How Drug Addiction Affects Your Life
It is difficult to come to terms with the fact that your use of illegal or prescription drugs has reached a problem stage. Some people find this to be the hardest thing to deal with in terms of addiction and the recovery process. Actually admitting that the problem exists can be more difficult than any other aspect of the illness. You may already be aware that things are not right and know how drug addiction affects your life, but it might be easier to deny the problem exists than to admit these...

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Where to Go for Alcohol Addiction Help?
According to charity Alcohol Concern, seven per cent of adults in England regularly drink more than the Government’s recommended weekly limits for safe consumption. In January 2016, the UK Government issued revised alcohol guidelines which reduced the weekly allowance for men from twenty-one to fourteen units. This meant that men and women were now advised to consume no more than fourteen units spread across the entire week. A warning was issued that there was no ‘safe’ limit in terms of p...

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What Alcohol Addiction Does to You and Your Family
Alcohol is a commonly used substance in the UK, with most adults consuming it to some extent. However, while most people only ever drink alcohol in moderation, there are some who drink it to excess on a regular basis. As such, these individuals are putting their life in danger and increasing their risk of developing an addiction that could destroy not only their own life but also the lives of those they love. What alcohol addiction does to the lives of many people can never be underestimated. It...

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What to Do When Drug Addiction Conquers Your Life?
Those who find themselves struggling with a drug addiction are in danger of having their life destroyed by an illness that could literally take over everything. But when drug addiction conquers all the person’s thoughts and actions, he or she may become impossible to live with also. It is often thought that addiction is a lifestyle choice or the consequence of poor decision making or bad behaviour, but it is actually an illness of the brain. However, knowing that it is an illness and that t...

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Which Eating Disorder Is Worse?
There are many different types of eating disorder and those who are affected by them will suffer in various ways. But the question of which eating disorder is worse often crops up when the subject is discussed. There are varying opinions about which is the worst eating disorder though, and because of this many experts are unable to agree. The reality is that all eating disorders can have devastating consequences for the individual as well as affecting the lives of those closest to them. What Is...

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What Causes Prescription Drug Addiction?
Most people have an idea of what addiction is and the type of individuals affected by it. Many believe that those who suffer from a drug addiction are from deprived areas and have left school early. They may also think that these people are connected to the criminal underworld or are known to the police. This stereotyping of addiction can be very damaging as it often prevents those in most need of help from actually getting it. The reality is that most addicts are just like everyone else; in fac...

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What Is the Drug Detox Process Like?
Those who find themselves struggling with addictions to drugs often fear the detox process so much that they will delay reaching out for treatment. These individuals are afraid of what detox will mean for them and worry that they will be unable to make it through. It is understandable to have these feelings, especially if you have seen negative portrayals of people detoxing from drugs in movies or TV shows. However, a detox does not have to be a painful experience. There are many excellent detox...

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We Look at What Starts Alcohol Addiction
The question of what starts alcohol addiction is one that is often asked, but in truth, most people just do not understand much about this illness and why it affects some individuals and not others. Alcohol addiction affects many people throughout the UK, although the majority of drinkers consume alcohol in moderation. Nevertheless, according to statistics from charity Alcohol Concern, around seven per cent of UK adults regularly drink more than the Government’s recommended guideline amounts f...

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A Brief Guide to Anxiety Disorder
Most people will have periods where they feel anxious or worried. These individuals may be able to pinpoint the reason for this; alternatively, it could be that they have no idea why they are feeling this way. There are certain situations in life that can cause anxiety, such as prior to a medical examination, before a school exam, or in advance of a job interview. In these situations, it is quite normal to have feelings of anxiety. However, some people find that anxiety is a constant problem. Th...

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Practical Guide: What Does Co-Dependency Mean?
Addiction is an illness that is often referred to as a family illness; the reason for this is that it is an illness that affects far more than the individual. In fact, families are often torn apart when one member has an addiction to substances such as drugs or alcohol. It may be difficult for those closest to the addict to carry on with normal life because they become consumed with helping their addicted loved one or have become so resentful of them that they cannot stop thinking about them. Fa...

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