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How Long Does a Withdrawal Last

How Long Does a Withdrawal Last?

“If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” — Benjamin Alire Saenz What’s the difference between detox and withdrawal? A medical detox and withdrawal aren’t the same, although such phrases are often used interchangeably. For example, a medical detox involves prescribed medication to ease the symptoms during the withdrawal phase. …

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5 Things You Can Do After a Relapse

5 Things You Can Do After a Relapse

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ― Mary Anne Radmacher What exactly is a relapse? A relapse is when an individual has undergone an addiction treatment programme but returns to drinking/using drugs or an addictive behaviour. This may be a …

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Long-Term Recovery and How to Maintain It

Long-Term Recovery and How to Maintain It

“Anyone, from any background, can develop a compulsive relationship with alcohol. But with the right help and guidance, it is possible to recover from alcohol addiction and build a healthy, fulfilling future.” — Addcounsel The challenges in early recovery In early recovery, there’s a meticulous focus to complete a medically supervised detox and integrate into …

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Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Childhood Trauma and Addiction

“Always remember, if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is proof of your strength, because you have survived!” ― Michel Templet Childhood Trauma Most children will have experienced some kind of trauma from the moment they’re born. An infant’s very first experience upon leaving the safety of …

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Why Do Alcoholics Relapse?

Why Do Alcoholics Relapse?

“Though addiction is a disease – a brain disease that’s often progressive – addicts who relapse are often blamed.” – David Sheff A relapse isn’t a sign of weakness Unfortunately, there’s often stigma associated with a relapse. Those suffering from untreated alcoholism know only too well the harm it causes both themselves and loved ones. …

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Bank Holiday Bonanza — How to Stay Healthy

Bank Holiday Bonanza — How to Stay Healthy

“Sufficient sleep, exercise, healthy food, friendship, and peace of mind are necessities, not luxuries.” — Mark Halperin Britons gear up to celebrate May bank holidays Customarily, Britons enjoy two bank holidays in May. It’s a time to change up the wardrobe, visit family and friends, and enjoy long weekends across the country. Trees blossom, the days are longer, …

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