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5 Warning Signs Your Drinking Could Be a Problem

by Ray Sadoun ǀ January 19, 2022

5 Warning Signs Your Drinking Could Be a Problem When someone’s addicted to alcohol, there are certain warning signs to look out for. Whilst some of these warning signs might be easily recognisable, while others might be more difficult to identify. Sometimes, the symptoms and warning signs might be difficult to identify at the start […]

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Afraid To Quit Drinking? 3 Normal Fears

by Ray Sadoun ǀ October 20, 2021

Afraid To Quit Drinking? 3 Normal Fears The things that scare us the most are often the things we don’t understand or that seem impossible. Even the petrifying thought of what life will be like after change can stand in the way of the life we want. Fear is the main thing that stops people […]

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Alcohol and Opioids: A Deadly Combination

by Ray Sadoun ǀ October 13, 2021

Alcohol and Opioids: A Deadly Combination Each substance on its own can slowly ruin a person’s life due to its destructive and addictive nature. But by consuming both substances simultaneously, users put themselves at huge risk of rapidly increasing adverse side effects or even overdose. Whether an individual mixes alcohol and opioids mistakenly or enhance […]

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Methods of Intervention in Alcoholism

by Ray Sadoun ǀ September 13, 2021

Methods of Intervention in Alcoholism With the growing burden of alcohol abuse on health systems globally contributing to more than three million deaths annually[1], it’s no surprise there’s a need for increased access to brief alcohol interventions. An intervention usually occurs when a person’s alcohol use becomes a cause for concern or danger. Alerted to […]

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5 of the Most Serious Alcohol-Linked Diseases

by Ray Sadoun ǀ August 16, 2021

5 of the Most Serious Alcohol-Linked Diseases Despite the negative impact of alcohol on the body, people worldwide continue to consume it daily. The real problem comes with how the liver processes alcohol, as the enzymes that metabolise the alcohol can only absorb minimal amounts at a time. What isn’t processed is left to roam […]

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Understanding the Link Between Alcohol And Panic Attacks

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 15, 2021

Understanding The Link Between Alcohol And Panic Attacks Many people believe that alcohol is an effective self-medication technique for coping with anxiety and panic attacks, due to the initial sedative effect and feelings of calm that this substance provides. However, evidence shows that there is a direct link between alcohol and panic attacks. When we […]

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What are the Causes of Alcoholism?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 14, 2021

What are the causes of alcoholism? The phrase ‘alcoholism’ has been known over the years by a range of terms such as alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence and most recently as alcohol use disorder. People suffering from alcoholism continue to drink without thinking about the negative consequences their actions are having. These negative consequences could include […]

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What are the Options for Treating Alcoholism?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 14, 2021

What are the options for treating alcoholism? There is no medical cure for alcoholism, however, there are several treatment options available to choose from. The best treatment for alcoholism differs from person to person as it depends on a number of factors including the level of addiction, personal choice, and finance. Some people may need […]

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What Are The Physical Signs Of Alcoholism?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 13, 2021

What Are The Physical Signs Of Alcoholism? Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, is characterised by the uncontrollable urge to drink alcohol despite the potentially negative consequences associated with consuming this substance. An addiction to alcohol can destroy lives, with many people prioritising drinking over everything else including work, relationships and family. [1] While not everyone […]

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