Understanding Pregabalin

Pregabalin is an anti-convulsant, pain-relieving medication, under the classification of Gabapentinoids. As an anti-convulsant, or anti-epileptic drug, Pregabalin works by reducing the intensity of…


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Addicted to Trading

Since the beginning of the pandemic, many popular types of gambling-related events such as football, horse racing, and other sporting events have been put on hold. In combination with the immense…


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What is Somatoform Disorder?

People who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder are subject to experiencing intense feelings of loneliness and isolation, a deep sense of hopelessness or emptiness, and have a deep-seated fear…


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Borderline Personality Disorder: What is Splitting?

People who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder are subject to experiencing intense feelings of loneliness and isolation, a deep sense of hopelessness or emptiness, and have a deep-seated fear…


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Global Snapshot of Addiction

Addiction is a term often surrounded by harmful stigma. Until recent decades, addiction was often misunderstood as a personal failure, a sign of weakness, or simply a personal choice, and treatment…


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Co-Codamol Addiction – signs, symptoms and treatment?

As an opiate, codeine is a highly physically and psychologically addictive substance.1 When addiction develops, professional treatment is required. Misuse of opiates can be fatal, so it’s essential…


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Coping with Panic Attacks at Night

Panic attacks can make a person feel as though they are completely alone in their experience. The thoughts and feelings that come up can be deeply personal and difficult to rationalise. However,…


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How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

When taking cocaine, the body immediately begins to break the substance down into substances known as metabolites. These linger in the system, and can be detected by certain medical tests, including:


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The Benefits of Giving Up Alcohol

Giving up alcohol can be challenging, but there are a whole range of benefits to quitting that can make the separation between you and your alcohol use feel less difficult and even highly rewarding.…


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What is Behavioural Health?

Behavioural health is an all-encompassing term that refers to the scientific study of emotions, behaviours, and biology, and how these different concepts relate to an individual’s mental health,…


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Neuroscience and the Addicted Brain

Addiction is a neurobiological phenomenon that often leads to people feeling powerless over their own decisions. As addiction can form out of behavioural habits, as well as a chemical dependence to a…


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Can Wealth Be Traumatic?

Trauma is not typically something which people associate with wealth; frequently people assume that because people are wealthy that their lives are easy. However, modern research has shown that this…


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Which rehab is best for me?

Rehab can be a very daunting prospect for those who are inexperienced with it; some people picture sitting around in groups talking, whilst some might think of a confrontational boot-camp experience…


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The Hidden Benefits of Rehab

If you ask most people what they think rehab consists of, they would tell you that it involves people sitting around in circles and receiving psychotherapy, with the aim of being abstinent from an…


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Will going to rehab affect my career?

One popular concern is with career preservation. It is well known that addicts can come from all walks of life, including successful professional backgrounds.


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Understanding The Risks of Prescription Drugs

The word “drugs” has very negative connotations. However, people take drugs every day. The newsagent sells drugs. The chemist most definitely sells drugs.


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Older Adults Opting for Home Treatment in a COVID World

The world has undergone one of the most rapid changes in history in one of the shortest amounts of time in 2020. Six months ago, who could have predicted that we would be paying for our shopping…


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The Link Between Stress and Relapse

Stress. The word that no one likes, but everyone experiences. Mild stress is something most people encounter every day, be it an upcoming work deadline, a date with someone you really want to…


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Understanding Compulsive Behaviour

In OCD sufferers it is thought that prolonged exposure to stress or trauma can cause these symptoms; in one study of Vietnam war veterans, those with a higher exposure to intense firefights were much…


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How is Brain Activity Affected in those with a Family History of Alcoholism?

Studies find that having an alcoholic in the family can impact the brain activity of other family members, even if they don’t use alcohol themselves.


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Understanding Functioning Alcoholism

There are many stereotypes surrounding alcohol use disorder which only serve to make unfair, damaging and negative assumptions about those who are struggling.


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The History of the Addcounsel Family

Paul Flynn, founder and CEO of Addcounsel, Behavioural Wealth, and most recently Orchestrate Health, has been helping businesses grow for over 20 years. His rich experience and education in business…


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The Importance of Kindness and Compassion for Alcohol Addiction Recovery

In England alone, there are an estimated 586,780 dependent drinkers, with only 18% receiving treatment. Many of us know someone close to us battling an alcohol addiction, and it can be a heavy burden…


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So, what is Kindness?

In a year that has seen the unfortunate passing of prominent T.V personality, Caroline Flack and the seismic impact of Coronavirus both to families and the aftershock to the economy, the concept of…


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rTMS – a useful tool in treating cocaine addiction?

Cocaine is a drug that is extensively abused and is extremely addictive. Worldwide about £62 billion of cocaine is sold each year; around a million people in the UK take cocaine with up to 20% of…


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Alcohol & COVID-19 – Addiction treatment centre shows why excessive drinking must stop now

The overindulgence of food, alcohol, drugs, shopping and promiscuous behaviour are all somehow acceptable if they come under the umbrella of ‘Christmas’. But what if these behaviours begin to slip…


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A Very “Merry” Family Christmas

Family dynamics are tricky to navigate at any time of the year, however at Christmas they can become all but impossible. The reunion at the family home surrounded by brothers and sisters,…


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Is It More Than A Christmas Hangover?

