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Addiction

Defusing Cravings

Craving—the obsessive desire to use drugs—is a natural byproduct of drug use itself. A person can have cravings on and off well after drug use stops and the physical signs of withdrawal are complete. The idea of having cravings is remarkably similar, regardless whether the drug used is alcohol, cannabis, heroin or cocaine

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Women, Addiction and Recovery

While addiction to alcohol and other drugs is an equal-opportunity disease, women are affected differently than men. Generally speaking, women progress faster in addiction than men, face different barriers to getting help, and recover differently. Recognizing these differences can be critical in identifying addiction and determining the most effective treatment options.

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How Addiction Hijacks The Brain

Resourced by Catherine Laine, Consultant, Silkworth Charity Group

The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin term for “enslaved by” or “bound to.”

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Alcoholism - A Personal View of Silkworth

By Anonymous

A personal account of my rapid descent into alcoholism, the journey I went through to beat this horrendous addictive illness and my life now as a recovering alcoholic.

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After the Party is Over - Addiction in the Workplace

By Jason Wyse, Chief Executive Officer, Silkworth Charity Group

Now that the socialising that goes with the festive period is over for yet another year, this is the time where a lot of people consider new year resolutions, whether it be to get fitter and exercise more, eat healthier, drink less alcohol, etc. Whilst the motivation and enthusiasm is there at the beginning to see through these resolutions that have been set, life as we know still has to happen.

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Breaking the stereotypes

By Alan Kiley, Treatment Director, Silkworth Charity Group

Addiction is tragically and fundamentally misunderstood. Every part of the disease is distorted by myth and coloured by opinions which have no firm basis in fact. If the addict is ever to recover, the truth must be understood and the myths must be challenged and destroyed.

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What is alcohol really costing you?

By Alan Kiley, Treatment Director, Silkworth Charity Group

The subject of alcohol prices may be of news lately, but have you thought about the other costs your alcohol consumption might be having - to your health, your relationships, your job and your emotional wellbeing?

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The presence of a chemically dependant employee can have an extremely damaging affect in the workplace, on the organisation, on colleagues and clients as well as the business continuity.