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.
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.
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.