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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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Alcoholism help and intervention

4th September 2019

Alcoholism affects a lot of people, and the numbers are far starker than you would think. Alcoholchange.org estimates that there are around 589,101 dependent drinkers in the UK, with less than 20% in treatment for their addiction. People tend to think about alcoholics as people whose addiction has completely taken over their lives, and who

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Understanding Addiction

26th August 2019

For people who have never struggled with addiction, it can be hard to understand those who continuously choose a course of action which is causing serious problems in their lives. Understanding addiction means more than understanding the science behind how and why a person becomes an addict, it also means understanding the cycle of addiction,

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Prescription drug addiction is on the increase

23rd August 2019

Following research which indicated a growing problem with addiction to prescription medications in the UK, a government investigation has been launched into how doctors prescribe these drugs, and to decide if we are too reliant on these treatment options. There has been a more than 100% rise in the number of antidepressants prescribed in England

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