Dealing with stress at work can be a complex issue. Many professions subject their staff to lots of work pressure and it is vital for an individual to know how to cope.
In the second article in our series of Recovery Recap blogs, we look at some of the stories surrounding addiction, relapse and recovery that have been in the news recently.
From celebrity recovery stories, support in the sporting world and breaking addiction news, Port of Call hope to help readers to better understand what is an increasingly important subject.
As an employer or business owner, one of the most delicate and complex situations that can arise is when you suspect one of your staff is struggling with an addiction.
At Port of Call, we completely understand that quitting gambling altogether is a difficult task. As is the case with any addiction, if it was easy to quit – there would be no need for support like we offer.
There’s been some highlights and lowlights over the past several weeks, with news about addiction, relapse and recovery receiving national attention. Port of Call presents our first in a series of articles that revisits those stories, in the hopes that we remove the stigma of addiction in today’s society.
The debate has been around for as long as people have been addicted to substances. On one side, some people firmly hold onto the belief that addiction is a choice, and users can stop at any time if they set their minds to it. On the other side, others proclaim that addiction is a physical disease requiring medical and psychological intervention.
The length of time taken to undergo rehab does vary from case to case, with several deciding factors to consider such as the substance involved, how long you’ve been addicted, age as well as physical and mental health.
First and foremost, let’s define heroin as a drug.
Heroin is made from morphine, which is extracted from the opium poppy. When made into heroin to be used as a medicine, the morphine extraction becomes known as diamorphine.
In recent years, since the introduction of online gambling and betting via mobile phones, gambling addiction has evolved further into the public eye.
A place where a ship stops on a voyage.
We’d like for you to keep in mind this definition as you read the below. Consider Port of Call as a temporary destination on your journey. If you keep that at the forefront of your thinking throughout your voyage, then we are confident in you reaching your desired destination.