The Role That Water And Hydration Play In Addiction And Recovery

Water is essential for the body to function. The human body is made up of 65% water, which is needed for various processes and reactions such as circulation, metabolism, body temperature and waste removal. If the body doesn’t have enough water, these physiological processes can be impaired.

The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, the lungs are about 83% water, the skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79% and even your bones are made up of 31% water! You can now see why it’s so important to keep yourself hydrated if you want your body and mind to function optimally and as healthily as possible.

Reading this article will give you top tips and tricks to improve your fluid intake, recognise the signs of dehydration, over hydration and much, much more!

Doing The Things That You Really Don’t Want To Do Are The Exact Things That You Should Be Doing!

Everyone experiences a lack of motivation from time to time and when it comes to addiction or recovery, we often put off doing certain things because they may seem to hard to do, we become too scared or fear certain things, we procrastinate, or we maybe even feeling that we aren’t actually worth changing or improving ourselves. There are many other reasons why we put off doing certain things, and I’m sure that you could come up with a list as long as your arm! However as tough as these things may seem to be, they’re the exact things that we need to be doing if we want to make any true, meaningful, long-term recovery.

Find our tips, tricks and ways to change your thought processes in this article with loads, loads more!

University Students Ultimate Guide To Drugs, Alcohol And Addiction

Going to university is as much about experiencing your first taste of freedom and independence as it is about preparing for your career and any other postgraduate training you may need to do for your job of choice.

For many young adults, going to a university is the first opportunity they have to live away from their parents. It can all be very exciting. Yet all of this new freedom and the experiences that you’ll shortly face means being suddenly faced with a lot of unfamiliar choices and new possible temptations, some involving the temptation or social pressure to use alcohol and drugs.

This article is designed to give you brief, yet full overview of drugs, alcohol and addiction that may come from chronically misusing substances. You’ll find tips, tricks and so much more!…

Sneak Peek – Huge Announcement That Will Truly Change Lives Coming In 3 Days!

On Monday, we unveil our official press release for a huge, groundbreaking announcement that will truly shake up the recovery and homeless world like never before. Do you want a clue? Keep reading to find out!…

Why Wouldn’t You Want To Save A Life?

Naloxone AKA Narcan is a medicine used in emergency situations where there is a suspicion that opioids have been taken and/or overdosed on.

This emergency medication reverses the devastating effects of an opioid overdose by blocking the opioid receptors in the brain. This is why it is called an opioid antagonist. It also prevents the person from overdosing again for a short while after it’s been initially administered.

Find out all you need to know about Naloxone in this article.

Needing More And More? Is Your Body Developing A Tolerance To Drugs, Alcohol Or Medications?

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.

Drug Deaths In England And Wales Up Again In 2021 According To The Latest Office For National Statistics Report

England and Wales have yet again recorded their highest ever number of drug-related deaths, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

This eye-opening article really shows why we must not take our eye off of the prize when it comes to the combined effort that we all provide in an attempt to overcome our addiction and substance misuse crisis!

Recommendations To Reduce Barriers To Research, Using Compounds Described By The Third Generation Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists Generic Definition By The ACMD

New updates have been launched by the ACMD (Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs) in relation to reducing the barriers to research using compounds described by the third generation synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists generic definition.

Getting Out And Help Our Community Once Again

Today we’ve been out and about helping those who are homeless or rough sleeping around the town to help keep warm and dry during this constantly changing weather.
Those who rely on us have been happy to see us again too.

We need your help if we are to continue helping those who are homeless or sleeping rough and are addicted to drug and alcohol locally. You can find out how you can support us on our donation page or within this article. Thank you!

The Advisory Council On The Misuse Of Drugs Decision Regarding Sunosi Being Categorised As A Controlled Drug

The ACMD (Advisory Council on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs) and MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products
Regulatory Agency) has evaluated the risk of substance abuse and physical dependency of the medicine Sunosi (Solriamfetol). Sunosi is a once-daily prescription medicine used to improve wakefulness in adults with excessive daytime sleepiness due to obstructive sleep apnoea or narcolepsy.

Find out all you need to know and more in our article on the subject here!…