The Priory Hospital Chelmsford recently welcomed back ex-patients as part of their annual addiction treatment reunion. The event looks to bring patients together to share their journeys in recovery, and to celebrate individual successes.
If you are concerned about the drinking habits of your friend or family member, the chances are they are too, but may not want to talk about it.
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.
Within the past five years there has been a 65% rise in the number of older women treated for alcoholism, according to figures from Public Health England.
Legal highs and synthetic drugs have become more and more common, especially on the club scene and with young adults. The various new styles of drugs attempt to mimic the effects of illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin and cannabis.
Addiction can affect anyone, whatever their race, gender or socio-economic status and it’s estimated that there are around 1.6 million people dependent on alcohol alone here in the UK.
With the August Bank Holiday coming up it can be easy to indulge in one glass too many. But how much alcohol is too much alcohol?
Brazil’s 2014 World Cup is fast approaching and a recent poll by the Priory Group has revealed that the use of Roulette Wheel bets, known as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals or FOBTs, is likely to increase during the tournament.
Dr Niall Campbell, Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Hospital Roehampton was a guest on this morning’s ITV ‘Good Morning Britain’ breakfast news programme.
Current Government guidelines for safe drinking are having little effect on the nation's drinking culture and many people do not know what they are, according to an ICM poll carried out on behalf of the Priory Group.