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 …

The Risks of Mixing Amoxicillin And Alcohol

Most people are aware of the fact that drinking alcohol is not advised when taking a course of antibiotics. However, many of these people may not be aware of the …

What Is Fatty Liver Disease?

Fatty liver disease (FLD) is a condition whereby fat builds up in the liver. FLD can either be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. As the name suggests, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) …

The Facts: Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Genetics plays a large part in determining our personalities and traits. Parents who are alcoholics can pass along to their children as a genetic predisposition. In this post, we will …

UK ePetition: Make Alcohol Industry Include Calorie Information on Bottles/Cans

There is currently a lot of pressure on the alcohol industry to start providing nutritional information on its packaging. Whilst it is advised, there are no laws in place to …

A Guide to Mental Effects Of Drinking Alcohol

Today’s world has produced a society where using alcohol has become the norm. But the toll this can take on the mind and body can be quite significant. The mental …

A Guide To Effects of Alcohol On The Brain

Alcohol affects the brain based on a person’s drinking habits. Occasional and moderate drinkers can suffer effects such as memory impairment, recklessness, and impaired decision making. Heavy drinkers tend to …