The Effects of Alcohol on the Cardiovascular System

When dealing with addiction, it is important to make yourself aware of the effects that the addictive substance has on both physical and mental health. Alcohol is known to be …

Blackouts from Alcohol

Alcohol-induced blackouts are one of the most dangerous side effects of alcohol abuse. Blackouts often lead to the person ending up in a dangerous or highly regrettable scenario. Not only …

Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse

If you/a loved one drinks alcohol, it’s important to know the warning signs/symptoms of alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Alcoholism is characterised by an inability to control alcohol use while alcohol abuse is characterised …

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Mental Health of the Elderly

When we look at the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of the elderly, it is easy to see social isolation, fear of sickness, and being denied in-person services …

Does Alcoholism Really Exist?

Alcoholism is a disorder that is generally diagnosed by a medical professional. Also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), this condition is caused when the amount of alcohol ingested regularly …

How To Handle Negative Emotions Without Drugs or Alcohol

It is essential to be able to connect with and accurately identify our feelings so that we can use them to navigate the world. Some negative emotions may be uncomfortable …

Is Alcoholism An ‘Allergy of The Body’?

Alcoholism is a chronic condition that affects more than a quarter of the population of Britain, and 16% of Americans. To this day, 6 people worldwide die of alcohol-related illnesses. …

Mixing Alcohol With Codeine: The Facts

Codeine is a seemingly innocuous cough syrup that can actually cause some serious health risks if used incorrectly. It is commonly mixed with alcohol to create a deadly concoction that …

A Guide To The ‘Stages of Change’ Model of Addiction

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a progressive disease.  No one simply wakes up one day and chooses to become addicted to a substance which takes over their life and …

How Alcohol Damages The Liver

The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body. As the largest solid organ (and the largest gland) in the body, a human liver weighs between …