On Monday 11th October, Paul Mersons new film ‘Paul Merson: Football, Gambling and Me’ was aired on BBC One. In this film, Paul talks very openly about his gambling addiction and states that in his lifetime has lost over £7 million due to the addiction. The film is Pauls journey to understanding where his compulsion…

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Many individuals turn to alcohol as a way to relieve stress but is consuming alcohol a way to reduce stress? What is stress? Stress is the emotional strain or tension an individual feels as a result from a good or bad circumstance. It can be triggered by various things such as buying a home, starting/…

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It’s no secret that at nightclubs and parties, young people commonly indulge in the world of drugs recreationally. Whilst this might not be a regular thing, the usage of drugs can implement serious long-term problems for those using.   What drugs are common amongst the nightlife scenes? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse: the most common…

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Addiction group therapy is a great help for a lot of people recovering from any kind of addiction. Being in a space surrounded by people who have been through similar situation, if not the same, can often be reassuring to a lot of people, especially recovering addicts. What is group therapy? Group therapy is a…

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If you are considering going into rehab for the first time, you may be scared, not know what to expect and may have a long list of questions that you want to ask. For that reason, New Leaf Recovery have produced this article to try and help to put your mind to rest. What happens…

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Someone who suffers with a gambling addiction suffers from the same psychological experiences as an individual who has an alcohol or drug addiction. It is often brushed off as less severe an addiction due to there being no physical damage being done to the body. However, suffering with an addiction to gambling still coincides with…

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Recovery can be a long and ongoing process for those trying to gain sobriety. Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to show support when you haven’t been through the struggle directly yourself. When someone finishes their treatment process it’s important that, as well as utilising the aftercare service we provide at New Leaf, support…

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What are recreational drugs? Recreational drug use is the term used to describe casual drug use, typically taken during socialising but can be done alone. It is estimated that 1 in 11 adults that are aged between 16 – 59 have taken drugs in the past year. However recreational drug use is much more common…

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Is social media addiction real? With June 30th approaching us as national social media day, an addiction often brushed off and ignored is social media addiction. What is a social media addiction? A social media addiction is a behavioural addiction that is defined as having an uncontrollable urge to check, log in or use social…

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June 11th is national ‘making life beautiful day’. Here at New Leaf, we want to help you make life beautiful again. Reaching out Seeking help for any type of addiction is a huge step forward that is not easy for most people, its often considered to be one the most challenging parts of your journey.…

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