Priory introduces an interactive infographic to show just what long and short-term damage is done to a person’s physical and mental wellbeing when they take drugs.
Drug addiction help is available and there are different ways in which a person can seek help and treatment for drug addiction.
Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, a visiting consultant at Priory Hospital Roehampton, south-west London, has been discussing advice for parents on communicating with children about drugs in his new book The Drug Conversation on BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire’s show.
Welcome to Priory Bitesize. This month's focus is on the severity of addictions in the UK. With over 1.6 million people in England dependent on alcohol; 1 in 5 children live with a parent who drinks harmful amounts of alcohol, whilst children of addicts are 8 times more likely to develop an addiction themselves.
Watch our latest film to learn about the services available at Priory’s Roehampton Hospital. The film features our expert clinicians discussing the therapy treatments and excellent on-site facilities and you will also hear from ex-patients discuss their own recovery journey with Priory.
This month, Dr Michael Bristow, Consultant Psychiatrist at The Priory Hospital Woking, talks about the impact of prescription drug abuse, and offers advice on how to support patients.
So often we see headlines discussing the disturbing levels of addiction within society, whether it’s worries about the amount of alcohol we drink or the fact that nearly one in three adults has admitted taking an illegal substance in their life, as highlighted in The Guardian.
The signs, symptoms, and nature of addiction with insight from Priory's Lead Addiction Therapist and a Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Niall Campbell, consultant psychiatrist at Priory Hospital Roehampton, has warned of the rise in the use of cocaine among the older population in an appearance on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) announced recently that cocaine is now used by all levels of society. A rise in the availability of cheaper, low-purity powdered cocaine means that many of us now have access to the drug without breaking the bank.