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Category: Alcoholism
Delamere’s 10 top tips for safer drinking over the festive period
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 19 Dec 2020
In the UK, the festive period accounts for the most cases of drinking to harmful levels, with binge drinking spiking on Christmas day and New Years eve.  At Delamere we are well aware that this Christmas will be unlike any other our generation have known. With many more people feeling additional pressure financially and socially…

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Alcohol, Domestic Abuse and Christmas
Posted by Martin Preston
on 11 Dec 2020
Every year over the festive period, cases of domestic abuse and violence increase dramatically.  The reason for christmas and new year being a particularly precarious time is a toxic recipe of extra time spent with loved ones, increased financial pressure to meet expectations and lets not forget the most important ingredient of all - alcohol!…

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The best time of year to go to alcohol rehab
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 30 Nov 2020
Would you believe if we said that Christmas is actually the best time of year to undergo alcohol treatment? Probably not - afterall, who wants to spend time away from family and friends over the festive period, but there are some very good reasons why. Many people that suffer with alcoholism wait until a crisis…

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The UKs current alcohol situation
Posted by Martin Preston
on 12 Nov 2020
Number of people drinking at high risk levels nearly doubles during lockdown With England in its second Covid-19 lockdown, deaths from substance misuse and addiction are expected to rise. Many poles have been conducted on the amount of alcohol we have been consuming during the lockdown period. The results of various studies on how much…

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Royal College of Psychiatrists warn of alcohol services being overwhelmed
Posted by Martin Preston
on 29 Sep 2020
The Royal College of Psychiatrists have warned England’s addiction services will be overwhelmed with an additional 4 million individuals drinking more alcohol than they did prior to the Covid-19 lockdown. England, along with the rest of the UK, has seen figures nearly double in the number of adults turning to drink to cope with the…

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Alcohol abuse and Bulimia – A deadly combination
Posted by David Williams
on 16 Jul 2020
Two prominent addictions that frequently kill are alcohol and food. When these two addictions meet, the negative effects of both are amplified and the prognosis is poor unless the correct treatment is undertaken. In this article we look at the reasons why alcohol and eating disorders, bulimia in particular, are so deadly when combined. We…

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9 signs your colleague has an alcohol or drug addiction
Posted by David Williams
on 07 Mar 2020
The sheer volume of people who have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol or drugs make it inevitable that many of us may have a colleague who is struggling. The current National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on alcohol use disorders states that 24% of people in England drink in a way that…

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How To Help An Alcoholic: Six Things You Can Do Right Now
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 25 Feb 2020
Knowing how to help an alcoholic can be a challenging, frightening and bewildering task. We’ve all heard the adage that you can only help someone who wants to help themselves, and, to a certain extent, that is true of someone misusing alcohol. However, there are positive things you can do to help someone to move…

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A timeline of what happens when you quit drinking for good
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 17 Feb 2020
When you give up alcohol, having been a dependent drinker, you’ll move through various stages of recovery. There are always going to be individual variations to these but broadly speaking we can make some assumptions about what we expect to happen and when. Anyone who has been a heavy or dependent drinker should seek medical…

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Drugs in football: Addiction and doping in the game
Posted by David Williams
on 27 Nov 2019
Doping is arguably far less prominent in football than in other sports such as athletics and cycling where there have been high profile cheating scandals. That said, there have been a number of cases throughout the years around footballers using illicit substances whether for the purpose of performance enhancements or otherwise. There are those who…

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