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Tagged: alcohol misuse

Time For Tailored, Bespoke Care

10Apr

  Every other life threatening illness receives specialist care. As each patient will present with a unique set of diagnostic problems, the treatment will be altered for their best outcome. For the most part, there is blanket coverage with alcohol … Continue reading

  

Gazza admitted to US addiction centre

5Feb

Paul Gascoigne admitted to addiction centre in the US

It’s no secret that former Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur player, Paul Gascoigne has battled with alcoholism since giving up football. His Management Company today confirmed that he has willingly gone to the US and admitted himself into a specilist … Continue reading

  

New Puritan or New Goddess?

3Feb

I have been hearing across the social media networks, that we non drinkers are somehow the New Puritans. That title suggests to me that we have a rather holier than thou attitude. As if we are in some way superior … Continue reading

  

How will you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions? Read some top tips to beat the odds

2Jan

Almost 1 in 10 (9%) New Year’s resolutions last at least 6 months but almost 4 in 10 (39%) will be over in 2 weeks. More than 4 in 10 (45%) say lack of willpower is to blame for why … Continue reading

  

The Aftermath of Christmas

27Dec

How was your Christmas? Jolly, Happy, Joyous and Fun? Perhaps Peaceful and Relaxing? On Christmas Night, I am always grateful these days,  that it was scattered with the above, tired but still with a clear head, of not having to … Continue reading

  

Chronic diseases now the biggest healthcare burden

14Dec

An interesting article has appeared in PM Live, based on several articles recently published in The Lancet. These articles reveal that advancements in treating infections and tackling malnutrition have seen chronic diseases and disability become the biggest global healthcare burdens. … Continue reading

  

The Festive Season

7Dec

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you say the word Festive? It might not be just booze, but it will feature in the mind’s eye somewhere. The old values of peace and good will seems to … Continue reading

  

Minimum Pricing

26Nov

How will this affect the way we would drink? I can only speak from my own area of expertise, that is women and mothers of the Middle Class persuasion with a dependence. The answer for them, is not in the … Continue reading

  

Festive season triggers concerns about Alcohol misuse

20Nov

There’s no more fitting a time than the weeks running up to Christmas, to highlight the concerns about alcohol misuse, particularly in the workplace, warns workplace health and wellbeing organisation, Health@Work. Health@Work regularly works with organisations to get their workforce … Continue reading

  

Stigma, I am Sick of It

7Nov

The word Alcoholic conjures up almost without fail, an image of a totally disadvantaged and desolate person, either living rough or in dire circumstances. Weak and worthless individuals who have brought the whole mess on themselves. I am truly sick … Continue reading

  

Far From Sublime

16Oct

As over eight million TV’s beam into our sitting rooms most evenings, I am constantly amazed at the amount of both subliminal advertising and situations that make you NEED a drink. Buying a sofa? You better have a bottle ready! … Continue reading

  

The Bravery of Surrender

1Aug

It becomes more apparent to me each day of how courageous the step to surrender, honestly and openly is. Those who have never been addicted are often not only totally perplexed, but also appalled at the behaviour of a drunk. … Continue reading

  

Proportion of school children taking drugs fell over the past decade, says new report

26Jul

11 to 15-year-old pupils are also smoking and drinking less than ten years ago Drug-taking among secondary school children fell by 12 percentage points in the past ten years, according to new figures out today from the Health and Social … Continue reading

  

The Inner Child

24Jul

Even after all these years of being sober, using common sense and logic, facing the world without the aid of any enhancing drugs or medicines that take away the rough edges, I still have yet to come to terms with … Continue reading

  

Risks and Reward

18Jul

I have always been fascinated by risk takers, and when I was at the height of my drinking career, I took many risks. Not only with my health, and my relationships, but sometimes I am quite sure I got a … Continue reading

  

The Re-Birth

16May

At first I was on the pink cloud of Euphoria with my sobriety. Everything in those initial weeks was clean and fresh. There was so much I wanted to prove, and so much I wanted to do. All the hiding … Continue reading

  

I’m Not Alone

3May

This article sums up so much of the consequences that I see on a daily basis, and well worth a read. Think I will stick to my Pomegranate Juice!! Dr Smith-Laing, liver specialist, pulls no punches. ‘Until about 10 years ago, … Continue reading

  

The Roaring Twenties!

26Apr

My tolerance in my late teens and twenties was amazing. Whether it is genetics or not, I obviously had inherited hollow legs, and throughout my twenties could drink a country dry with little side effect. It also gave me confidence … Continue reading

  

I am Sarah and I am an alcoholic…

5Apr

I am Sarah and I am an alcoholic. Not active, an ex alcoholic. The first statement is one that many are familiar with, quoted millions of times at the famous AA meetings. Prior to my sobriety, those words always conjured … Continue reading