Could smaller alcohol measures reduce drink-related deaths?
Wine glass capacity in England has increased sevenfold in 300 years.
Until the later 20th century the most common alcohol consumed was beer and spirits, with wine only available for the richer classes. In fact beer was viewed as a ’safe’ drink in times when water contaminations carried so many diseases.
The mummy drinking culture –a bit of fun or is it hiding a worrying trend?
Over the decades, women’s drinking habits have changed, largely driven by changes in attitudes and society. It’s hard to believe that it wasn’t until the Second World War that women sitting in a pub was considered OK and not a sign of loose morals. By the 1990’s it was accepted that women liked to drink and the drinks industry responded by creating specific ‘girly’ drinks – alcopops.
Is addiction relapse a failure or just a bump on a difficult road to recovery?
The high profile relapse of presenter Ant McPartlin, who is battling with his prescription drug addiction and is going back into treatment after his recent arrest for drink driving, brings to the fore the subject of relapse for people with drug or alcohol misuse problems.
Addiction Facts vs Myths - Challenging the stereotypes
Challenging the stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding alcohol and drug addiction.
The challenges of receiving treatment for drug or alcohol addiction when you are a high earner or professional
Alcohol and drugs can cause problems for people of all ages and all walks of life. The stereotypical image of an alcoholic or drug addict may be that of someone on low income, employed and living in deprived areas, but this view is just that … a stereotype, and does not show the full picture of the risk people on high incomes, with high-pressured careers are to alcohol and drug abuse.
Alcohol Addiction: What Happens During A Medical Detox?
Heavy users of alcohol may have tried to quit drinking in the past only to be faced with extreme withdrawal symptoms. In fact, alcohol withdrawal can pose serious health risks, and in some cases prove fatal and shouldn’t be attempted without medical advice.
Can the 12 Steps Work for Non-Religious Addicts?
The 12 Step programme has been successfully used for the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction since it was created by the support group Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in the 1930’s. It was a result of founder Bill Wilson using his experience of the positive effects experienced when people, struggling with alcoholism, shared their stories.
How much alcohol should I drinking?
To keep health risks from alcohol consumption to a low level, the recommendations for weekly alcohol consumption should not regularly exceed 14 units per week.
This is now the same for MEN as it is for WOMEN
The Long-Term Side Effects of Heroin Addiction Infographic
Heroin is a highly addictive drug with users often administering more than one dose a day.
It is common for users to use other drugs or alcohol alongside heroin. The purity of street heroin varies and it can be cut with adulterants including ketamine.
Is your loved one drinking too much? How can you help?
Alcohol dependence is a selfish disease. As alcohol takes a stronger grip on every day-to-day activity, it is often at the exclusion of the people who care the most - family, friends and loved ones.