Each one of us is unique. This uniqueness is born of a multitude of factors, such as our place of birth and upbringing, the schools we attend, the friends we had, the religious affinity of our families, the experiences we endured in our lives, the places we travelled to, our genetic make-up, the values we […]
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day There was a time when smoking was very much a part of typical daily life. People smoked everywhere: in planes, ships, cinemas, offices and homes. Smoking a cigarette, cigar, or pipe was considered ‘macho’. Film stars smoked away in movies as did models in advertisements. Anyone who was […]
When the work commute is mere seconds to your computer and there’s no need to wear trousers and shoes, you may think there’s much less stress. However, you may now have much less time alone – to listen to your favourite music or watch a TV serial. The stress of enforced stay-at-home due to the […]
Over the last ten years, alcohol and drug-related deaths in the UK have steadily been on the rise. Currently, figures relating to deaths as a result of drug usage are at record levels, with Scotland now deemed the drug death capital of Europe. This has shockingly coincided with the closure of many UK based residential […]
During these unprecedented times, every single individual is having to make changes to their everyday life to contend with coronavirus. Governments across the world have asked citizens to stay home only to go out for emergency supplies of medicine and food, self-isolate and are not permitted to meet with anyone face to face from outside […]
Addictions UK (ADUK) is very proud of our sister service Addictions North East (ADNE) and how during these difficult times they are still operating to serve some of the most vulnerable individuals in the County Durham region. ADNE was founded in 2002, with the aim to help individuals in the north of England find recovery […]
Addictions UK Director of Casework, Simon Stephens, talks to ITV News about gambling addiction and treatment as a much-needed facility opens in the region.
Simon Stephens talks to BBC Look North about how difficult it is to form a real picture of the numbers addicted to drugs in our region.
The North East leads national league tables, for opiate and cocaine addiction. Listen to Simon Stephens, Addictions UK director of casework discuss the complex issues surrounding addiction and treatment.
2nd January 2019 Self-referrals predicted to reach record levels amid fears that cuts to drug and alcohol services are compounding problem. Addiction treatment centres are bracing themselves for a leap in people seeking help after the festive period, amid fears that cuts to drug and alcohol services mean some addicts are being cut adrift. The […]