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How You Can Build a Support Network in Recovery

How You Can Build a Support Network in Recovery

Building a great support network is essential for recovery. There is a huge benefit from spending time with positive people, who are living a fulfilled life without alcohol or drugs and other addictions, and who are supportive of you doing the same.    How do...
The Link Between Loneliness and Addiction

The Link Between Loneliness and Addiction

For some, the feeling of loneliness only comes around every so often. It’s a feeling that can quickly be resolved by meeting up with friends or family, but for others, it is much more serious.  In psychological terms, loneliness is defined as the distressing...
Types of Prescription Drug Addiction

Types of Prescription Drug Addiction

There is a huge variety of prescription drugs that people can become addicted to. Each one of them can make people feel different symptoms and can affect their lives in many different ways.  Any type of legal prescription drug has the potential to be addictive or be...
How Addiction Affects the Family

How Addiction Affects the Family

In most addiction cases, the friends and family around the patient suffer a great deal. The disease doesn’t solely affect the person with the addiction, but a lot of people around them are also impacted as a result.  If you have a loved one who has an addiction, you...
The Relationship Between Alcohol & Mental Health

The Relationship Between Alcohol & Mental Health

The relationship between alcohol consumption and mental health is both very close and complex. But why are these two things so interconnected? We explore how alcohol can affect your mental health in both the short term and long term, and how mental health issues may...
Advice If You Have Broken Dry January

Advice If You Have Broken Dry January

So the Christmas season has passed and we’ve entered 2021. Each New Year, millions of people in the UK take part in ‘Dry January’, a challenge to stay away from alcohol for the month. This is not just for people who are struggling with addiction but for everyone...
Christmas at Parkland Place

Christmas at Parkland Place

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for us all. December has come around once again and the daunting prospect of facing another Christmas in addiction is unsettling. You know you need help but there’s a slight doubt in your mind. Do you get the...
Living with a Functioning Alcoholic

Living with a Functioning Alcoholic

A high-functioning alcoholic is someone who doesn’t seem like they have an alcohol addiction, but secretly are reliant on it. They don’t have the signs and symptoms which people would expect to see from an alcoholic – so lots of people in their life don’t...
Go Sober for October 2020

Go Sober for October 2020

More and more people have been consuming harmful levels of alcohol since the coronavirus pandemic broke out. When someone drinks a large amount of alcohol, they risk damaging multiple parts of the body. It is particularly toxic for the liver, brain, heart, stomach,...
Helpful Ideas to Cut Down on Evening Drinking

Helpful Ideas to Cut Down on Evening Drinking

Whilst lots of people think that having a glass of wine or a beer after dinner isn’t an issue, there are few things we should ask ourselves. Including:   Do I drink more than 14 units of alcohol each week? Guidelines from Drinkware advise that to keep as safe as...