Wednesday, July 17The Voice of London

Tag: Therapy

Drugs: abusing more, admitting less

Drugs: abusing more, admitting less

Featured, Health, Lifestyle, UK
New figures report a 5% fall in British youth receiving therapy for drug abuse, though the number of teenagers who use them continues to rise. A recent study conducted by Public Health England suggests that the number of teenagers in treatment for substance dependence has fallen for the ninth consecutive year. More than 15,000 under-18s sought treatment for drug abuse in the period of a year. The numbers represent a 5% decrease compared to the previous year. However, there is evidence of a rise in the number of teenagers using class A drugs. Ian Hamilton, a drug abuse and mental health researcher at the University of York, told The Guardian: “This decline of young people in treatment doesn’t make sense. Young people’s class A drug use is up from 6.8% in 2007 to 8.4% in 2018, and th
An investigation into self-help books: Does it advise with mental health illnesses?

An investigation into self-help books: Does it advise with mental health illnesses?

Investigations
Reporter: Lateefa Farah   Sub-Editor: Gabby Espinet In my previous article, Do Self-Help Books really Help, we came to the conclusion it was a source of useful words and phrases that would stick to us like quotes, but never really take part in our lives. Since the rise of self-help books have become so popular, I thought it would be extremely important to investigate whether or not it can help someone with mental health illness. According to the BBC, the NHS recently installed a program within their Mental Health sector where they have started to prescribe self help books for patients who have depression, and anxiety. It is noted that there are many more mental health illnesses, but these two seem to be the most popular amongst requested self-help books. Although, the real question is
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