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Alcohol Abuse and Chefs

28th October 2019

Known as the industry’s “dirty little secret”, alcohol abuse appears to be rife in the hospitality industry with chefs and other food industry workers being the most affected. This issue was made more widespread by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who has given interviews and even produced a documentary on the issue. Alcohol abuse and chefs

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The Key Links Between Domestic Abuse And Substance Abuse

18th October 2019

There is a strong link between domestic violence and substance abuse, which has been studied and ascertained time and time again. A number of studies have concluded that the majority of domestic abusers have some sort of addiction issue, or reliance on substances. In families where domestic violence is present, there is a strong likelihood

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How to be in the presence of alcohol after recovery

7th October 2019

A common question asked by alcoholics when they enter rehab is “Can I ever go back to drinking moderately again?” Whilst there are varying opinions on the matter, the general consensus is no. For those who have become addicted to a substance, there is very little chance of them ever being able to take it

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What role does peer pressure have in addiction

1st October 2019

Peer pressure is often linked to addiction, particularly in teenagers and young adults. These formative years are the ones in which people feel the most pressure to fit in and find a group to belong to. When people that they respect are involved in things like drugs and alcohol, peer pressure can make it very

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What are the signs that you need alcohol rehab

23rd September 2019

It isn’t easy for people to accept that they have a drinking problem, for a number of reasons. One of these is that there is a drinking culture, especially in the UK, which normalises heavy and problem drinking. For those who exhibit damaging drinking behaviours, it is too easy to explain away any thought that

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A Harmful Drug Could Surprisingly Be the Answer to Further Improving Alcohol Addiction Treatment

19th September 2019

When dealing with any kind of substance abuse and addiction, the most common guidelines and advice state that you should avoid any type of intoxicating substances while in recovery. If you’re suffering from heroin addiction, drinking alcohol is a no-no. That feeling of intoxication can quickly kickstart cravings for harder drugs, it’s a relapse waiting

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50% Of Young Drinkers Unaware Of Health Messages On Alcohol Packaging

18th September 2019

New research, published in the Journal of Public Health, shows that many teenage drinkers are not aware of health warnings and product information on the packaging of alcohol drink containers. There is a growing concern throughout the United Kingdom as the number of people drinking, including teenagers, do so with extremely unhealthy habits. Increasing numbers

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Alcohol and how it affects the mental health of an addict

17th September 2019

Alcohol has a chemical effect on the brain that is obvious after just one drink. The short-term effects begin with slightly increased confidence and lowered inhibitions, which is often why people enjoy it in the first place. After a few more drinks, alcohol starts to take a less positive toll on the body, leading to

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What is a behavioural addiction?

4th September 2019

The concept of behavioural addictions has gained some traction in the scientific community over the past few years but is still somewhat controversial. For a long time, members of the psychiatry community refused to recognise these behaviours as true addictions, but many experts are now realising that many of these bear the same hallmarks as

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