Port of Call believes new figures are further proof dependent drinkers aren’t getting the support they need to keep them out of hospital. Public Health England figures released today (Feb5) reveal that there were 1.7 million hospital admissions linked to alcohol in England in 2017 to 2018 – a rate that has been increasing every […]
The term alcohol dependence refers to the desire to drink and the inability to quit drinking. This is when a person becomes physically or psychologically dependent on the consumption of alcohol. As of 2013, this term was reclassified as ‘alcohol use disorder’. Alcohol dependence can be identified if you suffer three of seven key indicators […]
Have you ever been concerned about your alcohol intake? Or are you concerned that you are displaying the traits of an alcoholic? If the answer is yes, you will need to take steps towards seeking help. We’re here to help you answer the important questions and take those steps towards help and recovery. First, we’ll […]
Giving up drinking alcohol for good presents a big challenge – even if your consumption is relatively moderate. We live in a society where alcohol is an accepted part of life, integral to many social circles and events. If you’ve decided to stop drinking or are interested in giving up, you may be concerned about […]
A ‘functioning alcoholic’ is someone who is dependent on alcohol but remains able to maintain an apparently ‘normal’ life. The term is not a medically recognised one, yet it is a description many people are able to relate to. Knowing the signs may be the difference between getting help for yourself or a loved one […]
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.