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.

Summer, Alcohol And Prescription Medication: A Deadly Cocktail!

Barbecues, beaches, bonfires and booze. Just a few of the things we think of when we mention summertime! With the longer days and warmer weather, many feel inclined to indulge in alcoholic drinks with friends, family or alone when we think we want to relax and cool down. A cold drink on a hot dayContinue reading “Summer, Alcohol And Prescription Medication: A Deadly Cocktail!”