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Posts Tagged ‘drinking disorder’ (143)

Is alcohol a drug?

21/11/2022 | category: News

Alcohol is the intoxicating component in wine, beer, and spirits like vodka and whiskey. Yes, it is a drug. It is a psychoactive substance which means it affects the way the brain works, triggering changes in mood, perception, thoughts, feelings, …

Student life: alcohol and drugs

19/08/2022 | category: News

The school holidays are coming to an end. Following six weeks of having the kids at home, hanging around under your feet; after snacks and entertainment (pre-teens); or sleeping in until lunchtime then rising and grunting at you (teenagers); getting …

Dos & don’ts to vacationing in addiction recovery….

21/07/2022 | category: News

After starting your recovery journey, possibly following a stay in a rehab centre or addiction treatment clinic, the next big step is getting back to reality. Learning to live life without using a substance as a crutch. Going to work, …

Three stars who share 100+ years of sobriety

20/05/2022 | category: News

Alcoholism and addiction can happen to anyone. Being famous, or rich does not give you immunity to the deadly disease. Here are three well-known celebrities who, after wrestling with dependency problems when they were younger, have been successfully living their …

Why is binge drinking so dangerous?

10/05/2022 | category: News

Over 5% of all deaths worldwide result from the harmful use of alcohol. It is a factor in over 200 different illnesses, diseases, and injuries. In addition to the health repercussions of alcohol misuse – it has huge negative consequences …

5 tips for supporting a loved one in recovery

11/04/2022 | category: News

Substance misuse is a global problem. Alcohol is associated with almost 3 million deaths annually. In addition to this more than 76 million people are currently dependent on or abusing alcohol, and an estimated 36 million people struggled with a …

Substance abuse in teenagers

31/03/2022 | category: News

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2021 World Drug Report stated that over 36 million people worldwide suffer from drug use disorders. The early use of substances is associated with abuse problems later in life – most …

Risky drinking – alcohol misuse in the over 50s

28/02/2022 | category: News

With the latest strains of the Covid virus being seemingly less ferocious, global governments are implementing strategies and health measures to enable a reopening of a world that has been temporarily shuttered during a pandemic that has had an enormous …

New Year – New You! A time for new beginnings

30/12/2021 | category: News

New Year is often when we take stock of our lives, contemplate the year just gone and make plans for the months ahead. It is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. As we move into 2022, we can …

The festive season – alcohol use, family, stress and more …

17/12/2021 | category: News

The whole festive season is synonymous with alcohol. Drink parties at work, boozy Christmas lunches, mulled wine at the carol service. The prospect of having a drink is everywhere you go, with people letting their hair down, enjoying the celebrations, …

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