Alcohol Addiction: ‘A pandemic within a pandemic’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many people’s lives and their mental health was affected greatly. The isolation and poor mental health have led to an abuse of alcohol, and it has resulted in alcohol addiction. Alcohol addiction, also know as alcoholism, is a disease that affects people of all ages. Scientists have tried to understand […]

Codeine – If I can buy it over the counter then it must be safe?

  Here we discuss the medication codeine, its uses, and potential drawbacks. What is codeine? Codeine is considered one of the commonly used painkillers in the UK for mild to moderate pain.  It is also used to treat diarrhoea and is sometimes an ingredient in some cough syrups, as it can be used to suppress […]

Does cannabis help with sleep?

Cannabis Sativa is a commonly used plant which contains over 100 different phytocannabinoids.  The two most pharmacologically active cannabinoids are:   Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): this is a primary psychoactive ingredient of cannabis that causes many of the feelings of being high.   Cannabidiol (CBD): this is a non-psychoactive compound, meaning that it does not induce the […]