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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Beyond Shame: Why Seeking Help for Addiction is a Sign of Strength

With stems from misinformation and negative stereotypes surrounding addiction, many people struggle by carrying the burden of shame, making them hold back when it comes to seeking help. However, we must understand that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Often, movies and media paint addicts as flawed or irresponsible, but the truth…

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Sleeping Pills: Understanding Their Impact and Your Path to Recovery

Sleeping pills have shown to be a growing concern among football players and young people worldwide. They are medical drugs that can be purchased in pharmacies and used to treat sleep disorders and anxiety. Dele Ali, a 27-year-old Everton football player, has shared his history with sleeping pills and warned that this is a problem…

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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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Vaping: A New Epidemic

In recent years, vaping has surged in popularity, particularly amongst youth and adults alike. Once believed to be a less harmful alternative to smoking, vaping has now evolved into an epidemic, bringing to the forefront of society a number of questions associated with the risks of vaping and the need for comprehensive addiction support. Vaping…

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From Laughter to Legislation: Unpacking the Nitrous Oxide Ban

What is Nitrous Oxide? Nitrous oxide is a colourless gas that you can usually find sold in canisters for a variety of uses. From medical pain relief to aerating whipping cream in cafes. It is also, however, now a controlled class-C drug that could land dealers up to fourteen years in jail. For those caught…

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What Your Brain Reveals: Food Cravings and Addiction

We’ve all experienced those irresistible cravings for our favourite snacks, whether it’s a bag of potato chips, a slice of cake, or a decadent bowl of ice cream. But have you ever wondered why these cravings can sometimes feel so overwhelming, almost like an addiction? In this blog, we’ll delve into the fascinating world of…

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Supporting a Loved One in Recovery

Addiction is a complex and challenging journey, not just for the individual facing it. But also, for their family and friends. If you have a loved one in recovery, you understand that providing support during this time can be emotionally draining and perplexing. However, your support is crucial in their path to recovery. These tips…

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Matthew Perry & His Honesty With Addiction

Matthew Perry has been a household name since he graced our screens with his character Chandler Bing in Friends, when he was just 25 years old. Sadly, he died on Saturday 28th October at the age of 54. His death has shocked the internet, and there have been an incredible amount of celebrity tributes and…

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10 Ways to Enjoy a Spooky & Sober Halloween

Halloween is a time for ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to come out and play. It’s also a holiday that often involves parties and celebrations that can revolve around alcohol. But for those who are committed to a sober lifestyle or in recovery, navigating this spooky holiday can be challenging. However, fear not! You can still…

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