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Alcohol abuse – ‘A new study’

Jan 12, 2015 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

Alcohol Focus Scotland last week published the findings of their latest study. In simple terms, the outcome of the study was that neighbourhoods with the most licensed premises had the highest rates of alcohol related harm, illness and death. They found that death rates are twice as high parts of the country that had the most bars and off licences and hospital admissions were ‘significantly higher’ where there was easier access to alcohol.

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Alcohol Abuse by the Elderly

Jan 12, 2015 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

A recent study in the North-East of England, carried out by the local Primary Care Trust in collaboration with the leading universities in the area and Age UK, has discovered an alarming and growing drink problem among older people. The report has described these people as the country’s “invisible addicts”.

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Dry January……and then what?

Jan 5, 2015 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

Alcohol concern with the help of a £500,000 grant from Public Health England have launched a campaign challenging people to go alcohol-free for the month of January (dryjanuary.org.uk). This will tie in with some of the most popular New Year resolutions which often feature pledges to get fit, lose weight or lead a healthier lifestyle. Some people have questioned whether such a relatively short period of abstinence can bring any long-term benefit but according to Emily Robinson, the director of campaigns for Alcohol Concern, it can.

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Alcohol Awareness Week

Nov 18, 2014 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

As we move into Alcohol Awareness Week it seems as though there has been a lot in the news over the last week or two about alcohol. Just some of the research and studies that have been printed this week include the following:

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Painkiller addiction

Nov 3, 2014 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

There has been an alarming rise in the number of clients presenting for treatment with painkiller addiction over the last 12 months. There are several theories as to why this problem is growing but at The Providence Projects, we are able to hear first-hand how people are becoming addicted to pain killers. So far, these appear to be the main routes into painkiller addiction.

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Should I stop smoking cannabis?

Oct 14, 2014 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

You may well have seen much publicity about cannabis in the news over recent weeks after the results of a 20 year study were published. There has been much written about this study but there are a few main findings which resonate strongly with us at The Providence Projects. So often, we receive calls from distressed parents about their son or daughter who is smoking cannabis on a daily basis. They regularly report the changes in personality, the changes in appearance, the changes in attitude and the breakdown of their relationship.

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Alcohol Rehab – Alcohol Treatment

Sep 1, 2014 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

An idea which has been promoted by The Providence Projects for many years has now been proposed by The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ). The idea being that those with alcohol and/or drug addictions could be treated in abstinence-based treatment centres paid for with a new tax on alcohol. The Centre for Social Justice has calculated that by 2024, a ring fenced ‘treatment tax’ would only put up the cost of alcohol by 2p per unit. At The Providence Projects, we wholeheartedly support any proposal which makes accessing appropriate rehabilitation possible.

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Alcohol and Drug Rehab in the Twitter Age

Jun 13, 2014 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

One of our greatest sources of pleasure at The Providence Project is the ongoing relationship with many of the people that have passed through our treatment centre that we have been able to help on their journey to recovery. In the early days we would get a phone call or even a letter, which for younger readers is the way we used to communicate with each other in the old days. That was followed by emails and text messaging but now it seems that the preferred way to communicate with us, or talk about us, is through social media.

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Going in to Alcohol Rehab?

Apr 9, 2014 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

Some Things you should know

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Dancing in a Minefield

Feb 12, 2014 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

Professor Fabrizio Schifano of the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths issued that chilling warning to the users of so called legal highs. Professor Schifano and his team at St. George’s, University of London have been carrying out research on reports submitted to the University by Coroners. In 2009 there were reports of 12 deaths linked to the various synthetic substances described as legal highs; by 2012 this figure had risen to 97 and in two-thirds of those cases the substance was the direct cause of death.

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