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Category: Alcoholism
How to deal with an alcoholic parent
Posted by David Williams
on 12 Mar 2021
Dealing with an alcoholic parent can be extremely difficult, challenging and downright heartbreaking.  Any parent should care for and protect their own child; this doesn’t necessarily happen with an alcoholic parent. Sadly, all too often, the roles tragically become reversed.  Challenging an alcoholic parent can be daunting. No parent wants to be told they are…

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20 Facts about alcoholism you weren’t aware of
Posted by Martin Preston
on 04 Mar 2021
Most people drink alcohol and of those who do most are able to drink it in moderation. However, there are a minority that suffer from alcoholism. Those that suffer from this condition are unable to control the amount of alcohol they consume and suffer negative consequences as a direct result. If you or a loved…

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What is a functioning alcoholic? – The signs and symptoms
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 03 Feb 2021
A functioning alcoholic is a person who suffers from alcoholism but is still able to hold down a job, play a role within a family and to most people, appear to be coping. Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease of the brain and body, (1) not all alcoholics lose everything as a direct result…

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Living with an alcoholic – Tips on how to cope
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 15 Jan 2021
Living with an alcoholic is exceptionally challenging, especially if the person concerned denies they have a problem. Alcoholism, alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction are recognised alcohol use disorders that are considered chronic. They are at the most severe end of the substance misuse spectrum.  Many people who live with an alcoholic do not fully understand…

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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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