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Rehabilitation : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Head injury rehabilitation MigraineTraumatic head injury, or brain injury, is the main cause of disability in people under forty. Although survival rates have greatly improved in recent years, due to the advent of new brain imaging...
  • Brain injury - Can it be treated? MigraineA Brain injury can occur whenever there's a sudden trauma to the head. This can involve the penetration of an object, a violent impact, or even just a strong shaking, such as may occur during the...
  • All you need to know about alcoholism All you need to know about alcoholismMany people mistakenly believe that alcoholics are only people who need to have a drink in the early morning or are down and outs sitting on park benches drinking cans of lager. While those examples...
  • Drug addiction - can it be treated successfully? Drug addictionDrug addiction is not discriminatory. It can affect people from all walks of life in any profession and at all ages, but the associated problems and severity of drug addiction can vary widely. Many...
  • Alcoholism – Can it be treated successfully? Alcoholism Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence syndrome as it is now called, affects around one in thirteen people in the UK. It has a great variety of causes and manifests itself in a wide range of behaviours...
  • What are the effects of alcohol? Alcoholism Alcohol is a strong depressant drug that, if abused, can have serious side effects on a person's mental and physical health. However, if taken in small amounts, alcohol can be a pleasant addition to...
  • Alcohol Withdrawal - how to get through it Alcoholism If you drink regularly, your body will become both physically and psychologically dependent on alcohol. You don't have to be a raging drunk for this to be the case; you can become dependent by...
  • Drug and alcohol rehab – does it work? Drug and alcohol rehab – does it work?Drug and alcohol rehab centres are designed to help people with a dependency problem by isolating them from the sources of their addiction. They are then given medical, psychological and sociological...
  • Treatment options for alcohol dependency Life change 4Alcohol is our favourite social drug. Many people use alcohol in moderation, without causing any physical or psychological harm, but for some people, heavier drinking can be a serious condition,...
  • Symptoms of alcoholism: An overview Alcoholism Most people enjoy a drink, and most of us will have a few too many at some time, such as at Christmas, a wedding or a party. However, the difference between the occasional indulgence and an alcohol...
  • Substance abuse – can it be treated successfully? Substance abuse – can it be treated successfully?Substance abuse is a wide term that describes the abuse of, or dependency on, a variety of substances. These range from traditional 'drugs' such as heroin and cocaine, to less conventional substances...
  • Addiction: The truth behind the stigma AlcoholismThere are many differing opinions about addiction and the reasons why people become addicts. Some people view addiction as a moral transgression, others as a weakness. However, more and more...
  • Drug addiction recovery – is it possible? Drug addiction recovery – is it possible?Drug addiction is a compulsive need to seek out and use drugs, even when you know it leads to negative physical, mental and social consequences. A core concept in drug addiction recovery is to...
  • Alcohol: treatment to conquer addiction Don't get drunk on holiday: Alcohol 'invalidates' travel insuranceAlcohol addiction (sometimes referred to as 'alcohol dependence' or 'alcohol abuse') is when an individual continues to drink alcohol even though it's having a negative effect on his or her health...