The link between heredity and alcohol addiction is strong and complex. Behaviour is often said to be 50% natural and 50% nurture. In alcoholism’s case, this may be tr…
Xanax is a brand name for alprazolam, a type of benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines are often prescribed for their inhibitory effect on the brain. This means they can reduce abnormal a…
The reality of benzodiazepine use and addiction is marked by widespread use and a significant risk of misuse. Benzodiazepines, often prescribed for their anxiolytic and sedative pr…
People with alcohol addiction are often portrayed as Frank Gallagher types from Shameless, unable to function, unwilling to seek help and with their struggles clear to everyone the…

Chemsex, a term that has garnered increasing attention within public health discussions, refers to the practice of using drugs specifically to enhance sexual activity o…

Cocaine is seen by some people as the ultimate party drug, promising endless nights of euphoria, energy and excitement. However, the harsh reality of cocaine addictio…


Managing cravings and temptations when in recovery from any addiction is extremely difficult, but alcohol addiction comes with an added dimension. Alcohol is legal, ubi…

When we are in the depths of something difficult, adequately reflecting can often be very hard. This means that sometimes, we do not see the extent of a problem ourse…


After finishing alcohol rehab, many people feel a deep pull to reconnect with their loved ones. Exiting rehab often means coming out clearer-headed, sober and ready to …

Between 2019-2020, the UK witnessed its most significant surge in codeine-related deaths on record. While there has been a gradual decline since then, the current dat…

Learning from others’ codeine addiction experiences can offer hope and guidance in our own struggles. Their stories can provide insights and even direction for recove…

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions in the world, with a 4% prevalence rate globally. Given the high incidence of anxiety disorders, benzodiazepines such…