If you suspect somebody in your home is suffering from addiction, this can be a difficult situation to handle. It can be challenging to decide the most appropriate way to address your concerns and can often be overwhelming to take it all in yourself. It is important to try and stay calm and not act…

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Russell Brand has been at the front of sobriety in the public eye for a long time. Despite going through his recovery many years ago, he continues to use his platform, as a comedian, author, actor, and podcaster, to motivate others with his story. Addiction in the Spotlight He has candidly spoken about his journey…

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What Is Video Game Addiction? In a world where new technology is released every month, it is not hard to believe that gaming has become more of a trend among younger generations. Having been through a pandemic and lock-down, gaming has become almost a friend to so many people. Is Video Game Addiction a Real…

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Since the pandemic began, the online retail world has advanced rapidly and in 2021, over 86% of the UK population were finding their retail therapy online! Online shopping is such an easy thing to do in today’s world and you can often find yourself looking at something new to buy. Impulsive behaviour takes hold, and…

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There’s no shortage of misinformation about rehabs themselves and what choosing to go to rehab will mean for you. New Leaf Recovery are here to debunk these myths and set the record straight when it comes to rehabilitation centres. These are out top 5 most common rehab myths as well as the actual facts, so…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan OBE is known for his achievements in snooker, having just won the World Championship for the 7th time on 2nd May 2022. This win has resulted in him matching Stephen Hendry’s world record for 7 World Titles. However, this is not the only accomplishment Ronnie O’Sullivan has been in the news for. Alongside…

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In a world where everyone is connected to the internet but seems more disconnected than ever, it’s hard to find someone that isn’t glued to their phone, including teenagers or even children. Traditional views of addiction may assume substance use, but behavioural addictions are real and can have detrimental effects on our lives. However, because…

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Addiction can be difficult to define, and when asked people tend to struggle to explain what the term means, both itself and how it affects those struggling with it. The NHS defines addiction as not having control of taking, using, or doing something. This action is often to the point of being harmful to you.…

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Feeling bored is a part of life and is not an uncommon feeling. There are many reasons to feel bored, but boredom isn’t always bad. The human brain simply cannot sustain 24/7 stimulation and needs downtime and rest, even if these moments feel boring. But in today’s fast-paced society, boredom has been demonised. But for…

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You’ve probably heard of the 12 steps program, especially if you’ve ever considered addiction recovery. But what exactly is it, how did it start, and how did it become so widely spread as one of the most well know recovery programs? What Is the 12 Steps Program? The 12 steps program is a popular addiction…

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