when the person needs it most.
Tele-healthcare or online therapy helps to remove some of these obstacles in order for many more able to receive the mental health care that they need and deserve. Virtual therapy sessions are enabling more and more people with addiction and mental health issues to succeed in their lives. This also includes other therapies including hypnotherapy, mindfulness, meditation and many others.
Here you can discover whether online therapy may benefit you or someone else you know, as well as when online therapy may not be the best fit for you. Check out our new article.
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Medically, addiction is known to be a “chronic and relapsing disease” according to the nationwide research and the UK’s National Health Service.
What this definition means is that one or more relapses are a highly expectant occurrence due to the nature of the disease. So, what we want to know, what percentage of addicts stay clean for the long term?
According to a study published in 2000, relapse rates for addiction in the first year after stopping are between 40 and 60%; this is similar to other comparable long term health conditions such as asthma, hypertension and type 2 diabetes. The only difference being is that us as addicts are the ones in control of our outcomes and whether we do what we need to do in order to succeed or do the bare minimum and risk becoming yet another statistic.
In this article you will find ways of managing the risks surrounding lapses/relapses to become a long term success, and avoid becoming nothing more than another proven statistic!
University of Exeter scientists compared the effects of morphine on 52 healthy people, 27 with a history of childhood abuse and neglect, 25 who reported no such experiences in childhood. This research looks at the possibility of linking childhood trauma and
increased enjoyment of morphine.
The findings in this piece of research is ground-breaking and may pave the way for other similar trials that may help to identify possible candidates who may be at risk of developing an addiction, and to reduce the likelihood of adolescents developing an addiction in later life.
It’s only 2 days until ODAAT! This article will give you a brief overview of what’s going to happen on the day, an overview of each hour throughout the day and what you may need if you want to fully take part in all of the elements of the experiment. It’s up to you how much or little you do in each stage throughout the day, depending on your needs and commitments.
New, preliminary evidence suggests that University undergrad students who drink alcohol fall into four different, colourful types, each with a particular shift in personality when under the influence of alcohol.
The findings could increase our understanding of why some students behave in harmful ways when drunk while others usually don’t.
A relapse prevention plan (RPP) features a concrete course of action, outline coping mechanisms and ideas for managing cravings and triggers in times of stress when you may end up relapsing.
The plan can be amended and added to as time goes on and needs change. The more detailed the plan is, the more likely it is to be helpful during a variety of negative situations and events, should they arise.
Find out all you need to know and more, including downloadable templates, top tips, expert advice and printable checklists!…
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has been commissioned to provide impartial and independent scientific advice on the acceptable levels of constituent cannabinoids in cannabidiol (CBD) products (in other words, other than CBD itself) marketed as consumer products.
The commission does not extend to prescribed products/medicines. The ACMD invites all sections of society to provide written evidence with regards to this commission.
Can you help? Find out how you can help, along with contact information inside this article!…
The aim of this ultimate guide is to provide you with all of the best and latest information, research and advice, tips and tricks behind the basics of journaling (diary writing), look at the various ways you can do it and provide you with ideas and suggestions to get you going if you’ve never tried writing your thoughts and feelings down on paper before. We also look at the science surrounding journaling and improving your physical health, mental health, addiction and recovery.
You will also find over 40 prompts to get you going if you’re new to this concept, or if your minds gone blank or you can’t think of a thing to write, these topics will give you a great nudge in the right direction for your journaling for your addiction, physical health, mental health and recovery journey.
If it’s not in this ultimate guide, it’s not worth knowing!…