Career Development – Improving Yourself After Addiction 

Thinking about your career development after addiction recovery is a pivotal moment. It signifies not only a personal triumph but also the beginning of a new chapter filled with opportunities for growth and fulfilment. This transition can present unique challenges, from overcoming stigma to navigating the job market with confidence.   At New Leaf Recovery, we…

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Beyond Like & Follows: The Impact of Mobile Phones on Mental Health

Mobile phones have become one of the most common features of everyday life as the world has continued to step into a digital era, but the impact that they can have on mental health is a rising concern across the UK. Although there can be some positive elements to technology and having a phone, there…

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The Risks of Trending Laughing Gas

In recent times, a concerning trend has emerged on social media platforms and among certain social circles – the recreational use of laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide.   The effects of nitrous oxide, commonly used for medical and dental purposes, may induce short-lived euphoria and laughter. The increasing popularity of its recreational use raises…

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The Impact of Technology on Addiction and Recovery

In our modern world, it’s hard to escape the influence of technology. It’s not just a tool for convenience; it’s deeply woven into how we go about our daily lives. This all-encompassing digital presence is particularly noteworthy when it comes to the topics of addiction and recovery.   Living in the 21st century means being surrounded…

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Healing Addiction at its Core 

At New Leaf Recovery, we understand the necessity of healing addiction at its core, specific to each person. We aim to look at the intricacies of addiction and provide comprehensive treatments that go beyond the surface-level symptoms.    It’s important to explore the profound connection between trauma and substance dependency. At New Leaf Recovery, we focus…

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The Science Behind the Addiction to Ultra-Processed Foods 

In the pursuit of modern convenience, ultra-processed foods have seamlessly integrated into our daily lives. From the convenience store snacks to the savoury delights that line supermarket aisles. These culinary creations seem to possess an irresistible allure.   However, beneath the surface of our cravings for these processed delights lies a complex interplay of neurological and…

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Understanding & Dealing with Love Addiction

As human beings, we are all naturally wired to want the perfect relationship with someone who loves us for who we are and wants to spend their time with us. However, for some, this can be difficult to find or may lead to behaviour that causes concern to those around you.   But what is love…

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Beyond the Bulk: The Dark Side of Steroid Abuse

Over the last few years, the UK has seen a rise in the use of anabolic steroids across fitness enthusiasts and wider demographics. This is a growing trend amongst young men, highlighting concerns about the impact these steroids can have on health and society.   According to research by UKAD in 2020, it is estimated that…

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Elton John’s Story with Addiction

Sir Elton John is one of the music industries most renowned and influential artists of all time, starting his music career in 1969 at the age of 22 years old. In the decades since then, he has sold more than 300 million record globally, won 5 Grammy Awards and has had over 50 hits in…

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Academic Stress and Substance Use

In the world of academia, where smart ideas happen, there’s a hidden issue—a quiet struggle with substances. Imagine a wise professor having a quiet glass of wine at a conference or a hardworking student finding comfort in a late-night drink to ease stress. These scenes, rarely talked about openly, show a real problem—academic stress mixed…

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