There can be benefits of attending a drug or alcohol rehab clinic abroad. Travelling overseas for treatment – often referred to as ‘medical tourism’ – is when those in need of addiction treatment choose to travel in order to access health care services.
When you suspect that your son is addicted to drugs, it’s difficult to know how to respond. Will shouting at them help? Should you call the police? Should you just ignore the situation and hope it’s a passing phase?
We believe that ignoring the situation is the wrong thing to do. Help is available and we can provide it to you and your addicted son. Whilst there is no one solution for every situation, there are steps you can take to start his recovery.
In the UK, we live in an information society that is dominated by advanced technology that we all live harmoniously alongside. No matter who you are, what you do, or where you live, you will encounter some kind of modern technology throughout the day, you also most probably (definitely!) own a smartphone, but do you have a mobile phone addiction? Find out today with Port of Call.
Having an addiction to work is a serious health condition, sometimes called workaholism. Work addiction is often known as the “respectable addiction”, but just like any other addiction, it occurs when individuals act compulsively in order to gain a seemingly rewarding result. Being a workaholic can have a detrimental effect on a person’s mental and physical health, as well as their relationships. Here, Port of Call look at the signs and symptoms of a workaholic and have put together a quiz to help you assess if you may be addicted to work. As well as this, we discuss the steps you can take to recover from a work addiction.
If your daughter is addicted to drugs, it is important that you are empathetic to the challenges she faces and try to help with an open mind by understanding as much as you can. It is difficult for anyone to see a family member struggling with addiction, but as a parent, witnessing your child suffering is incredibly painful. In this blog post, we explain the different ways in which you can help your daughter that is addicted to drugs get onto the path towards recovery.
What should you do when you can see the signs of an alcoholic manifest themselves in an employee? Helping a co-worker requires diplomacy and tact. One of the biggest issues is that your colleague may be in denial about the problem. In this blog, we discuss how to spot alcoholism at work and how to approach the issue.
The drug Spice has been on the rise and causing waves of damage across the UK. There has been a huge increase in the drug’s use in Manchester and has resulted in violent bouts of vomiting, numerous hospital trips and, in some cases, fatalities. The Mirror reported that synthetic marijuana, Spice is transforming city centres into ‘real-life horror movies’ with users stumbling around, completely unaware of their surroundings. In this blog, we discuss what the Spice drug is and the effects it has on the body and mind.
The road to recovery from addiction is a challenging one, made harder through commonly associated feelings of isolation and loneliness. Sharing our experience not only contradicts these feelings but forges connections with others which can be both inspiring and life-affirming. Since the internet is so accessible, a great way to share is through online means such as forums and top blogs about drug addiction as part of online rehab programmes, also known as internet recovery.
Are you seeking drug addiction support for you or a loved one? Finding the right drug rehab centre can more often than not become a daunting task. At Port of Call, we want to make the whole process as easy as possible. So we have compiled a five-step guide to finding a suitable rehab treatment centre just for you.
One of the most challenging situations in any marriage can be when one spouse is battling an addiction to alcohol. From the feelings of powerlessness a spouse might feel while their partner is actively abusing alcohol through to the odd combination of hope and anger that arises when a spouse finally enters drug rehab, there is no easy path or solution to deal with this kind of scenario. With the persistent threat of relapse hanging over a marriage or partnership, the emotional roller coaster created by living with an alcoholic spouse can continue for many years. If you, or someone close to you, is experiencing this kind of situation and needs help, then read on to find out more about how to support an alcoholic spouse in recovery.