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What are the Effects of Drinking Alcohol Every Day?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ February 7, 2024

The World Health Organisation estimates that alcohol abuse accounts for over 3 million deaths a year across the world, lowers health standards and causes a rise in disabilities and illnesses in all of the areas where it is highly consumed. (15) Alcohol is also the leading risk factor for premature deaths in the 15 to […]

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Seizures When Undergoing an Alcohol Detox: Causes, Dangers & Treatments

by Ray Sadoun ǀ September 14, 2023

Weekly binge drinking [1] has become its own pocket of UK culture, with most people enjoying a tipple or two to wind down after a long working week. These ritualistic beverages are, for many people, easy to recover from and will rarely lead to long-term health complications. However, due to a complex combination of biological, […]

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Risks & Dangers of Quitting Alcohol Cold Turkey

by Ray Sadoun ǀ September 7, 2023

If you drink alcohol then you’ll know how it can affect you in some ways, the relaxed state, euphoria, sedative effects, hangover, anxiety, nausea and diarrhoea. It’s a substance that affects people differently according to how much they drink and how often. Of course, excessive drinking habits lead to increasingly negative effects. In England, there are […]

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Does Drinking Alcohol Cause Anxiety & Panic Attacks?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ April 7, 2023

There is a link between anxiety and substance use disorders. Unfortunately, excessive alcohol consumption is known to lead to a whole host of mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. If you already suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety, then you might find that drinking excessively only leads to a worsening of your […]

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Stages of Alcoholism: Early, Chronic and End Stage

by Ray Sadoun ǀ March 24, 2023

Unfortunately, there are hundreds of thousands of people across the UK who suffer from an alcohol addiction. In fact, according to a recent study carried out by Alcohol Change UK, approximately 602,391 people across the UK are currently dependent on alcohol, although this number keeps changing. On top of this, only 18% are currently receiving […]

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Wet Brain from Alcohol: Signs and Symptoms of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

by Ray Sadoun ǀ January 13, 2023

Wet Brain is officially known and diagnosed by professionals as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS). It occurs when a person has a deficiency in thiamine (aka vitamin B1). This is therefore linked to poor nutrition. In the UK, this condition is found in people with severe alcohol use whereas in other parts of the world it also […]

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How to Help an Alcoholic Spouse

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 22, 2022

Recognising an Alcoholic Problem in Your Spouse Figuring out how to help an alcoholic spouse can be challenging, especially when you’re not sure entirely sure they have a problem yet. Start by trying to understand their problem and what your husband or wife’s alcoholism involves first. Assessing the extent of their alcohol problem gives you […]

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Alcohol: How It Affects Your Brain and Mood

by Ray Sadoun ǀ March 30, 2022

Alcohol: How It Affects Your Brain and Mood Alcohol has no positive effects on the brain and body, but it misleads us into thinking it does. In the short term, alcohol can make us believe that it positively impacts our mood and lives, making us feel more confident and relaxed. However, alcohol is a depressant […]

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How to Help an Aging Parent Overcome Alcoholism

by Ray Sadoun ǀ March 9, 2022

How to Help an Aging Parent Overcome Alcoholism Retirement brings with it a relaxing of the mind, body and sometimes the senses. As parents enter their twilight years, it may become commonplace to see them have a second glass of wine with dinner or a couple of glasses of scotch before bedtime. We live in […]

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