Addiction

Wegovy A new and promising drug to assist with alcohol problems is now in second-stage trials. There is some exciting news for people with alcohol use disorder and possibly other addictions from research carried out at Oklahoma State University. When the weight reduction drug Wegovy was trialled, it was noticed that people who had excessive […]

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Do self-help meetings make a difference to recovery rates?

People trying to manage a substance misuse problem have long been recommended to attend self-help meetings, but they may wonder just how big an impact this will have on their success in stopping using.  In an 8-year-long study finally published in 2008, researchers examined the relationship between the number of AA meetings that people attended

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Interview with Clare Kennedy, founder of Kennedy St & Co

Robin Lefever’s Interview with Clare Kennedy, founder of Kennedy St & Co For many of us in recovery, the idea of going out to a bar is a terrifying prospect. Will I be laughed at for ordering an orange juice? Will the shelves stacked with spirit bottles be too tempting to resist? But Brighton based

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Movember shines a light to another worthy but unspoken cause

Movember shines a light to another worthy but unspoken cause

We are delighted to hear that the organiser’s behind the Movember movement are turning their focus this year to men’s Mental Health. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29841063 It is our considerable experience that physical and mental health are not separate matters but two aspects of well-being and resilience that overlap and have a clear cause and effect relationship;

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“Nothing About Us Without Us!” – Moving Away From Criminalisation Of Addiction

It has been impossible, today, to ignore the important findings of a recent Home Office report, which compared the UK’s approach to drug misuse with that of 13 other countries and concluded that there is no evidence that the criminalisation of drug use leads to a reduction in the problem. See, for example, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29824764. In

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