Take Control of Your Wallet: Shopping Addiction

With social media and sales galore, the ever growing presence of shopping is being felt. Everyone with a high street brand or smaller business is turning online as well as having physical stores which makes buying easier for the masses. But with shopping and sales everywhere we turn, it is becoming ever harder to say…

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Navigating Ketamine Addiction Among Young Adults

In recent years, there has been a concerning trend emerging among young adults: the growing prevalence of ketamine use and addiction.   Ketamine, once primarily known as a dissociative anaesthetic used in medical settings, has found its way into recreational circles. As its use among young people continues to rise, so too does the need for…

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The Trauma Catch-22: PTSD & Alcohol Abuse

At New Leaf, we understand that there are a number of complex struggles that individuals can face, including PTSD. Sadly, PTSD sufferers are also often linked with alcohol abuse, using this as a method of coping with their PTSD symptoms. Both conditions can have an impact on the individual’s life and those around them. It…

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How Anne Hathaway Found Happiness Through Alcohol Sobriety

Addictions are not an issue just for ‘ordinary’ people. They can affect anyone, no matter your social status, your age, or whether you are famous or not!   Recently, Anne Hathaway shared in an interview in the New York Times, part of her alcohol journey and that she is sober for over 5 years now. “I…

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Impact of the Pandemic on Addiction

The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented struggles for countries around the world. The impact rippled through every aspect of society, including mental health and addiction. At New Leaf Recovery, we’ve witnessed first-hand the profound effects the pandemic has had on individuals battling addiction. From increased substance abuse to a surge in behavioural addictions, the toll has…

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Dealing with Stress in Addiction Recovery 

In honour of Stress Awareness Month 2024, we’re taking a look at dealing with stress in addiction recovery. Whether you’re just starting your recovery journey or have been sober for a while, stress can creep in unexpectedly and pose a threat to your progress.   Learning how to effectively manage stress is crucial for maintaining sobriety…

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Empowering Recovery: Drew Barrymore’s Journey and Alternative Therapies in Substance Addiction 

Drew Barrymore’s Journey and the Integration of Alternative Therapies Drew Barrymore started her acting career in 1980, and in 1982 when she performed in ‘ET.: The Extraterrestrial’, her career broke out. Due to her exposure in the sets and her daily partying routine, she was led to alcohol and drugs as early as the age…

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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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Navigating the Nexus: Internet Addiction and ADHD Unveiled

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the mix of technology and human behaviour has seen a rise in the connections between internet addiction and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Screens have become ever present in daily life and now feature in virtually everything that we do. The lines between leisure and compulsion are starting to…

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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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