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Articles tagged with: Dealing 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.

13May

Being a Young Carer

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Alcohol and drug addiction, Homelessness and Social Care, Disability

Being a Young Carer

If you have to look after a relative or family member, then as a young carer you may have feelings of guilt, loneliness, anger, anxiety, stress or depression from time to time.

Feeling like this is natural as you are having to take on so much responsibility and as a result are being denied some of the opportunities and pleasures enjoyed by your peers.