I Drink, Therefore I am:

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I Drink, Therefore I am: The UK’s alcohol dependence Want to find statistics on alcohol in the UK? And to put them in context? Professor Mark Griffiths BSc, PhD, CPsychol, PGDipHE, FBPsS, FRSA does the […]

PRIMARY CARE & LONG-TERM RECOVERY

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For GPs and their colleagues, guiding a patient towards recovery is challenged by questions. Is abstinence a goal of treatment or an imperative? Should alcohol addiction be treated as a disease or a lifestyle choice? […]

5,000 WOMEN POISONED EACH YEAR

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BY BENZODIAZEPINES,8,500 BY SSRIs* Attention on illicit drugs has deflected focus from the gigantic scale of harms by legal, prescribed drugs. We give you the official figures for women admitted to hospital for drug poisonings*. […]

MINDFULNESS AND ADDICTION: SENDING OUT AN S.O.S

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Research exploring the effectiveness of mindfulness as a treatment for addictive gambling shows very promising demonstrable outcomes, as do clinical case studies, report Edo Shonin, William Van Gordon and Mark D Griffiths of the International […]

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE ADDICTED TO COMMITTING CRIME?

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Detective-turned-addiction counsellor (and the model for Helen Mirren’s detective chief inspector character in Prime Suspect) Jacqueline Malton studied the phenomenon while at London South Bank University, and lists 11 possible addictive elements in criminal offending. […]

DRUG TESTING: LATEST TRENDS

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Drug testing has returned to the news recently – but how up to date are you? What drugs are most commonly found in the workplace? What are the three major technological developments in drug testing? […]

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