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Category: Alcohol Addiction
What is it like living with an alcoholic?
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 30 Jan 2023

We’ve seen it portrayed in the media. Angry outbursts, smashed bottles, dramatic exits. But what is it really like living with an alcoholic? The truth is that alcoholism affects people from all walks of life.


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Is Dry January good for addiction?
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 19 Jan 2023

Every year, around 130,000 people wake up in the UK and decide not to drink. For a whole month. Now in its tenth year, Dry January is an annual challenge spearheaded by Alcohol Change UK that invites participants to swap their cocktails for mocktails


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Hangxiety: The Link Between Alcohol & Anxiety
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 07 Nov 2022

When people hear the word ‘cost’, it would be fair to assume that their minds would jump to thinking of money and finances. However, when it comes to addiction, the word ‘cost’ can have an array of different, tragic meanings.


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The Link Between Alcohol & Depression
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 01 Nov 2022

Alcohol plays a casual role in over 200 medical conditions including numerous cancers, high blood pressure, cirrhosis and depression (1). Over the years, a substantial amount of literature has pointed to a link between alcohol and depression


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Why menopause and alcohol don’t mix
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 18 Oct 2022
Insomnia, hot flushes, mood swings, brain fog…who wouldn’t reach for a glass of wine when faced with a barrage of uncontrollable, and incredibly unpleasant, symptoms. But the regular tipple that’s helping you sleep, feel calm and manage your untamed emotions could be doing you more harm than good. The biological changes that happen in a…

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How much does alcohol rehab cost?
Posted by Youssef
on 22 Sep 2022
If you’ve been struggling with alcohol for a long time, you may have contemplated checking into an alcohol rehab facility. Perhaps you’ve already tried to quit on your own or even attended outpatient services that haven’t been successful. Sometimes alcohol addiction reaches a point when only a residential rehab programme will help you to stay…

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Drug and Alcohol Use Survey 2022
Posted by Martin Preston
on 11 Aug 2022
Many Brits find themselves in the pub more often when the summer months creep in. So, it leads us to wonder why people are more drawn to alcohol and substances during this time: is it because more people are doing it, so they feel less guilty? Is it due to increased promotion and advertisements around…

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The Festival Season & Addiction
Posted by Martin Preston
on 25 Jul 2022
Coachella, Glastonbury, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, every year countries around the world play host to music festivals covering every genre, age bracket and budget. The festival season in the UK and overseas has exploded in the last decade, propelled further by the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. At most festivals you can camp over for several days, creating…

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What is a functioning alcoholic?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 22 Jun 2022
The stereotypical alcoholic portrayed in films is a jobless, homeless individual with a lack of morals and few discerning qualities. In truth, alcohol use disorders affect people from all walks of life and it’s not always easy to spot who’s suffering. Anyone who can’t control the urge to drink, consumes a large volume of alcohol…

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Dangerous Drinking Culture Mapped
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 20 Jun 2022
While enjoying a casual alcoholic beverage on the weekend is unlikely to cause any harm to your health, drinking in excess can have a substantial negative effect on your body and mental well-being. In fact, in 2020, excessive alcohol use led to 8,974 deaths in the UK alone, an 18.6% increase from 2019, which is…

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