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Category: Alcoholism
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 Julian Coxon
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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Alcohol Awareness Week: Why It’s More Important Than Ever
Posted by David Williams
on 04 Nov 2019
"I was drinking a couple of bottles of whiskey a week, having a few glasses every night.” David, 50. “Every evening I’d drink a bottle of wine while I watched TV, it was the only way I could unwind and sleep,” Kelly, 42.  “I started downing a vodka before I opened the wine just to…

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Signs and symptoms of alcoholism: what to look out for and be aware of
Posted by David Williams
on 19 Sep 2019
It’s not only those who are dependent on alcohol who can be in denial of the problem - but also those around them. It can be easy to be convinced that someone is not alcoholic because they continue to function, to work if they are able to go for periods without drinking or to contain…

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How To Stop Drinking: Getting The Right Help
Posted by Julian Coxon
on 11 Sep 2019
When drinking has become problematic, obsessive, compulsive or deeply entrenched, finding a way to stop is hugely challenging, but it can be done. There are thousands of people who can relay stories of their lives in chaos, their health on the brink of collapse and their out of control drinking - and how things changed…

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