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.
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.
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.
A blanket ban on so-called legal highs has come into force in the UK. The production, distribution, sale and supply of so-called legal highs, or new psychoactive substances, became illegal as of midnight on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
Scientists from the University of Maryland have reported that one of the side effects for cocaine users could be a six-fold more likelihood of suffering a stroke within the 24-hours after using the drug, according to a new report. Port of Call looks into some of their findings to put you in the picture.
The government’s new guidelines for recommended alcohol intake have equalised the upper limit of weekly units to 14 – the equivalent of seven pints of beer – for both men and women. So why have the guidelines been changed and what does it mean? Read on to find out.
It’s Alcohol Awareness Week and the theme of this year’s awareness week is “The impact of alcohol on health and society.” So Port of Call has put together this eye-opening alcohol dependency infographic to highlight alcohol’s wide-reaching effects and the positive difference alcohol treatment can make. If you think that you are struggling with alcohol addiction, call Port of Call today and we can put you in touch with an alcohol rehab to suit you.
For Port of Call founder, Martin Preston, the recent drug confessions of former Gladiators strongman, Shadow, throw up several positive messages to heed.