It’s tempting to think that the recovering process finishes when you finish rehabilitation, but the truth is that addiction is a lifelong disease that requires careful management even when you’ve been sober. The good news is that the same support structures that helped you kick the habit remain in place. Jake’s story of overcoming his […]
In June’s Port of Call Recovery Recap blog, we praised pop star Demi Lovato for opening up on her battle with drug addiction. Sadly, the singer and actress was rushed to hospital on Tuesday 24th July after a suspected heroin overdose. Having been found unconscious in her Hollywood home, the 25-year-old is said to still […]
The rise of gin o’clock – normalising alcohol addiction
If you’re reading this blog, the chances are that you are considering rehab for yourself or a loved one. It can be a daunting prospect but, with the correct help, you can return to a life away from addiction.
Regular readers of our Port of Call blog section will be familiar with our monthly Recovery Recap. At the end of each month, we look at some of the big news surrounding addiction in a bid to help people to further understand the impact addiction has on people’s lives.
Wet-brain, also known as Korsakoff Syndrome is chronic amnesia most often caused by excessive long-term consumption of alcohol. Simply put, it is an alcohol brain damage syndrome, which occurs when the brain is deprived of vitamin B1 (thiamine).
When used safely and correctly, sleeping pills are an effective way of helping to manage your sleep. However, when abused, like any other drug, they become dangerous.
There have been plenty of addiction news stories for us to talk about of late and would love for our readers to treat this page as a form of inspiration in your bid to reach recovery.
Cannabis is often seen as being a fairly harmless drug, in large part to numerous studies suggesting that smoking cannabis is less harmful than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. With so many stories around the media and numerous celebrities admitting they like a smoke every now and again, what’s the harm in smoking a little […]
Whether you are researching drug addiction treatment for yourself or for a loved one, you’re going to want to gain a full understanding of your options.