June 17, 2014

Abuse of over the counter medication

In the past there was a limit to the substances that could have been abused or experimented with. For example, during the first and second world wars, alcohol and cigarettes were the most commonly used with cigarettes being used by a large percentage of the population? During the so called […]
April 19, 2013

The dangers of abusing multiple drugs

Increasingly people are abusing more than one drug at a time. Abusing a single drug is sufficient danger in itself but when people are further complicating and worsening their situation there is a big problem. This behaviour is called ‘poly drug’ abuse. ‘Poly drug’ abuse is most often found in […]
April 5, 2013

Prescription Drugs

Drug addiction has been around for a very long time, from opium in the seventeenth century in China to cocaine leaves grown in the foothills of the Andes. However the zeitgeist of drug taking habits seems to be changing and is becoming more focused upon prescription drugs. Although there have […]
December 1, 2012

Avoiding alcohol, drugs and specified medication

As a recovering alcoholic, it is a simple concept for me to know I should not drink alcohol. I know what it can do to me. I have never had any problem with drugs as I have never taken them but i like to think I am sensible enough – […]
October 19, 2012

Painkiller addiction

It is not common knowledge about the addictive properties of a large number of the painkillers available today. Even though there are drug information facts on most packaging on painkillers it does not always state that they can be addictive. Instead people are requested to contact their doctor if certain […]
July 15, 2012

Addiction to painkillers and the dangers of this

The addictive properties of many of the painkillers available today are not widely known. Even though there are drug information facts on most packaging on painkillers it does not always state that they can be addictive. Instead people are requested to contact their doctor if certain symptoms appear. Evidence of […]
June 15, 2012

Addiction to sleeping tablets

 Prescription sleeping pills are a common treatment by doctors for poor sleep (insomnia). They can be prescribed for a number of reasons; they can help restore sleep in a crisis or during illness. Dosage and length of time they should be taken depends on the individual and the circumstances. Most […]
May 14, 2012

Addicted to sleeping tablets?

Last week’s Daily Mail headline highlighted the growing problem of addiction to sleeping tablets. This is something that we have noticed here at The Haynes Clinic – we have many clients coming in for rehab with this addiction. For some it is their sole dependency; for others, it comes alongside […]