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How Alcohol Affects the Brain

4th August 2020

Approximately 3 million people die from alcohol-related causes, representing a staggering 1 in 20 deaths (WHO). Thousands more attend an alcohol rehab centre in order to combat alcohol’s negative health repercussions. In this post we dissect how alcohol consumption affects the human brain. Alcohol is deemed a ‘depressant’ as opposed as a ‘stimulant’, and scientists

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Tips For Looking After Your Mental Health as we are coming out of The Lockdown

24th July 2020

The impacts of Covid-19 and the accompanying lockdown have been tough on everyone. A national survey by the ONS conucted in May, at the height of the lockdown, found that more than two thirds (69%) of adults in the country reported feeling worried. The most common issue was fear for the future while more than

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Pros and Cons of Legalising Drugs

24th July 2020

There are a number of pros and cons of legalising drugs and there is no single easy answer. The legalisation of drugs is a very contentious issue and can raise strong opinions on both sides of the drug legislation debate. There is no denying that many drugs can have an extremely negative affect on both

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Offspring Addiction: What Role Do You As A Parent Play In Their Recovery?

23rd July 2020

Parents are identified as supporters, as authoritative figures, as leaders of life. However, in some situations, parents can in fact deter the quality of life of their adolescent and adult children, but what role do parents play in Addiction Recovery? Behaviours are commonly taught. We are also conditioned by our environments, by our associations, by

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10 Signs Of An Online Shopping Addiction

23rd July 2020

How often do you shop online? Are you able to make rational purchases of items you actually require? Unfortunately, for a proportion of individuals, this can be extremely difficult to control, down to an online shopping addiction. Although a primary diagnosis of an online shopping addiction is yet to be made, many individuals across the

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Top 10 Tips on Planning and Holding an Intervention

30th June 2020

Have you been witnessing a loved one or friend suffer through addiction or mental health issues for some time? This can be an extremely tough process for all individuals. Have you already attempted to offer a degree of support and empathy, yet you feel like you’re getting nowhere? This is very common when looking to tackle an addiction.   One of the most

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Women and Alcoholism

30th June 2020

An addiction can impact any individual no matter their age, gender, ethnicity, background or status in the world. However, now more than ever, alcoholism seems to be affecting women rapidly.   Recent research carried out by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has recognised a concerning rise in the link between women and alcoholism. For years, alcoholism and addictive behaviours have been stereotyped around male figures. However, as life

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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

30th June 2020

Alcohol is branded as a stimulant. It’s commonly used to mark an occasion, to lift the mood, to relax. However, the truth is, alcohol is a depressant. It is an addictive drug, which in time, affects the mind significantly, with a high correlating link with depression.   Those who abuse alcohol, in the moment, believe that it is improving their state of

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