In 2017, one in 11 patients in the United Kingdom were prescribed potentially addictive drugs as a painkiller following a serious injury or operation. The United States in such an opiate crisis, the president needed to address it in a press conference. So how does this happen, and what are painkiller addiction long term effects?
Port of Call provides our blog readers with monthly updates on recovery stories and addiction news. The June edition of our Recovery Recap, like the others before it, is shared to lift the stigma surrounding addiction and to help inspire anyone who needs help.
With the number of alcohol drinkers on the rise, Port of Call feel it is important to clear up some alcohol addiction facts and statistics to our readers.
If you have grown increasingly concerned with the drinking habits of a loved one, then you’ve come to the right place.
When a person is struggling with a drug problem, the energies of those around them are often channelled into helping that person to recover. Rightly so, but support is also available for the families and loved ones of drug users, as Wendy from Salford found out.
Close to 20% of Brits drink eight or more units of alcohol in a single session, according to a new survey conducted by an alcohol addiction treatment centre in the UK. Six units of alcohol puts them above the binge-drinking threshold established by the NHS.
If you are reading this, there is a strong possibility that you are considering quitting alcohol in a bid to improve your career prospects. You won’t be the first, and there are many success stories out there pointing to a positive correlation between sobriety and improved performance in work and in your daily life.
Regular readers of the Port of Call blog will be aware of our Recovery Recaps, with May the third instalment as we continue to try and lift the stigma surrounding addiction.
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.