Radical ketamine therapy could treat alcohol addiction

This was featured in The Guardian in January whereby a one-off dose of the drug, ketamine could help alcohol addicts reduce their intake by ‘erasing’ drink-related memories, say psychologists testing treatment. Ketamine is used as an anaesthetic agent and also in terminal care in my professional experience and as a recreational drug in my personal … Continue reading Radical ketamine therapy could treat alcohol addiction

NICE guidance on dual diagnosis 2016

This is not the first time that Dual Diagnosis has been discussed on this blog (you can read them all here).  However we now have official guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the issue. My lovely friend Libby Ranzetta did an excellent synopsis that garnered praise on Twitter from the NICE … Continue reading NICE guidance on dual diagnosis 2016

A retrospective on 2016 (Friday sober jukebox: some riot)

So as I have pared down my blog activity and news sources the one I repeatedly return to is Alcohol Policy UK.  They wrote an excellent retrospective piece about 2016 which you can read here:   Alcohol policy in 2016 & what’s in store for 2017? But what really struck me about this blog were … Continue reading A retrospective on 2016 (Friday sober jukebox: some riot)