Read on to find out when a cocaine overdose can happen, what the symptoms are & what to do when someone overdoses. Castle Craig alcohol & drug rehab, UK
Drug summits are being held today and tomorrow to address the drug death epidemic in the UK. Ironically, this is happening in Glasgow, which is at the heart of the problem. For Scotland, this is literally a life-or-death turning point as the country has seen some of the highest numbers of drug and alcohol-related mortalities […]
When it comes to illicit drug use, heroin and crack cocaine are often considered the worst drugs someone can take. They are responsible for the majority of drug-related deaths and are the leading cause of concern in most countries. Now with synthetic opioids, particularly fentanyl, becoming more widespread, it seems that there’s a new epidemic […]
Curiosity, peer pressure, depression, and being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs are common reasons why people try cocaine for the first time
Learn about the level of drug-related deaths in Scotland, which continue to rise, and which drugs are the most dangerous. Castle Craig drug rehab, UK
Alcohol Awareness Week aims to highlight the problem of addiction, and how to help those affected and their families. Castle Craig rehab, UK
Read on to find out how substance abuse can lead to or exacerbate mental illness, or create a cycle of abuse. Castle Craig drug and alcohol rehab, UK
Unfortunately, we all do things despite knowing better and the younger kids start using drugs, the more likely they are to develop a serious addiction. If you can catch drug use early, treatment and therapy can prevent problems later on. Here are some signs your child might be using drugs.
It might be shocking to learn your child has been using drugs. Maybe you found something while doing laundry, maybe you got a call from the school, or maybe you heard a credible rumour. Now you have to figure out the extent of the problem and what to do about it.
Black Mamba, also known as the zombie drug, is a man-made drug of altering chemicals that are sprayed on dried, shredded plant material to be smoked or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes. Black Mamba is more powerful than marijuana and cause dangerous consequences if not treated.
80% of people are incarcerated from drug and alcohol-related crimes such as domestic violence, drinking while driving, public-order offenses, and property offenses. 80% of offenders also abuse drugs and alcohol. Having a sober life is not a life sentence- incarceration is.
Meth and Alcohol are both very dangerous drugs, especially in large quantities, but the dangers of mixing meth with alcohol outweigh their individual risks and create exponential trouble.
Substance abuse and active addiction can be difficult to overcome when the user is in denial or otherwise rationalising his or her behavior. Moving past the deception of substance use is the first step in getting clean.
MDMA is the primary ingredient in the street drug ecstasy which is popular in clubs and rave culture, but based on its feel good, party-oriented properties, many are left to wonder is MDMA addictive?
Therapist Chris Burn reviews the recent BBC3 documentary ‘Chasing Dad – a Lifelong Addiction to Heroin and Alcohol’. The film documents the mad chase on the treadmill of despair that every family experiences, where addiction is present.
Your addiction therapist will devise a personalised treatment plan to take you through the process of recovery from alcohol, drug or gambling addiction.
There is strong connection between schizophrenia and addiction. Dr. Jim Craig, Consultant Psychiatrist, provides insight into psychosis, schizophrenia and drugs abuse.
Methadone accounts for 25% of all deaths by drugs poisoning. We look at the risks of methadone maintenance and five reasons why prescribing methadone is dangerous.
There is no scientific justification for the “28 day” addiction treatment period to which insurance companies limit funding.
A short description of the situation in Ireland with regards to addiction treatment and the new EU directive on Cross Border Healthcare.
The Scottish Government says methadone should be prescribed as the main substitute for heroin addicts, although the way it is distributed should be improved.
All professionals to be drug tested at work: Staff who are discovered with drugs in their system during work hours with have to get clean or lose their jobs.
A warning about the risks of painkiller abuse has come from the Channel Island of Guernsey, where heroin abuse levels are among the lowest in the British Isles.
Writing about the death of Whitney Houston, Damian Thompson notes that crack cocaine addiction changed her brain chemistry & she was unlikely to recover.
Employers are ignoring cocaine use at work. Castle Craig, one of Europe’s leading drug treatment centres, is calling on employers to take this problem seriously.