How to Recognise Burnout Symptoms

Defined by WHO (World Health Organisation), ‘burnout’ is a state of exhaustion. This affects us both physically and mentally following a prolonged period of stress or emotionally exhausting situations. This …

College Alcoholism and Binge Drinking

Attending college can be a young adult’s most stressful period of life. Moving away from home, studying independently, and adapting to a new environment are all factors that can increase …

The Characteristics of High Functioning Anxiety

Generalised Anxiety Disorder Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mental health condition characterised by constant and (usually) irrational worries. Those with anxiety struggle to control anxious thoughts and habits, which …

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Alcohol Use

It’s really important to be aware of the connection between alcohol use and anxiety. It’s an issue affecting many people and understanding how the two are linked supports people to …

Blackout Drunk: Signs, Causes & Dangers of Blackout Drinking

‘Blacking out’ from alcohol is a form of memory loss, caused by the excessive amount of alcohol consumed. This can happen to anyone, at any age, as it has happened to at …

Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant

There is still much debate as to whether alcohol is safe to drink while an individual is pregnant. Because of this uncertainty, however, medical professionals still advise that the safest …

Underage Drinking: An Epidemic Among Teens

By 17 years old, around 64% of boys and 48% of girls drink alcohol every week in the UK [1]. The percentage of 15-year-olds claiming to have been drunk multiple …

The Link Between Alcohol and Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is defined as confidence in one’s own abilities or worth, or how much self-respect someone may have. Someone who has a high level of self-esteem values themselves highly, whereas …

What are 12-Step Programmes?

12-step programmes are designed to support the recovery of those struggling with addiction. This was first developed in the 1930s by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) specifically devised for alcoholism. [1] Since …

10 Steps To Take If An Alcoholic Refuses Treatment

When someone’s life is completely taken over by addiction to alcohol, the hardest part is accepting the loss of control and acknowledging addiction. This is usually accompanied by feelings of …