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Ted Talks: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong
What really causes addiction? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions.
Ted Talks: Redefining recovery
Why are some able to transcend their addiction while others aren't? What do people really need to do to achieved sustained recovery?
Enabling a loved one: drug or alcohol addiction
It is always difficult to watch a loved one suffer from discomfort, pain and distress, whether physical or psychological. When friends and family do not disengage themselves from their loved one’s emotional manipulation and when they help him or her maintWatch this video on supporting a loved on with drug or alcohol addiction
Turning Point: Supporting friends and family affected by substance misuse
Stories of people affected by someone else's drug or alcohol misuse. Their services across the UK help support both those who have issues with substance misuse, but also the friends and family who need support.Watch these personal stories on friends and family substance misuse
- My sober life provides several valuable tools to help young people stay clean and sober in their recovery from alcohol and other drugs.
- Addiction Recovery toolbox is a toolset that facilitates tracking of daily life activities easily breaking them down into your "lights". Breaking habits requires knowing why we do what we do, when do we do it, and coming up with a plan to break the habits.
- 2016 Best Alcoholism apps they have selected these apps based on quality, reviews and overall reliability as a source of support for people who suffer with alcohol dependency.
- Talk to Frank need some friendly, confidential drugs advice, talk to frank.
- Mind information on support on addiction and dependency: addiction is often linked to mental health problems.
- Anytime advice and mental health support helpline is free to all University of Plymouth students. It provides practical information, resources, information about local services, counselling and web-based support.
Additional self-help resources
We also have a range of leaflets, presentations and audio files created by staff at the University that may be helpful.
Anytime Advice and Mental Health Helpline for students
- Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
- In-the-moment emotional and counselling support for all University of Plymouth students
- Accessible by phone, email and via LiveCONNECTSM instant messaging
- Information and advice on a range of studying, work, family and personal issues
- Completely independent from the university.
If something is causing you concern, is upsetting or distressing you, then it may help to talk about it in a safe environment.
If you are a partnership student please find out what support your institution offers.
For students studying on the Plymouth and Truro campus, you can seek support and professional advice from: