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Articles tagged with: Addiction

24June

Say no to smoking

Written by Carl Malkin Posted in Alcohol and drug addiction

Say no to smoking

Ever had someone say to you that they are trying to quit smoking or maybe you have done it yourself. People always comment and say well done you can do it. For people who have never smoked or been to addicted to smoking it seems to easy to just say “you can do it” but for you it can be a big deal. What you need to remember is that 1 sixth of the UK population smoke so there are many people who just don’t understand the addictions of smoking cigarettes. People who do smoke will have heard the comments “you know that stuff will kill you” or “when are you going to quit that dirty habit” So when you do decide you are going to try and quit you would like a bit of credit and help in doing so rather than just a comment or nod of the head.

10January

How to Go Sober

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Alcohol and drug addiction, Health

How to Go Sober

If you drink too much, then going sober can be really difficult and there may be times when it seems impossible. It is not something that happens overnight. Recovery is a gradual process and sometimes the first step is admitting you have a problem and seeking help.

If you would like to cut back on your drinking, then one way to do so is to assess the benefits and disadvantages of drinking to find out whether drinking is worth the cost.

03June

Do you know enough about Cannabis?

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Alcohol and drug addiction

Cannabis is a class B drug that comes in different forms, including hash, weed and skunk. Often people will mix it with tobacco and smoke it with friends at parties, in the home or on the streets.

A recent study has found that half of young people have used cannabis, however this does not mean that they are regular cannabis users.

07December

When social drinking becomes a serious problem

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Alcohol and drug addiction

When social drinking becomes a serious problem

Although the legal age to purchase alcohol is 18, statistics show that few young people wait that long to start drinking. By the age of 15, 80 per cent have already tried alcohol, so perhaps you have started drinking too.