The overindulgence of food, alcohol, drugs, shopping and promiscuous behaviour are all somehow acceptable if they come under the umbrella of ‘Christmas’. But what if these behaviours begin to slip…


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The Addcounsel Private Alcohol Rehab in London – World Leading Alcohol Dependancy Treatment

At Addcounsel’s Luxury Rehab Centre in Mayfair, London, our team are highly skilled experts in their field, eminently knowledgeable about the risks and consequences of excessive alcohol use. We offer…


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What is a Midlife Crisis and How Can it Manifest?

When people reach a certain age and experience emotional distress, it can often be thought that they are finding it hard to cope with the idea of their own mortality, and that at some point in “the…


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Gaming Misuse – Public Health SOS

Gaming has never been more popular than it is now. There are approximately 2.2 billion gamers in the world[1] and it is an industry worth approximately £100 billion pounds. This is all very good news…


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What are the Odds? Will Football Give Up Gambling?

It is now nearly impossible to watch a game of football without seeing logos of gambling websites on players’ shirts. In fact, 60% of top two division teams are sponsored by them. There is no doubt…


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Luxury Rehab Services For Drug, Alcohol and Behavioural Addictions

Addcounsel's luxury rehab services for drug, alcohol and behavioural addictions draws on the expertise of some of the leading specialists in their fields.


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Cannabis and Pain

Cannabis is being touted as being able to help a myriad of medical problems, some of them being Alzheimer’s disease, appetite loss, cancer, Crohn’s disease, eating disorders, epilepsy, glaucoma,…


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Family Offices – How to Access the Best Rehab

Many busy CEOs, entrepreneurs, high-profile celebrities and athletes suffer regularly from anxiety, depression and burnout due to the enormous pressures they face in their daily lives. Addiction is…


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Off to Uni? Cannabis & the Dangers

Although the use of illegal drugs in general has decreased among young people, cannabis is still the ‘most widely used illicit substance among young people, and prevalence rates in the UK are among…


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Sex and Porn Addiction Treatment in Central London

Individuals who suffer with sex and/or porn addiction may find that they are eventually unable to function in their daily life at work, home or maintain a relationship. Sex and porn addiction share…


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The International Addcounsel Luxury Rehab

You need treatment for a drug or alcohol problem, but you don’t know which one to choose. This article will give you some insight as to why Addcounsel’s Luxury Rehab in Central London is the only…


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The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Any medication has risk factors involved with taking it. Whether we are talking about minor side effects or life threatening allergic reactions, advice should be sought either from the packaging or…


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The Dangers of Tramadol

Any medication has risk factors involved with taking it. Whether we are talking about minor side effects or life threatening allergic reactions, advice should be sought either from the packaging or…


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The Middle East and Addiction: A complex picture for those seeking treatment.

According to experts, problems relating to addiction in Middle Eastern countries are still being ignored in some communities due to continuing stigmas that surround drug and alcohol dependance and…


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Behavioural Wealth Awards Winners Announced at Cavalry & Guards Club

Gathering at the Cavalry & Guards Club in London, James Brown & Sam Hall of Hall Brown Solicitors and Clarion Solicitors picked up the first ever Behavioural Wealth Awards.


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“Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels” – Celebrities and Their Body Image

Mental Health Awareness Week, 2019 begins on Monday 13th May and, this year, the theme is Body Image - how we think and feel about our bodies.


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Behavioural Wealth Awards

Addcounsel, Britain’s leading provider of individualised care programmes for those with behavioural health issues, is launching the Behavioural Wealth Awards.


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Does your family office take care of your health, as well as your wealth?

In establishing a family office, a wealthy individual typically hires an asset manager to safeguard his wealth and an attorney to draft a family constitution, but how often does he undergo a thorough…


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The Role of Functional Medicine in Addiction Treatment

Functional Medicine uses a biology based approach to focus on assessing, evaluating and then addressing the root cause of a disease. It views the person as a whole as a complex system of answers to…


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Why London could be the best city in the world for recovery

When choosing a place to recover you may still need to be close to transport links and the urban world, but it is vital to health and wellbeing to be able to walk in open spaces and appreciate the…


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Functional Medicine Guide to Help you Fight Addiction

Understanding the role of Functional Medicine in addiction treatment is critical for maintaining a long lasting recovery from substance abuse. Here is a simple guide with certain principles taken…


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Why We Need A New, Creative Approach To Addiction Services

As a society we no longer think of addiction as a question of failed willpower. We are aware that it is a serious mental disorder. Does it not then follow that, as a serious mental disorder, it…


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Focus on PTSD

One of Addcounsel’s clinicians, Dr Mohammed Alsaidi, who is a consultant psychiatrist and clinical lead for addiction services in three London boroughs, believes that PTSD can be a useful diagnosis…


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When to Mount an Intervention

A new biography of James Packer tells how a trusted friend intervened to save the billionaire businessman from disaster.


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Focus on Executive Burnout

‘We are seeing more cases of burnout, but we’re not always identifying it,’ says Dr Richard Sherry of Addcounsel. ‘There is a presenting problem, too. We’re not always identifying it correctly as…


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Untangling the Complexities of Wealth and Addiction

The reality is, 1 in 4 people will experience a behavioural or mental health condition in their lifetime, and extremely affluent people are absolutely not immune to these challenges.


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