04 March 2010

Break addiction's hold

Addiction can be devastating, but there are experts who can help.


Substance abuse means dependence on a drug such as cocaine, heroin, or legal drugs such as alcohol or prescription medication. But addiction covers a much wider spectrum of compulsions like gambling and even sex, and the effects of addiction can devastate families and destroy careers. 

Write in to the Addiction expert forum for professional advice if you are struggling with substance abuse, or if you have a family member who is addicted – there is help and support to be found.

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Finding harmony

Workplace addiction

Substance abuse centre

(Joanne Hart, Health24, March 2010)


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